If you have stopped by because of the title then you too may be wondering, where is he going with this. There are many people who are getting into the businesses but they never ask the really defining questions that may bring clarity.
If I had to be really direct then we can examine, did you seek God about what to do, or just consult yourself on what you believed you like doing? Many of us do the latter and then pray that God blesses our efforts to help us succeed. We get it backwards.
- Why should one get into business? [Gen 2:15]
- What should that business be about? [Gen 2:16]
- Is it in alignment with our core values? [Gen 2:17]
- How can it be made sustainable? [Gen 2:18]
Do we really give creative thought as to what, who, why, where, when, and how we really serve by being in business? It seems sometimes like we get into business without that clarity which then leads us into the avenues of fear, stress and panic when we don't have sufficient information. Shouldn't business be easier? I think so.
Ensure that you take every step to be clear about your business. That clarity should cover every element of your business so that you make mistakes on paper rather than with paper.
Get a business team together one thing is certain. You can't think of everything. You don't know everything. There are organizations that can provide you and your entity with technical assistance. These programs can provide consultations, training, webinars and seminars.
The help will permit you to access funding, growth, and revamp operations. Consider who really owns your business and perhaps that will help you with your approach to the business entrusted to you.