Friday: Global Entrepreneurship Week.........My one BIG top tip
Just get going!
Yeap – that’s it….nothing more complicated than that. On Wednesday I shared tips about what things to invest in up front when you start and where to save money. I think a recurring theme of that post was that a year down the line you’ll know a boatload more than you do at the beginning!
That was just the same for me!
A year down the line I had changed:
- My label design
- The flavours of drinks I produced
- My business card
- My strapline [I still cringe at my first one]
- My leaflets
- My photography
- The colours I used [I defaulted to black at the start – SOOOOO wrong in hindsight]
From day one to now the only thing that remains at Breckland Orchard are two flavours of drink [Ginger Beer with Chilli and Cloudy Lemonade] and my logo/brandname. Everything else has been changed either drastically [the website] or just subtly [the bottle I use].
My biggest lesson was that you cannot possibly have everything ‘right’ at the outset no matter how much you try. Just get going [or get swimming as I described it in an early blog post – see here] – the most valuable lessons you’ll learn as a small business owner aren’t by planning or speaking to others……..they are by doing.
Hoping that Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 has encouraged you to get going – and the very very best of luck! If you need any supporters at the side of the pool just let me know!