FIGURING OUT HOW TO RAISE YOUR START-UP
“If a picture wasn’t going very well, I’d put a puppy in it.” - Norman Rockwell
Every entrepreneur has a big dream, just remember it doesn’t happen overnight. It’s honestly about the little details that lead to the big picture. When I first started up Kozicki Sports, I felt like a single mother having to constantly nurture my baby. You’d be surprised how similar raising a baby and starting up a company is. I’m not saying that I know it all when it comes to raising a child. What I am saying though, relating a start-up to something you can closely relate it to, makes it much easier to endure the road to success.
The first step to making something fueled by passion, is to figure out your approach on how you want to raise it right from the beginning. In business terms, this is the time when you are spending countless hours researching the current market and foreshadowing what will occur once your operation is up and running. This is the phase where you define the company’s vision statement and identify the key factors to make sure the proper implementation is taken into effect.
Using the mentality of envisioning a business as an adolescent, makes it a thousand times easier to identify when it’s time to take the next step. I had a friend ask me, “Why don’t you relate a business to a puppy rather than a baby? Some people might not agree with you because, you don’t have a child…” She’s right though, I don’t have a human being to raise and there might be some people out there who will read this just shaking their head at what I am writing about. The reason I didn’t use a puppy in this analogy is because, that puppy did not come from you, your business venture did though. Being a business owner, you are the one putting in the blood, sweat, and tears to transform this idea into something you envision it to be.
Your Start-Up is a part of you.
The first thing you need to understand about me is, I’m not going to sit here writing this as well as wasting your time reading if I knew it couldn’t be of any help. What I’ll be writing about typically isn’t the type of knowledge you find in a textbook, I have always been the type to learn from experience. So if you consider yourself more than just a “book smart,” learn from my mistakes so you keep on always going forward in the right direction. Also, if there is ever something I write that you would like for me to clarify or to just say you disagree with me, shoot me over an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.