In the research for the next few blog posts, some already knowns were confirmed for me but possibly not for you.
The goal of this string of blog posts will be to help, answer, educate, transform and challenge you - whether you ARE already a small business owner or whether you are thinking of starting one up.
It has to be said though; in most data we can find, SMALL BUSINESS means any type of business with 20 employees or less. And although we understand that the cut off has to lie somewhere, somehow we cannot be convinced that running a business that employs 20 people is the same as running one all by yourself....
One is not harder or more complicated but they ARE definitely hugely different.
We'd like to focus mostly on ALL stages of business but start with the absolute beginning - and yes, our passion - our strength lies with MICRO businesses; businesses that have 5 employees or less.
And even then, the differences can be vast; the overheads for someone working from home behind a PC are simply much lower than the business owner that has a tiny store on Queen Street, Auckland that they run by themselves (ohh! can you even imagine what the rent would be!?)
So we'll start at the beginning and work our way through only to weave back and move forward to backwards again within the whole process of owning a business. There is no subject we're not willing to look at and discuss - we count on you to interact and let us know subjects you would like to hear more about.
You will see we won't use many difficult words...no fancy terminology that leaves you wondering what it was you actually read... It will be our goal to write blogs in understandable terms, readable and easy to understand.
There's no ego here - no need to impress or make you feel less because you have no idea what the words mean...
This is all about empowerment after all!
Please do comment below if there is a specific business topic you would like us to discuss - we are looking forward to your replies!
The next blog post will be covering the BASIC NEEDS of any micro business to start and run succesfully.