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Entrepreneuring is About One Thing

demonThis was show number 666 for us. So now you know we’re not hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic.

Take a listen to the podcast. The BIGG Success Show summary is below.

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Writers have a lot to say about demons. We took a quote by William Goldman about his craft and paraphrased it for ours:

Entrepreneuring is finally about one thing: making a decision to go for it and doing it. Creating something where nothing now exists. And although you are mentally and emotionally by yourself, the haunting demon never leaves you, that being the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of ever getting it right. No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, in practice they are earthbound.

Listen to The BIGG Success Show to discover:
How well George can say hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic
how we have been affected by the haunting demon
how we deal with it
why a marginally successful business is better than no business at all
what to do when your bright idea turns dim

Then let us know: What’s holding you back? Maybe we can help.
E-mail us at bigginfo@biggsuccess.com or leave a voice message at 888.455.BIGG (2444).

Thanks for checking in on us. As always, we wish you BIGG success!

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/00666-020111.mp3

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How to Start a Business

green_light.jpgA lot of people have an idea for a business, but they don’t know how to turn that idea into a money-making enterprise. Bigg success is life on your own terms. If that means owning your own business, we encourage you to get started – even if it’s just part-time.

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Talk with potential customers to find out if your idea might make money. Tell them about your product or service.

Ask questions. What do they think about it? Do they like it? What would they change? Is it priced correctly?

The difference between “would” and “will”

Imagine yourself being asked these two questions: Would you buy this product? Will you buy this product?

There really isn’t a consequence if you say “yes” to the first question. However, your pocketbook will take a hit if you respond affirmatively to the second one.

As you talk with potential customers, keep in mind that you’re getting hypothetical answers. It’s play money. Once you launch, you’re looking for real money.

Research is great, but it’s important to understand its limitations.

We have a friend who was a very successful business person before he retired. He had a great solution to the question, “How do I get started in business?” He said:

“Find a customer.”

If you have a customer, you’re in business! What do you do next? Get another customer!

You don’t want to depend on just one to support your business. When you have two customers, get a third.

His advice didn’t end there. Would you like to know when to hire an employee? When you’re too busy to do all the work yourself!

We love it! He had reduced this complex subject down to its core.

So do you want to start a business? Find a customer.

However, there’s something you must find before you try to find a customer:

Find an unmet need

We’ll discuss three ways you might go about doing that:

  • Do you need something?
    This is one of the best ways to find unmet needs. If there’s a product or service that you could really use, you might have discovered an opportunity!

    You may have purchased a similar product or service, but it’s not quite right. You’ll deliver a product that completely meets the need that you’ve noticed.

  • Does someone you know need something?
    It’s the same idea as the first one. The trick here is to listen closely to what people around you are saying.

    You may hear them register a complaint or show dissatisfaction with a product or service. Your two ears may help you find your business!

  • Does your area need something?
    When you travel to other regions of the country or even to other countries, are there products or services there that aren’t offered in your area? There are a lot of examples of people who have done this successfully.

    We caution you to be careful – there are differences in tastes and preferences between regions and countries. However, the world is getting smaller all the time!

So do you want to start a business? Find an unmet need. Then find a customer.

Getting your bigg start really doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that!

If you’re already in business, how did you find your bigg opportunity?

Please share that with us by leaving a comment below, calling us at 888.455.BIGG or sending us an e-mail at bigginfo@biggsuccess.com.

Thanks so much for sharing your time with us today!

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Please join us next time when we’ll talk about fun time with family for free. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!

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Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file:
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