Confidence in Small Business
Are you in small business or are you hoping to be in small business?
Confidence or lack there of can be one of the reasons you fail or one of the reasons you succeed!
Confidence definition – belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance
The first part of this definition is key – Belief in ones self and abilities. After all this is possibly one of the main reasons that you started your business or are looking to start a business. You believe that you can deliver your product or service better than other people in the same market place.
So often though, there comes a time in business where you may second-guess your self and your abilities! You may be feeling that you are hopeless or in despair with regard to your confidence.
If you have reached this point, don’t just sit there – do something!
- Speak to a trusted friend
- Jump onto small business forums
- Contact a small business adviser
- Sit and write a list of why you went into business in the first place
- Revamp your offering to ensure that it still meets your clients needs
- Review your website
- Review your marketing
- Find new ways to spread the word about your business
If you think that it is more personal rather than business related, then get in touch with a professional counsellor to talk to. Do a workshop or short course to build your confidence. Take a Yoga class, whatever it takes to start feeling better, more inspired and confident.
The Negative Effects
A lack of confidence will show through to your clients or potential clients. This can lead to them perhaps not choosing to do business with you. The flip side of this is that you may also find yourself being taken advantage of.
Clients may see your weakness and it is then your lack of confidence that will see you doing more and getting paid less. Not feeling able to charge what you are work etc.
Decide today that you want to be a confident business owner and do something to head yourself in the right direction.
Feel free to contact Kelly for Business advice and mindful counselling to take your business forward to where you want to be.
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