What Not to Do When Starting Your Business
Week after week we’ve detailed what we think you should be doing in your business — advice that we hope has helped our Printed Minters grow, prosper and achieve their big dreams. But what about the things that you really shouldn’t be doing? Things that so many of us business owners do because no one ever said, “Hey, you should probably hold off on that…”
Today we’re sharing three things that you shouldn’t do when diving into the world of business ownership.
1. Go On a Hiring Spree
Despite what everyone seems to be saying in the online space, you don’t need a social media manager, part time accountant, a copy writer for product descriptions right off of the bat. Go slow and hire people who are the right fit for your business one by one as you have the budget for them. Make Google and YouTube your BFF’s when you’re first starting out and know that the time to outsource will come.
2. Get Hung Up on the Idea of “Perfection”
Perfection doesn’t exist and sweet Printed Minter, your work is so desired in this world. Go ahead and put out those first versions and promote them like the golden stardust products they are. This isn’t giving you an excuse to be sloppy, but it’s giving you permission to not have it be “perfect” and put it out there anyway. Done is better than perfect.
3. Get Warehouse Space Right Away
Don’t invest in a warehouse or studio space right away. Save that money and design from your home office (yes, that can be your kitchen table) for as long as you can. As for all of those orders you need to get shipped? We offer Drop Shipping and can take that off your plate (at a super low cost) for you.
What would you add to the list?