10 Things We Learned Starting a Business- Part 2
Starting a business isn't something we could capture in just one blog post, so we've extended it to two! Here are the last 5 things we learned starting our new business:
Let Your People Support You: If you have friends, family, or other members of your support system that want to support you, let them help. If your friends and family want to share your information, repost your social media, donate, or help create your product, that’s a great resource to tap into. It can feel awkward to talk about yourself or your business if you’re anything like us. Letting people know that there’s no pressure may be important for you as well in order to maintain a friendship.
Commit the Time: Starting a business is more time consuming than you might think. You have to consider getting your paperwork together, how much time it takes to create your project, advertising, contacting clients, shipping, etc. All of that takes a chunk of time and you have to make sure that you can move your schedule around for that.
Make Your Brand Representative of You: We put a lot of care in all of the outward facing representations of us and our business. Some of the things we did to make sure that were well represented included working with a graphic designer who gave our website the feel of what our business accomplishes. We spend time creating blog posts on subjects that are personally important. We design posts for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram that represent our desire to share about behavioral health, highlight our se