You’re starting a new business and you’re probably new to being in business, too. This means you’ve a lot to learn. In A New Business And A New Direction I set out a list of tasks you need to take responsibility for now that you’re on the brink of starting your consulting business.
There’s a good chance that you don’t know as much as you would like to know about quite a few of these.
It’s very easy to allocate lots of time and energy to learning more and more about being in business. You want to do well in your business, so you’re probably tempted to allocate time to your learning.
Learning is great, but you mustn’t let it get in the way of taking action.
From the day you start your business you must focus most of your efforts on getting business and on delivering your services to your clients. If you fail to do this, then there will be no money coming in, and ultimately your business will fail.
Therefore, as far as possible, learn on the job.
This is tip twelve in a series of one hundred tips for people starting a consulting business.
Ask yourself these questions
Are you tempted to delay starting your consulting business until you learn more about how to run a business?
Alternatively, is this what you did, when you were first in business?
Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you.