The word entrepreneur used to mean that you start your business from scratch, without the help from any start-up kit, business package, or franchise. However, today, those who start an independent business are typically called an entrepreneur when they choose to create an independent business when they enter a small or not-well-known industry.
We, the asset inventory industry, fall into that “not-well-known” category. Though more and more people are becoming aware of the need for an inventory of the contents in their home or business, asset inventory professionals are still considered trail-blazers.
Why do they need your service?
Not being a well-known, familiar industry could make it a little harder to start an inventory business. People might not know why they need an inventory. They might not see the value in a home or business inventory service. They also might think that since they have insurance, they don’t need an inventory (not true, by the way). People know why a person offers a lawn mowing service. They might need to be educated as to why they need to hire an inventory professional.
In addition to these issues, there is the major task of just getting your business started. And that is true for any industry. Are you the entrepreneur type of person, ready to handle all the behind the scenes tasks yourself, or do you need help getting your business – any business – started?
Six signs you need help starting your business
- You don’t know how to create a website (yes, every business needs a presence on the internet).
- You can’t write marketing materials.
- You struggle with creating processes and procedures.
- You aren’t sure how to market the business.
- You don’t have months and months to go without revenue while you create the letters, contracts, marketing pieces, and procedures.
- You need someone to hold you accountable and coach and/or mentor you.
You can get this help by hiring a web developer, writer, office assistant, lawyer, and business coach. The problem here is that you don’t know what your investment is going to be. How much money will you need to get started and maintain your business?
You can also receive this assistance through investing in a quality business package where you’ll know your investment requirements up front. Most of these packages allow you to be an independent business owner, which enables you to retain your entrepreneurial endeavor. And you will have the processes, procedures, marketing assistance, contract templates, and coach/mentor to help you reach the success you desire.