Start Now… Building Your Own Business

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Start Now… Building Your Own Business


Building your own business takes time, whether it be in print, graphic design or any other industry. And we often come up with a myriad of excuses about why we think we can’t do it —

– “There’s not enough money”
– “I don’t have enough time”
– “I don’t have the resources”
– “There’s just one of me”

….and the list goes on and on, ad infinitum.

We all know the famous adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a Day.” Like the Eternal City, most successful businesses take many years to become established. And more often than not, entrepreneurs will encounter roadblock after roadblock on their climb to success. But one thing that you’re almost guaranteed to find common to all successful business owners is that they relentlessly pursued their dream, one baby step at a time. And then one day, it paid off. There are no guarantees in life, but what’s certain is that if you don’t take that first step, you’ll never reach your destination. Just ask Richard Branson, or Seth Godin, or Chip Kidd….

Don’t know where to begin? Maybe the first step is to simply write down your goal. Then follow up with a mini action plan. Keep it simple on day one. And relax, you don’t need to build it all today, remember? Need a little inspiration? We’re big fans of Seth Godin’s awesome blog. Each of his posts is short, fun, completely digestible and filled with some really great advice. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to have fun. This is your dream, which means you get to make the rules.

What are you waiting for?