starting your own business

Five Tips for Starting Your Own Business

Starting a new business may seem daunting, especially at the start of a new year. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. If you take the time and do everything right, you’ll have every chance of success. So are you tired of your old life and job? It’s a new year – time to say hello to a new you! Here are five tips for starting your own business.

Stop Hesitating and Take a Chance on You

One of the biggest reasons people don’t go into business for themselves is that they are too afraid to step out of their comfort zone. Seemingly everyone has an entrepreneurial streak within themselves. That vast majority, however, never take that first step, as they are too afraid of failing. There is a near unlimited amount of excuses to choose from.

Becoming your own boss can be intimidating, if not downright scary. Excuses, however, are only going to prevent you from succeeding. If you really dream to start your own business, the first thing you need to do is address the reasons why you fear you may fail. By finding solutions to your nagging doubts and problems, you cast aside the hesitation and can make the leap into business ownership.

Don’t Just Sell – Be the Solution

Many individuals entering into business for the first time trying to come up with an idea of what they can sell. This, however, isn’t the right mindset to have. If you want your business to thrive, you need to become the solution to people’s problems. If you are seeking to fill a gap in the market and be the fix to other’s problems, it is much easier to build a customer base than by simply selling products.

Make Sure You Do Your Research

When starting a business, sure there is a sense that you’ll need to take a “leap of faith”. While this is certainly true in some respects, you should never take a blind leap. Always do your research first. If you are considering opening your own business, you need to become an expert on the industry you are looking to break into, as well as the products and services you will offer. You need to keep up to date on the latest trends and know exactly what your competitors are up to at all times.

Be Professional in Everything You Do

If you want to be successful in business, you need to be professional. When many think of “being professional” they conjure images of sharp suits and freshly-polished shoes. While those certainly help, giving a true sense of professionalism to potential clients is much more down to earth. Start by having a professional-looking business card, for example. Set up a dedicated email address for your business. Have a professional call-answering service. And most importantly, treat everyone in a courteous, professional manner.

Find the Perfect Sized Space for Your Business Needs

Executive Suites

When starting a business, one of the first things you need to think about is where will your business be located. If you are looking for a professional appearance, an executive suite may be perfect to suit your business’ needs. Executive suites are shared office space which can be tailored to suit the needs of practically any size business. Executive suites offer a whole host of professional services which are usually only available to the largest companies, including:

    • Conference rooms
    • 24/7 office access
    • Dedicated phone and fax lines
    • Professional and personalized call answering and forwarding
    • Security
    • Parking for you and your clientele

If you are considering leasing a first-class executive suite for your small business in South Florida, take a look at the impressive amenities offered by Alexa’s Workspaces.

Virtual Offices

For smaller businesses, or for those looking to enter into a market where they may not live, virtual offices are an excellent option.  Virtual offices allow business owners the ability to work from anywhere in the world while maintaining a physical presence at a prestigious location. Having a virtual office gives you all the benefits of a professional office and staff, without the overhead and headaches of having to run your headquarters yourself. Just some of the benefits of choosing a virtual office include:

    • Professional and personalized call answering and forwarding
    • Clerical assistance
    • Handling of mail (both domestic and international)
    • A dedicated local phone number
    • A “brick and mortar” address for Google My Business purposes
    • Notary services
    • Meeting room booking by the hour
    • Translation services
    • Courier services

Looking to Start a Business in Fort Lauderdale? Give Alexa’s Workspaces a Call Today!

If you are looking for first-class amenities, as well as a fully-customizable and flexible space to suit your specific needs – look no further! At Alexa’s Workspaces, we concentrate on our clients’ needs, so they can concentrate on growing their business. Our virtual offices provide you with the power of multiple locations, without the added costs! Virtual offices are available on a month-to-month basis, with no set-up fees – just sign up and you’re ready to go!  Call us today at 954-745-5800 and take your first step towards a brighter future.