The idea of becoming a home stager and running a successful home staging business can be exciting, horrifying, thrilling, daunting and overwhelming. Bringing your passion into a new business can be like giving birth to a child. Just like children, businesses will grow, change and if you do it right, take on a life of their own, able to function in society without you.
The biggest challenges for new businesses are:
- trying to do everything yourself
- not having a plan
- thinking you are working when really you are just shuffling papers
- creating functioning systems
- not putting in the hours you need to succeed
I’ve added the Staples, “Dave” commercial, to this blog because I laugh everytime I see it. How many business actually operate that way? Small ones do, big ones don’t. Which leads up to 2 more questions.
- How do you create time to do everything needed when you don’t make enough money yet to hire help?
- How do you grow from the one man operation into the full fledged big scale business where you don’t have to be like Dave?
In this new series, I’ll attempt to answer these questions, to offer solutions to your growing pains and to help rear your infant to a toddler, then to an adolescent, then you’ll find it will fight you for independence and you’ll have to slowly learn to let it go – to succeed in the world with out depending on you for everything – though you’ll always be important.
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