Deciding to start your own business is not a single moment in time. For me it was the culmination of events, inspirations and my governing voice that led me to this adventure. It happens differently for everyone. Ultimately, I like helping people. People with the same drive and desire to make their dream successful. I like being a part of that success, and now I get to share in that success with my clients.
It is not easy to start a business without clients. You need at least one. A client that trusts you and believes in you can go a long way toward making your dream - and theirs - a reality. A client can come from anywhere. My first client is someone I met along the way while marketing for a previous employer. We threw ideas around and came up with a plan of action. I drew up a brief contract and proposal, and thus began my journey.
I've read that it is easier to get things done by taking smaller tasks and completing them one at a time, rather than trying to get it all done at once. Taking my website live before completing it only motivates me to complete it more quickly. Trying to achieve perfection could take ages, and I may miss out on business opportunities. We all want to put our best foot forward, but starting your own project gives you the freedom to experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them without too much inconvenience to others.
Taking this leap of faith is exhilarating, and much will be learned here. No matter the outcome, lessons will be learned and fun will be had along the way. Now I begin with this website and blog. I wasn't planning on writing a blog post today, but I clicked on the blog button, and here it is. I'll attempt to share what I know and what I learn. In the meantime, your input is highly valued. Ask questions, and I'll do my best to respond.