Your own company, it always sounds so good. Everyone wants to be their own boss and therefore have their own company. How many people now dream of their own company? However, many have no idea where to start their own business. Do I start a webshop? Am I opening a physical store? What kind of products or services will I offer? If you really want to start for yourself and you have no idea what to do, we have listed some tips for you to get inspired.
1. What do you like?
Probably a piece of cake, but the easiest way is to start your own business in something you enjoy. If you have a passion for something, this will affect other people and it will not come across as well anyway. Think about what activities you always enjoy. Or ask friends if you can walk with them for a day. Perhaps a friend of yours is an account manager and that after a day of walking you no longer want to be an account manager. You soon notice whether you get ‘energy’ from something.
2. What are you good at?
Number two, but certainly also a very important one. You can like something very much, but if there are many others who can do this much better than you, then there is already no distinctive character. For example, would you like to sell clothes? Good luck! There are already so many stores and web shops that do that, so you can hardly distinguish yourself anymore. For example, I recently spoke with a housewife who thought it was a good idea to open a clothing webshop. That of course sounds very nice. But keep in mind that you need a webshop, texts, photo material, a corporate identity, etc. Once you have arranged all that, you still don’t have one visitor and you still have to invest in marketing. If you are starting online right now, the advice is to look for the real niche-niche-niche.
3. What are you especially not good at?
A very important point that people sometimes forget. Also be honest about what you are not good at. Can you program very well, but you find it difficult to communicate with others? Would you start for yourself? As an entrepreneur you must also be able to sell yourself and not always only on the basis of your knowledge. In a pitch you will have to compete against others who may be better communicatively. In addition, you must ensure that you do not let your customers snow you down. Be self-critical and determine for yourself to what extent your weaknesses can be detrimental to entrepreneurship.
4. What is demand for?
You will soon have to start selling products or services with your own company. Very handy that there is a demand for what you want to offer!