Tips on How to Start Your Own Business Venture

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Starting your own business venture can be one of the best experiences of your life. Anyone who has that urge to create something for themselves will not be happy until they have tried it. You finally get that idea into motion, and as long as your work hard and play it right there is a lot of potential money to be made. However, before you jump in, you need to give your idea a lot of constructive thought and planning. To help get your idea off the ground, here are a few things to think about:

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Simplify Your Idea

 When you first begin turning that idea into reality, if you have had the idea for a while, you may have already started complicating the idea and adding more and more aspects to it. At this stage, all you need is the most uncomplicated, core fundamental of your idea. Say you want to start selling dresses online. Don’t add in different clothing styles, shoes, makeup or anything else. Keep it as simple as possible. The simpler the idea, the better the focus and that is what you need to begin. If you can write your business idea in one simple sentence, you are there. Also, it may be an idea to think about possibly buying a franchise that caters to your business idea or buying a already set up business. Take a look at some business guides to get some ideas in this regard.  

Strengths and Weaknesses

It helps if you are completely honest with yourself before you start your venture. If you don’t already know what your strengths and weaknesses are, then you really should try and figure them out. You are far better starting a venture which plays to your strengths. This is a far superior strategy for success. If your idea doesn’t, perhaps you need to readjust it, or reformat it in a way so that it plays to your strengths.

Market Research

Before you start, you need to do some broad-based market research. Go to shops that sell the items you want to sell, visit your competitors online. What are their websites like? Do they have a clear branding strategy with clear core messages and a company ethos? All these things talk to their customers, the same customers as you will be going after. Visit your competitors on social media too, and run a search for anything that includes the items you wish to sell. The more you can understand about your key customer, and the more insights you have, the better. It means you will be able to make products that are catered to them and be able to market them more effectively.

Check the Legal Bits

You need to ensure that everything you do is above board and legal. So, ensure you study the correct documentation and get all the permits, etc., that you need. Let the government know that you are starting a business and sort out how you are going to file your tax returns as a matter of urgency.




How to relax in the midst of chaos

Staying calm in the midst of chaos isn’t always easy, especially when we bring social media into the mix. It can be tricky to stay on top of our feelings when drama online and you have to work online, but there are many ways to stay relaxed. In this blog post, I am going to share some tips to help you stay relaxed in the midst of chaos or drama. These tips are tried and tested.

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How to relax in the midst of chaos

Focus on what elevates

I scroll past different types of news online and I ignore majority of them. News is not something I seek out or watch, so I tend to not see majority of them. I rather focus on what elevates me then dwell on what doesn’t. It is important to stay aware of what is going on but it id important you know the difference between staying aware of what is happening and dwelling on what is happening. The former is what you need to do.

Have a routine

It is really important to have a daily routine that works for your family. That way you know what needs to be done and you can stay on top of your day and not get carried away with the confusion and chaos. You can create a flexible routine that allows you change things around during the day but still gives you that safety net as well. I find that my days are a lot better when I stick to my routine.

Eat healthy foods

This tip is a big one. You are what you consume, and this is why you need to ensure you are eating healthy to stay healthy. I have been a Vegetarian for over a year now and it has completely changed my life. Ensure you only eat healthy foods to keep your body in good shape.

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is really important especially now. The power of a good night sleep can never be overemphasised. We all need to get enough sleep to keep our body and mind healthy. Try going to bed an hour early everyday for a week and see how you feel.

Worry less

Many of us spend time worrying about things we have no business worrying about. It is important to worry less in order to stay healthy and happy. Worry leads to more stress, and that is really the last thing many of us need. Try as much as possible to take your mind off whatever you may be worrying about and spend time doing what you enjoy.

Listen to music

Good music heals the soul and that is one of the reasons why I ensure I listen to good music everyday. Some of my favourite artistes are Cece Winans, Enya, William McDowell, Adele, Mercy Chinwo and many more.

How do you relax in the midst of chaos? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section, let’s chat! Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.



How to Challenge Yourself in Life

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Everyone needs to find a new challenge in life from time to time. If you’ve found yourself lacking motivation and you want to find a new way of challenging yourself going forward, now is the time to make that happen. It’s never too late or too early to challenge yourself and add a little added spice to life. We’re going to talk today about some of the ways in which you might do that, so keep reading.

Create Goals That Scare You

When you’re setting goals for yourself in life, you should try to create goals that really scare you and make you want to run in the opposite direction. Those are the kinds of goals that force you to leave your comfort zone and maybe even learn more about yourself. In short, they’re exactly the kinds of goals that are worth setting.

Unleash Your Creative Side

It’s never a bad time to express yourself creatively, and it’s often something that we overlook or ignore in life as well. We all need that creative outlet from time to time, and it might be a good idea for you to find a way to express yourself too. Finding a project or a creative skill to learn might give you the outlet for expression that you’ve been searching for.

Take on a Physical Challenge You Have to Train and Prepare For

Taking on a physical challenge is something else you might want to consider. For example, some people make it their aim to climb a particular mountain or to run a marathon. It all depends on what you want to do, but having something that you have to prepare for and get in shape for will give you purpose as well as a real challenge.

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Start a New Life in a New Place

Starting a new life in a completely new location is one of the most drastic and daunting things you can ever do. But it’s nevertheless something that you might want to do if you’re looking for a real challenge in life. If you are going to do this, take into account legal requirements around immigration and indefinite leave to remain processing time 2017. Laws will differ depending on where you’re interested in moving to.

Make an Effort to Make Connections and New Friends

Finally, you should make connections a priority. If you often struggle to meet new people and put yourself out there, challenge yourself to do precisely that. Making connections and being more social than you’re usually comfortable with being is something that might really pay off for you. You’ll make new friends and enhance that side of your character.

If you ever feel as if life is not challenging you anymore, it’s up to you to create your own challenges. At the end of the day, this is all about finding the confidence to leave your comfort zone and pursuing things that’ll help you to grow as a person and experience new things as you do so.



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