Millions of people dream about starting their own home based business. Are you one of those millions? It’s great if you are, but please don’t be like many of the dreamers who either chase after every new “opportunity” and never really succeed, or dream and dream, but never start. Or, they do start some kind of home business and then give up too soon because success doesn’t come as fast as they expected so they lose hope, or don’t know what to do next.
Starting a Greeting Card Business on the Internet still takes planning, so the best way to start to is to write a business plan. A business plan will help you organize your thoughts and better prepare you for selling greeting cards and making it a success. A great place to start is by researching other online greeting card businesses on the internet and start writing down some ideas.
Impatience is usually a common mistake most entrepreneurs make when selling a business. They want to exit the business and the want to do it fast. Being impatience can affect your deal negatively because your potential buyers need time to go over the deal and if you add pressure on them to sign the deal; they will smell a rat.
Many of the home business entrepreneurs build their business part-time, while working in their day job. However, many also bring their ’employee-mindset’ with them into home business. As stated in reason number two, they have false expectations, and expect huge money to be made in short periods of time.
2/ Not Scalable – Again if your Business model is flawed then you will not be able to scale it up. In other words you will not be able to grow your business beyond a certain size. A good question to ask is… ‘How long could my health business continue to operate successfully without me?’ If the answer is not long then it is to dependent on you. The result is your We want to hear from you cannot be scaled up beyond your own personal efforts.
Decide on your budget. You can actually make a feasibility study as well and jot down everything you need for you to put up the business. If your financial resources won’t suffice, find ways to raise the needed budget for your business. You can apply for a small business loan, borrow from friends, or you can also opt for partnership in your business where you can share the cost as well as the profit with you partner.
To get your greeting cards into stores you will need to do a great deal of cold calling and legwork. Design a portfolio of your cards, a price list of costs and contact the buyer for each store. Small stores may be the way to start and then when you go to larger established or national chains you can show them the success that you have had in other stores.
If you believe in all these positive thoughts, your belief will turn into action and behavior. Your investors will feel your confidence and will feel assured in your ability to lead the business well. They will be convinced of the potential of the business.