It is possible to conduct business online as well as offline. Once you prove that you are capable of taking the initiative, go ahead and try to stand on your own to become successful. Everyone is aware that one of the main reasons for a business to fail is when capital is lacking. There are other factors too that can serve as spokes to succeeding in business.
The first aspect is when one lacks vision. It is similar to going on a trip without planning a direction. Without vision, you will plod along aimlessly and end up frustrated in the bargain.
Try answering these questions:
Why are you planning to start a business?
What is your standing now and where would you want to be in a year's time?
How can you take the right steps to reach that goal within the year?
Do you know which customers to target?
If you are not knowledgeable on these issues, this could be another stumbling block to being successful in business.
I have come across several people who have started some endeavors which have slowly come to a grilling halt because they were unable to focus on the chosen fields. Just because they found John Doe was successful in what he was doing, they decided to jump the wagon without a clue on how to proceed. Check out libraries or Cyberspace for the right information Make sure you do not respond to free offers as they generally misguide you into buying products that they are trying to sell. It is up to you to know which to avoid and make the right choice. Ignore information that is irrelevant even if it is free. Being focused is the main key here. You can get information that is relevant and available at no cost but make sure you are focused.
Enroll for courses either online or at any of the community colleges in your area. It will be worthwhile to subscribe to a few interesting newsletters that carry relevant information. An important issue is good health. If you suffer from poor health, you can not develop your plans and this will make matters worse even if you have so many ideas for the future. You should have good health and make this a priority in your daily life.
It is vital to learn how to balance priorities. We sometimes go overboard and neglect ourselves and our families by trying to accomplish too much in a little time and get burnt out in the process. I know this from experience. I now use guidelines that set my clock to the amount of hours I should dedicate to the business. I work within the stipulated time that I have set for conducting business.
You should try to get your family support. If you spent hours on the computer and neglect them, they are bound to resent you.
Your relationships are something that you can not ignore. You may work yourself to the bone trying to build up a business only to find that it crashes down due to no proper foundation. Make sure your foundation is not built-on-Rocks!