Online business owners can easily “open their doors for business” without a firm business plan in place.
Some may test the waters to see if they attract any clients and some start out doing this online work as a side gig while working their full-time job.
So, if this is how you are opened your business (or are planning to), do you have a business or a hobby?
A hobby traditionally is an activity that brings you pleasure that you do in your spare time. A business, on the other hand, provides a service or products to clients, has regular business hours, and strives to make a profit.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if you are working a business or a hobby:
• Do you have firm business hours or are you working sporadic hours as your family or full-time job allows?
• Do you make the most of your business hours or work time, working as efficiently as possible, or do you get distracted with social media or other behind-the-scenes tasks?
• Do you...
How many of us make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or go to the gym? How many of us actually reach our goals?
This is a prime example of knowing WHAT to do but not staying motivated to actually DO it. Intellectually we all KNOW that eating healthy foods and exercising is the key to losing weight yet many of us never seem to stick with it (especially me when it comes to chocolate – yum!)
The same is true with growing your business. We all KNOW we should have a business plan and market our businesses consistently, yet life gets in the way and our plans never materialise or we take a break from marketing because we’re too busy handling our customers’ needs.
What can you do to help you stay on track and/or grow your business?
Enter the business coach.
A business coach can take different forms. It might be that parts of your business are doing fine, and you just need someone to help you in a specific area, say for example marketing.
Why have a business...