What Scares You About Starting A Business?

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What scares you about starting your own business? There is several underlying fears people often overthink about and just stop pursuing their passions. I am sure you felt one of these or the other, here is a list of your self limiting beliefs…

  1. What will people think? How will they look at me when I start a business?
  2. What if I fail? What will people think of me then?
  3. What if I lose money?
  4. I don’t know which products or services…
  5. This is too much work, I don’t know anything
  6. I don’t know where to start my business, their are way too many pieces.
  7. The market is too saturated for what I want to do...
  8. Too much money to invest…
  9. I don’t know how to talk to my suppliers
  10. I don’t know how to market my product. I am not a social media personality. I am too shy.
  11. I don’t know any of the legal stuff…
  12. I am not good enough…
  13. I just don’t know where to start…

Money

Here is the thing, you will always have these fears if you don’t over come and take a step to begin somewhere. These days people do not take a lot of money to start their business. You have to see what is costing you. The supplies, shipping fees, hosting, advertising and little extra for other costs. You have to plan your exepense. Even then you won’t see a profit right away, unless you are selling a stellar product or service.

You have to keep reinvesting until it grows. The whole business journey is a process. But you have to be willing and consistent to see a growth.

Get to saving about $1,000 to $3,000 to invest in yourself. Get a sewing machine, a circuit, a camera, or an orbelo account to start your own business.

Product Research

It is easy these days. Orbelo literally shows you analysis on how much products are selling and which ones are popular. There are other paid analytics tools. You need to always research on current trends to stay up to date. But, if you have your own product then it comes down to your marketing and your social media presence.

Also, if you are designing your products, then i have glog posts on how to research trade marks.

Find suppliers and reach out to them and negotiate the prices. If you are using oberlo, you won’t need to do it. However, for a good pricing strategy where you are making a profit, please plan it all out!

Where to Start? Register your business.

Do a Google Search, it tells you step by step. This is literally what you type in, “how to start a business in (Your Area)”. This will give you start to finish of how, what, why and when tot register your business and any small fees associated. Do the search or you will be left with your self limiting beliefs.

Start your research before you write in the comments that it can’t be done! Have a little faith in yourself.

Stagnant – Stuck – Anxiety – What it Takes to Improve Your Situation

Hello World, What does it really take to look past your “stuck” situation right now? It takes experience of going through it a couple of times and then saying, okay I take ownership of my situation! Acceptance is our keyword for today’s topic. It takes acceptances to move on or keep moving from any tough …

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Re-Invest Your Dividends

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I always encourage people to become great researchers on my blogs. There is nothing better than searching for the right things and using the correct key words to conduct your research. Google is your best friend! The best resource. These days, learning about anything is easier than ever. I have been seeing a trend called the #smallbusinesscheck where, kids as young as 15 are opening up their own business. This is the time we live in!

So yes, dividends, I hope you invested in stocks that gives you dividends as in makes you money. When you purchase certain stocks, they pay you dividends, same with ETF’s. So do a google search and invest in some today and hold long term. I use to find stocks intemidating, however, as I started learning about more from the vast resource that is available to us, it became easier and easier.

Some of you are just earning the dividends however, I would suggest to make the dividends work for you. There are DRIP programs available in Questrades, Accorn, Wealthsimple etc. The program takes your dividends and re-invest in the stock that earned you the dividend. This will help you grow your potential of earning. This is a great automated process as you do not have to go in and repurchase a stock. All automated!

Please take a look at my other blogs to learn more about business, motivation, and personal finance. It will encourage you to create a good investment portfolio!

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What Is Your Habit of Success?

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Consistency is key! That is why you need to habitualize positive tasks.

But I am curious to learn about habits that make you successful. Believe it or not, mine is as simple as taking a pen and paper and writing everything down. I have to have a pen and notebook with me at all times.

On a zoom call or voicenotes, or some one just share a key insight…yes, you guessed it! I have to write it down.

It’s simple, but it’s a habit and not a bad one. It helps me memorize the detail and embeded in my mind so I can reference it later on.

