By: zaghra savahl
Are you thinking about starting a business? This Women’s History Month, we’re looking at women entrepreneurs that are running successful businesses and inspiring others along the way. It takes hard work, determination, confidence, tenacity and some flair to ensure that you thrive in a sector that’s highly competitive.
Whether you’re just getting started or looking for ways to stay on track, we recommend using planning tools such as planners and journals that will help you gain clarity on your way forward. We also sought some advice from the Owner and Founder of The Striving Empire, Aminat OdunEwu-Seese, to find out what she considers the keys to running a successful business.
Let’s find out what she had to say.
1. Get organized
A disorganized business can and will lead to poor maintenance. Purchase a planner and get into the habit of creating and using to-do-lists, have a physical and digital system, and keep proper records of everything.
2. Analyze competition
Your competition will provide you the best insight into what your target audience is interested in, what they don’t like, and what competitive prices are. There is so much you can learn by analyzing your competitors that will help you attain success.
3. Get creative
Spend time thinking of ways to improve your business so that you can stand out from the rest.
4. Be innovative
Innovation is a driver for success. Your ability to come up with new things and implement them will help your business stay fresh and keep customers wondering what’s next.
5. Stay Focused
The beginning stages of a business is filled with excitement because you’re thinking about all of the great things that will happen. However, part of the normal business cycle is having up and down phases. When you’re experiencing these “down phases”, you need to stay focused on your ultimate goal and don’t give up.
6. Be Consistent
As a boss, you have to be consistent. For long-term success, you need to make sure that your consistent in your processes and approaches.