Tips To Transition From Employee To Small Business Owner

Are you sick of working for a boss that doesn’t care? Do you think that you can do what your company does, just better? open a small businessIf so, it may be time to make a move from worker to small business owner. Of course, the process won’t be easy, and you will need to get the fundamentals right if you want to succeed.

  1. Hire The Right Team

Finding the right staff isn’t easy. Perhaps even harder is keeping them. In its initial stage, your business will need a few dedicated staff to help it grow. That’s why you shouldn’t just pick any old Joe or Jane. Rather you should take the time to source the right talent because your employees could make or break your business.

  1. Make Sure Your Skills Are Perfect

You want to make sure you have already mastered the skill set required for your industry. For example, if you’re currently working as a plumber, and want to start your own plumbing business, then you are going to need to manage your staff and make sure they are doing a good job. That means the plumbing info that you possess must be perfect. You don’t want an apprentice or rookie plumber stuffing up the piping for a new home all because you couldn’t oversee them properly.

  1. Maintain Your Connections

Don’t burn your bridges when you quit your job to go run your own enterprise. Connections are like currency and can be useful for finding customers and clients. In fact, when you jump ship, you may even be able to take some of your old customers/clients with you.

The other advantage of leaving your job professionally is that you can always return to it if your business doesn’t work out. Many people worry that if they quit a job, they will have a hard time getting it back. However, this is often not the case. Of course, many people also never intend to return to their own job, but many often do.

  1. Learn Basic Bookkeeping And Money Handling Practices

Being an employee is easy. You clock in each day, and the payroll department takes care of your pay and possibly your tax. When running your own business, you’re suddenly going to be out in the cold. There is no team of number crunchers to help you out. While you can hire an accountant to do most of the work, it’s also important to learn some of these skills yourself.

  1. Sell Yourself

Marketing will make or break any business. Remember, your company will not just be how you make money, it will also be YOUR brand. Apple is arguably one of the strongest brands at the moment, and the way they got there is through a commitment to customer service and going the extra mile to offer the best products. If you want to grow your business to the next level, then make sure you build strong connections with your customers/clients, so they keep coming back for more and so that they recommend you to their friends.

Final Thoughts

Getting your small business off the ground won’t be easy. Neither will growing it from small to medium size. These tips should help you out on your journey.

About Nate Goodman

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Nathan Goodman is a freelance fiction writer and the author behind The Special Agent Jana Baker Spy-Thriller Series. "A terrorist on the loose, a country in panic, and time is running out..." FOR A FREE COPY of book one, visit the author's website.