As we reach the mid week I wanted to give a few ideas for starting a small business. I have started many smaller businesses, most with no money, and a lot of faith. I think back to the first time I ever wanted to start my own business. I was 19 years old. A friend of mine would polish cars on the side. I wanted to do the same, not because I could make lots of money doing it, but because it seemed like a simple process for me to bring income in on the side. This is how so many people create business ideas and develop them into profitable, large companies.
Let’s take a look at some old businesses. I used to hear the story of companies and where they started. We all know the story of McDonalds, a business great, but there are other big businesses that started small. Did you know that 7-Eleven was started by selling eggs, milk and bread from an Ice dock in Dallas, Texas? Did you know that Marriott Corp, was started by someone opening a root beer stand in Washington DC” Both of these companies started small in 1927. They are less than an hundred years old, yet you know them as large companies that have world-wide locations. They are also very different from when they started.
So are you thinking about how you could start any business? “I have no money and the bank won’t give me any money. No investors will talk to me either.” Well I did not start my first business until 1992. It did not officially become a company until 1994. I had lots of ideas that made me money on the side, but I got the idea to actually start a business in 92. I did it by starting out with what I could do and developing it into what I wanted it to be. So I bought about $50 worth of cleaning supplies and started cleaning people’s cars. I knew I wanted to have an Auto Body shop, so I worked towards making that happen. I worked other jobs while working nights and weekends to make my business happen.
Let’s get into how you could start your business with no money. Let me start by asking you this: What can you do that you could make you extra income, even if it’s not enough to live on? If you want to go a certain direction, see what small thing you could do that you could build on. A good blogger I know is Steve Scott. He has a great business he started as a blog. He is developing a program to help people start online businesses. If you cannot come up with ideas to start your own small business from your home, I suggest that you look into programs that could teach you how to do something. Most of these online training courses are under $1000 and could teach you how to develop an income of $50,000 a year from learning their system.
But you still are looking for ideas to raise the money. You could start selling things on eBay, and once you sell these things spend the money to buy other things you can sell as well. After you have a small income consistently coming in, put together a plan to take your income and develop it into a business you want. Step by step you can get anywhere if you actually have a plan and work the plan.
If you have a hard time keeping to a plan, or even coming up with an idea of where you want to go, I will suggest that you spend some time in our free life purpose coaching session. Most people who spend the time to find the direction they need to go then take a few steps to get life moving in that direction. They find they are so much more successful when they have a coach to help them create more ideas.
Now I cannot give you all the answers, can’t tell everyone in this small post how to find your idea to get a business going. Giving you an idea, a starting point, is what my writings are about. They are meant to get you thinking, to awaken your creative side. Soon you will start to come up with ideas, and little by little change your life until you have achieved your goal.
I believe that is one thing that makes our country so great. Imagine starting by selling the things you have in the garage that you never use anymore on eBay. Using that money, you buy a lot of old office equipment and sell that to all those start up businesses in your town. Eventually you’re able to create your own office supply company. It’s starting with something small and building it to a greater place. So what is your idea? How are you going to change your life and start with a new business today?
I’m Tim Gillette the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time for you to Live the life you always wanted, Love what you do and those you share life with. Let us help you be the RockStar in your world. Call today for your free 30 minute life purpose coaching session.