Here are some of my notes I came across from “many many moons ago” (amidst my paperwork chaos), when I was in the corporate world and thinking of changing direction and embarking on the self employment option. (Please don’t use the current “buzz-word”, ‘pivot’ now, c!)
Hope it may be helpful to you in these uncertain times
Business and the Self-employment option
What is the purpose of a business, any business?
It is NOT to make a profit. It is to satisfy customers needs by providing excellent service and/or products. If you do that, then everyone will profit (the “win-win” principle, sorry Donald!)’
What is the most important resource in any business?
It’s PEOPLE because people, not stock are the key ingredients for business success.
Our aim is to grow people through personal development and effective training .
A business should thoroughly research its potential market to see whether viable, then develop an action plan to reach its business goals.
What does the business want to accomplish in the next six months 1 year3 years, 5 years?
Are your personal goals compatible with the proprietor’s/manager’s business goals?
We become what we think about. What do you want to do/be in one, five, ten years time?
What do YOU personally want to accomplish?
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve
A goal is a planned for event.
It is a prelude to ACTION.
‘Goals are dreams with deadlines.’
Unless you know where you’re going,
You probably won’t get there.
What is your untapped potential?
S usceptible to the
I nfluence of
Managers get results through effective:
2 decision making
To the personal growth of staff
# flexible- innovative, resourceful and receptive to change
# knowledgable – kash
((enough there for now, c)
“The art of getting someone else to do something that you want done, because they want to do it.”
- – Dwight D Eisenhower
- THE LEADER’S ROLE
YOU, THE CUSTOMER ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THIS BUSINESS
‘Explore, dream, discover’