Sadly, times are tough economically. There are less jobs to go around, and many businesses have had to shut their doors. Even though things seem bleak during the depression, there’s always good things going on too. Continue reading to learn how to come out on top, despite the recent economy.
Create an elevator pitch for your business. You will have an easier time impressing potential clients if you can describe your business without being too wordy. Within this soundbite is also the base for your business slogan. After all, everything important about the business is in the soundbite.
Plan for periodic breaks when working from home, but don’t allow yourself to become too preoccupied with what’s going on in your household. Don’t start painting a bathroom or playing a video game. Refresh yourself by working in your garden or exercising.
You need to make sure you are free from interruptions by family while working. When you plan to work, let your family know you are not to be interrupted, but also let them know when you’ll be available again. Explain that privacy is highly important and will allow you to be available when you should. Make sure children are supervised and that you can be reached in an emergency.
Set daily goals. There probably will be things you cannot get done, but you should be sure to set goals that you’re able to reach. Establish clear boundaries with your family regarding what is work time and what is family time.
Taking risks as a small, home-based business owner is essential to making large profits. Launching experimental product lines and promotions is a good way to build your customer base and improve your market position. Sticking to tried and true strategies is fine, but don’t be afraid to mix it up and see what works.
As mentioned, times are tough. Are you asking yourself “How will I get through it?” Hopefully, these tips can help you survive.