A question that I get asked about a lot is, “What do you do when you’ve got a small business but your family and friends aren’t supportive of you?”
Sadly, this is quite common, so if you’re in this position don’t feel alone. It doesn’t mean that you need to give up either.
This is something I can relate to very well as a lot of my family and friends weren’t particularly supportive of my business ideas in the early days. (I think they’ve since learned to let me do my own thing over the years).
I share more about my story getting started in business, and why I suspect they weren’t keen on my business plans, in the video below.
Quite often, loved ones aren’t reacting negatively because they doubt your ability to run a successful business. It’s often just that they’re concerned in case your business idea fails.
If this is something you have ever faced, hopefully my suggestions in the above video will help you too.
Please feel welcome to leave a comment below if you’d like to share your story of starting a business without 100% support of those closest to you.
Have you heard that saying before?
Basically, it means that don’t do anything until you’ve got all your ducks lined up in a row and you’ve got everything ready to go.
Or to make sure you’ve got things perfect before you go ahead and take actions … something I disagree with.
Sure, you’ve got to be organised. But if you wait until everything’s perfect you’re not
going to get anything done.
Watch this week’s video for my thoughts on “Getting Your Ducks In A Row” first and suggestions to help you when it comes to organising, perfecting and taking action within small business: