Learn how to manage your assets: money.
Learn how to manage money is important as a business owner, and a human being. Be prepared to learn how a business works. Where, how and when to invest; and yes get ready to invest if you want your business to succeed! You don’t want to learn too much about laws and taxes? That’s ok, you can hire accountant services, but you need to know a bit about how your business should work under your country regulations.
Be loyal to your values:
Business ethics is one of the skills that sometimes companies can convert into a good asset and can be the reason why many percents of their followers keep following them. Being loyal to our values say a lot about our business, even when we’re just starting and we don’t have as many clients as we wish. Make sure you have them written and visible in case someday you’re unsure how to proceed in a specific situation. If you make them clear and show them to your target, you’ll be surrounded by people that think and feel like you and might be easier to reach them.
Make your product shine: the presentation is important.
Not only for that cute notepad with puppies all over it, this applies to services as well. And this is when you transform from an OK product to an amazing product and where you stand up from your competition. Of course, maybe you have a great business idea but you’re not proficient in design, that’s totally understandable! You can always hire some help and get ideas from ‘fresh minds’. Try to explain what you’re offering and ask them what the first thing it comes to their minds is.
This is a hard one, and no, we don’t pretend you know how to code or fix a website but this is something important to count on. Whether if you hire for help or you know how to do it, this will provide you tools that could make the difference. Think how important could be if you know what’s coming on your website builder platform or that new Social Media feature, this can be a big difference!
You’ll have to communicate (and sell) your idea over and over again, and this makes communication the most important skill to master. You will have to communicate not only with potential customers and recurrent ones but also your staff, suppliers and support; so make sure you can communicate without judging or hurting other people feelings and of course, if you have to communicate with people from different countries, cultural differences are important when you try to express yourself and understand others.