Another one of my good habits is curiosity. I am curious and that means, I am keen to learning more about certain topic. I go into it as a learner not a know it all, no matter how easy the topic is. Showing interest keeps me growing and makes my life more fulfilling.

I want you do the same! Take some time and learn new things and teach new things!

That’s all for my Sunday bite size chat with you all!

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How to leverage Resources to Become an Investor?

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Honestly, nothing better than investing in yourself and leanring. Here are few recommened books for your investment journey:

You can use the link to read a bit of sample and or purchase it for your kindle:

Get a free preview and then read through the materials to expand your knowledge,

Why did I throw this in here? Because, I want you to become a smart investor and invest in yourself by learning new skills that will be applicable in the future.

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Side Hustle Challenge #Sidehustlechallenge

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Take a paper, or open a OneNote and follow this simple math…

Take $2,500 (no tax) X 12 months = $30,000 Annual

Take your age, for example, 30, then subtract it from 60.

For example: 60 – 30 (your age) = 30 years

Now $30,000 x 30 years = $900,000 when you are 60.

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Depending on income level, $2,500 is hard to save when considering tax, mortgage, car payments, children and other expenses. However, if you started a side hustle today that allowed you to earn passive income with your main source of income, then this might not be doable!

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Hence, I want you to find a side hustle. You can open an esty store, become a consultant, flip cars/house/couch or simply search for remote work/part time work on Indeed.ca : https://ca.indeed.com/. Whatever you do, I want you to start today! I want you to start during the pandamic.

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To help you even further, go check out my old blogs for free resources. I recently wrote a helpful one that shares links to get free Google Analytics certification to update your skills: https://dlaofficial.wordpress.com/2020/08/10/google-analytics-certificaiton-free/

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Organization Tools for Task management

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Make sure you leave a comment! Would love to hear your insights.

I must say, I am enjoying this new wordpress editor! The navigtion is easier and it looks much cleaner. Love it! Seems like I am writing in a Word Document.

Okay now, how many of you have you track your to-do’s on a sticky note? How many of you have sticky notes all over your desks your walls and story boards?

STOP! You need to start using Trello! https://trello.com/

Still figuring out many new features as I commence on writing this post! Trello replaces all your sticky notes. It requres your email address to sign up and you can use it for absolutely free! No gimmick. I know everything comes with a gimmick these days!

Trello looks like your regular sticky notes but on a board. You can categorize and group you task and mark them complete as you work your way through! It is an amazing tool keep track of all the tasks you have in the day…also motivates you to clear up your desk space.

Organizing your physical space will help you clean up your mind! Trust me it works. A clean space can will help with creative thinking!

Next! OneNote…I know what you are thinking, you can’t be a good project manager or an analyst if you are not a good notetaker. For note taking you need OneNote. I love OneNote because it has various capabilities and features that I can use to almost create a planner. This application also integrates with various platfroms used on the daily, for example, your Microsoft Outlook.

Exactly like Trello, Microsoft Planner serves the same purpose. Here you can assign tasks and track the progress. You are also able to share your tasks with your team members and track the progress. It’s great for team management.

Microsoft Planner

Trello

OneNote


HAHA! WOW! Who paid for my upgrade? Mind blown on the new features on WordPress!




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Trade Mark for your Brand

Hello World,

I always want to provide informative content you can use to excel in your personal and professional growth.

I am the kind of personality who had to learn on her own and find her own coaches and mentors. I had to put in research for all the knowledge I have equiped over the years and I am still growing and learning.

Today I want to know if you are growing your brand? If you are, then check out these two websites which will help you locate Trade Marks for your brand. You can go on these websites and search for your Brand name and or a slogan.

USPTO – https://www.uspto.gov/

TradeMarkia – https://www.trademarkia.com/

Once, you searched the trade mark item you are looking for two things!

  1.  If the trade mark is “Dead” or “Live” 
  2. Detailed description of the industry the brand name/slogan was used for.

If the trademark is LIVE then you would not be able to use the trademark!

 

Check out my last few Blogs! Let me know if they are helpful. 

Want to make money from your Website?

Traction and Future of Blogs

Steamer – Amazon Deals

Career lesson…

Pandamic Planner – pick a skill to keep up

 

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