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Small business general advice
Joining the business world with a firm of your own creation is a very difficult process so it is important that you remain open minded and accept hints and tips from people who have been through the process before.
Sign up a mentor
Starting a new business can be a very lonely experience as you feel like you are responsible for everything and that you need to be on top of every little thing – but this doesn't necessarily need to be the case.
Bringing in a mentor can help save you from burning out in those all-important first six months when you are trying to establish yourself.
A mentor can offer advice, support, experience and most importantly guidance, which can be the difference between your business staying above water or sinking without a trace.
Who needs financial backing?
It may seem like a strange concept, but you do not necessarily need a host of financial backers to succeed in the world of business – particularly in a time of economic downturn and recession.
Starting a business now when there are a number of highly-qualified unemployed people on the jobs market can be a positive step as you can add much-needed expertise to your firm without shelling out on massive wages – reducing the need for major financial backing.
Keeping a tight handle of your budget will of course reduce the need for financial guardian angels.
Keep fit and healthy
This may sound like a strange piece of advice but it is vital when you are starting out in the world of business.
Opening your own company, no matter which sector it is in, is a stressful experience and taking regular exercise has been proven to reduce stress levels significantly.
So, all in all, the stress of starting a new business can be reduced by ensuring you are able to throw yourself into the process 100 per cent but also ensuring you have people around you that you trust and that you rely on.