3 Tips for New Business Owners

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but don’t no where to start? It’s simple.. just start.

Yes.. as simple as that!

Most small businesses fail within the first 5 yrs according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The main reasons are due to:

1. A lack of knowledge.

2. A lack of funding.

3. Failure to price product or service correctly.

Most people dream of entrepreneurship, but many never take the next step or they give up too soon. Just a side note.. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint at heart.

If you are comfortable where you are, you probably won’t make it. I advise new, thrill seekers of these 3 things when starting a business.

After you’ve mastered that, I suggest you hire someone to teach you how to start, market, grow and become profitable. If you can’t find anyone, I just might be available. Check here for available times.

After you’ve done all this, now it’s time to put the foot to the medal and put a strategy in place.

Are you working part-time or full-time in this new business? What are your professional and financial goals as an entrepreneur? Where do you see yourself a year from now in this business? If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Subscribe to The People Connect Podcast for business tips, inspiration and motivation to keep you in the loop and on top of your business.

So start planning…

Be prepared to invest in you and your business if you are serious. If finances are low, invest in free business tools to get started. There are tons of them. You need a website or a blog, an email provider (CRM system) and a product or service. You can also get The Start, Market & Grow Business Bundle if you need an indepth knowledge of building that business online.

The life of an entrepreneur can be fun, stressful and really challenging. Join business groups on Facebook and connect with other business people.

The more you learn, the more comfortable you will be as a new business owner.

Are you social? If not, you better get that way. There are over 6 billion people in the world ready to be introduced to your business idea. Connect with me on Instagram for more tips & strategy about business.

I’m Nichelle! A certified business & life strategist. I help you start, market, grow and profit as the CEO of you.

Until next time..

Blessings & Peace,

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Cuba.. How it Can Change Your Life with One Visit

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

Mark Twain

Day 1  We just entered Cuba.

I was so waiting on this trip. I couldn’t wait to experience all the fears of others who told me about it. I didn’t know what to expect. Nothing I heard was good. I wanted to see it for myself so I booked a cruise and started on my way to the largest Carribean Island of Cuba.

Riding through the streets of Cuba

Believe this.. some of what they told you is true. Believe this.. a lot of what they told you was a lie.

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“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

The Cuban people are great people. They are warm, beautiful, friendly, culturally correct and some are living in conditions no one should have to endure. I was baffled by what I saw, yet I felt so blessed to be able to see it. Seeing Cuba through my own eyes made me realize 3 things.

  1. I am so blessed! Never again will I complain. Why? I can change my circumstances if I want to. I am FREE to go and do as I please. I can earn, learn and empower myself without any approval of another.
  2. Appreciate the little things and thank God daily. A house, running water, food, transportation, clean air and everything else in between. When you see how others suffer due to control, you recognize that you are powerful and didn’t even know it.
  3. Don’t get trapped in the fears of others. Live your life. See for yourself. Don’t allow others to give you a perspective they hear about. You be the judge. If I had listened to and fallen in the trap of fear, I would have never had this Cuban experience.

Will I go back? Yes.. I believe the more we learn about others, the more they can teach us. I met some great people on my tours and while visiting the local neighborhoods. They just want to be recognized for who they are.. human beings. They want what you and I want. A good life without limitations. Cuba deserves to be on your list of travel. It is a worthy visit.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

 

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Oh and.. did I mention that I celebrated my 22nd Anniversary with my husband in Cuba.  Here we are loving on each other while chilling and relaxing

If you would like to learn more about my daily life, business packed with motivation and inspiration, connect with me on Instagram I look forward to meeting you.

Until next time.. Blessings and Peace,

Nichelle