Whether you are in business online or offline you are in business. You've shown that you can take initiative and do not wait on someone else to determine your success in life.
It's a well known fact that a lack of capital is one of the biggest reasons for business failure. There are other barriers to business success, that will just as easily result in business failure.
I will list a couple below.
The first area I'd like to talk about is: A lack of vision. This is like planning to go on a trip with no idea of where you're going. Put it like this if you do not have a vision for your business or for life you'll follow any path and end up with pure frustration.
Answer the following questions:
What is your motive for going into business? Where are you now and where would you like to be 1 year from now? What can you do every day that will lead you to that goal 1 year from now? Who are your customers?
Lack of Knowledge is another barrier to business success.
I've seen many individuals start business endeavors only to slowly or abruptly come to a halt because they did not take the time to educate themselves in the area of their focus. They saw John Doe doing it and was successful so, they jumped in without one ounce of knowledge.
The internet and library are full of ideas and information. Be careful when responding to free offers, most are leading you to other products for sale. Which is not a bad thing, you just have to be prepared and make wise choices. If you would not be interested in the information for a cost do not bother responding to the free information. The word here is focus. There is good information to be had and sometimes it's free, just stay focused.
Take courses online and at your community colleges.
Subscribe to newsletters in your area of interest.
The next area is – Poor health You can have all the vision in the world, develop this plan and that plan, however, if your health is failing, you will not last and if you do, you'll be miserable. Total Wellness is a priority in every area of your life.
Improper Balance Sometimes we can get carried away with building our businesses and over work ourselves and / or our families which only results in burn out! I speak from experience. I've had to set guidelines for how much time I will commit to my business. I even set specific hours that I work within.
You also want the support of your family. They will soon resent you if you seem to have become a permanent part of the computer:)
Take care of your relationships now. You do not want to work hard to build your business only to have it come tumbling down because you built it on … ROCKS! Lay a solid foundation.
The above are just a few barriers. I'm sure you can think of many more. I challenge you to make a commitment to Total Wellness in business and every area of your life.
Here's to your Business Success.