Powerful Way to Start Business Right

iStock_000000988159XSmallKeeping communication lines open is crucial to attaining business success. Practice this skill daily to create bigger results for your business.


It is never easy starting a business. I know this because I experienced this firsthand and along the way I have had to overcome major challenges. What made it more difficult for me is the fact that I know I am not the only person involved or affected by what happens to my business because I have a family with me that I have to support and who are dependent on me in turn.

This may be the case for you too whether it is a family, wife, or employees, this dimension exists and what will define success is how you communicate with these people around you. Primarily, you need them to support you and without them it will be much harder than it already is. The first key in growing your business is to realize that and acknowledge that you need to approach this as a team, particularly because the road to success is often bumpy.

Before you begin your trip into business, update the people around you about what to expect. Tell them where you are going, what your plans are, what can they expect, what sacrifices will have to be made, what road blocks and challenges will probably come up. Keeping communication lines open will help ease the challenges and will ensure you are all working on the same plane to achieve the same goals.

For example, if you have a family, communicating to them what you will need to do to work on the new business is crucial. You may need to spend more time in the beginning figuring things out and handling many processes within the work so your time with your family may be limited. Same thing with employees. You have to tell them what you expect so that they will deliver and you will get to where you want to go together.


1 Comment

  1. Travis Olson | April 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Great article Jeff. Sometimes opening up can have a negative effect though. If you open to people that blame the economy for everything it can have a negative effect on you. They will come up with excuse after excuse to pull you down no mater what. A life experience = A Thought = A decision = An action. It just depends on who you open up to.


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