Have you ever looked at these successful people in Kenya and wondered how they made it? The truth is, they did not wait to be formally employed. Most billionaires are business people. They are busy employing others and not being employed by others. This is what has given them the financial freedom you so much desire. But how do start and where do you begin from? Read on to find out.
Dip Patel is only 26 years old but he is managing the Uber Taxi brand countrywide. His leadership has seen the company grow from a small start-up taxi business to a multi-millionaire dollar company. To achieve this, he used these strategies. You can use them too.
1. Give people chances
You were born with an innate ability to do just anything. Don’t limit yourself to your educational background or experience. What really matters is the passion you have for what you want to do. If you are passionate about your idea then go right ahead with it. You will figure out everything else along the way. Give yourself a chance to learn new things, adapt and then get the job done.
2. Don’t be a micromanager
You do not need to be a control freak. Also, do not be so particular about how things should be done and what you should get out of it. You should realize that people you work with are not so different from you. These people are there because they want to and are motivated to work. Give them their space, let them do what they need to without you being on their neck so often. Allow them to share in your vision and work hard to achieve it.
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3. Know your people
Although you should give people the flexibility they need, it doesn’t mean that you should now be obsolete in their midst. People are different. There are those who can manage themselves; they have the intrinsic motivation to work, are focused and work towards achieving the mission of your business. However, there are also people who need direction to get in line with the company vision. These people need you to train and guide them until when they are sure of themselves and can now work without any bothers. So it is vital to identify how somebody needs to be managed and give them what they need.
4. Competition is everywhere, be the best choice
Of course, whatever business you start, you are bound to face competition. You will be making a mistake if you focus on that competition. Instead, concentrate on developing your brand to beat the competition. Buyers are naturally attracted to the best choice no matter how much competition exists in the market.
5. Face your challenges head-on
If you ask any successful businessman, they will surely tell how many challenges they had to overcome to reach where they are. As you start your business there are people who will feel excluded if they do not understand what you are doing. When that happens, take time to explain to them how your business works and how they are going to benefit from it.
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6. Train employees to be adaptable to change
In today’s business world, nothing is static anymore. Everything changes. The practices that were used a year ago are obsolete in this year. Change starts from technology to policies, to new products in the market among others. Make sure you keep employees on top of this changes. Let them get used to the changes so whenever it occurs, it doesn’t get them off-guard. Therefore, when you start your business expect that changes will occur and be very flexible and quick to adapt to them.
7. Do not get comfortable
Businesses begin stagnating when people get comfortable. That is when you stop bringing in more innovations and expanding your business. Yes, people have noticed your brand, but that is not the end of it. Strive to do more marketing, expand your business further and take on more challenges.
8. You will make mistakes and that is OK
When you start your business, it is normal to want to prove that you cannot make mistakes. The truth, however, is that everybody makes mistakes and you are no exception. Even the business moguls sometimes make missteps in their decisions. When you make mistakes take them as a lesson and improve in future.
9. Harness the power of technology and data
Technology and information are the strength of the business, especially now that technology has swept the world. Embrace technology and data. This helps you take data-driven approaches to everything. Every decision you make should be in line with the information you have collected.[embedded content]