Ideally, it is everything when one is able to own a business of his or her own. This is the surest way one can become self-reliant and not be perturbed by any bossy nature of their superiors.
Carl Johnson noted;
***One of our major problems in this country is that we despise small beginnings.
This morning as I was coming home from my jogging. I decided to use a shortcut route to my house because of hunger.
I ran into an old friend who was on her way to buy gizzard from the next house. It’s been awhile and so we had some chit-chat. I was told that she is preparing for her daughter’s birthday party happening tonight.
After the convo, guys I saw something I couldn’t ignore. It was about the house where the cold store was located. It’s not even a store; it’s a porch.
The owner has started the business with a small deep freezer, got a scale, big table plus a machete and that’s all. As to why the owner decided to start from there I can’t really tell. But the most important thing here that “the business has started and making sales”.
Quite often, when I’m asked by some friends about my views on certain business ideas. I usually advise to start small. I think that’s the best way to go about it. I’m not a student of Asasco but I think I like their motto ” great things have little beginning”.
Sometimes if you have an idea it’s better you act on it no matter what. Trying to seek approvals from people will never get you started. Don’t be a perfectionist. Start small learn as you grow. A lot of people will give you reasons why it can’t work out.
I have a few of my friends who started small and gradually they’re growing. I remember when I met “Boma” the CEO of Carlisele Farms in Ghana. I was his life insurance advisor until he went back to Nigeria. He started started small and now it’s growing and has begun hiring some people. (Company’s age – 8years)
My own friend Obiri Seedorf, the Co-founder and CEO of Axxy Axxaylon also started his jeans company small and now it’s growing into a world wide brand. (Company’s age – 10years now)
“Rome was not built in a day.”
Do you think he has a point here?