With the change in the world’s economy and business, it takes only those who are rightly informed and are courageous to act, to break grounds, and be at the peak of their career or passion even as students or of any field of endeavour.
Running a small business can be tough and demanding at times.
What motivates you to open your doors up to customers each day?
When things get tough, it is always good to remember why you started your business in the first place.
What I will be sharing with you on this topic is how to successively set up, manage and grow your own small scale business to the very tall dream you have.
I started managing a business from a very younger age. I have been in business for a long time and I have had a couple of ideas on different businesses and how to manage them.
As I take you on this teaching, I am still an undergraduate of one of the Nigerian higher institutions. I am currently into a couple of business even as a student.
My passion for this topic was birthed as a result of the relaxed, unconcerned and carefree attitude of the young people of today.
A lot of young people still have the mind set of working for someone, a company or in governmental set up after graduation. Though its not a bad idea but it is going to be dangerous if at the end of the year you become unemployed, without a single knowledge of business, skill or craft.
However, Small business isn’t for the weak, the languid, timorous of heart but for the brave, the patient and the persistent but It’s for those who are willing to overcome the tide.
I will show and guide you on some non capital intensive businesses you can venture into.
Let me quickly drop this encouraging words to keep your heart even as you courageously go into the battlefield.
The biggest problem most young people have with setting up a small business is that they don’t know where to start, how to start or what to start with.
If you’re one of those who’s looking for a simple, effortless and straightforward way to write a great business plan, or start up a small business, today’s your lucky day!
This article contains a list of sample of small business plans that will give you the easy start you really need to your own small business.
In my experience, a business plan is not always the long, complex and scary document you think it is. Depending on your target audience (banks, investors, business plan competition), a business plan can be as simple or complex as you want it to be.
Your journey starts here; just scroll down the page to see all the plan titles and a summary of the businesses you can easily set up.
- 1. Hair and beauty salon business.
Setting up hair and beauty salon business require your consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship.
You need to also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work.
Know how to supply services and products that enhance your clients’ physical appearance and mental relaxation.
Create a large client through hard work and dedication. You may add talented team of beauticians that has what it takes to make this venture extremely successful with time.
Expect your growing reputation to lead to new clients and beauticians to support your anticipated growth.
To achieve your objectives, you may seek additional loan or grant from legal source(s) of your choice.
Keys to Success
The keys to success in this business are:
Location: provide an easily accessible location for customers.
Environment: provide and ensure an environment conducive in giving relaxing and professional service.
Convenience: offer clients a wide range of services in one setting, and extend business hours.
Reputation: ensure a good reputation and that other “beauticians” as to providing superior personal service.
- 2. Home interior design business.
Due to the increase in technology and insatiable longing for home comfort, a lot of homes are willing to pay interior designers in order to measure up with this want.
The building and re-modeling in and around the country has increase the demand for interior design services.
Do you know how much a home interior designer make just for a contract?
I will teach you how to offer a wide range of interior design services to meet any client’s needs within and outside your scope.
- On-site consultations;
- Project survey & analysis;
- Space planning & furniture arrangement;
- Design concepts;
- Finishes & furnishings;
- Custom designs;
- Purchasing, delivery, & installation;
- Project coordination & management.
On-site Consultations: The Convenient consultations for busy homeowners and professionals should be offered at the home or office. The consultation should include all necessary product samples for clients for review, thus eliminating the hassle of having to visit numerous stores for different products.
Project Survey and Analysis: Inspect each site for its layout and function. Ensure that In-depth client interviews are conducted to determine all necessary requirements for the project. Then analyse the information for design concepts and space planning.
Design Concepts: your design concept can begin with a treasured piece of fabric or furniture, or simply a blank page. The goal is to attain the “look” and “feel” a client wants, from “light and airy” to “rich and elegant” to “comfortable and cozy.” Each project develops its own flavor from the unique selection of fabrics, furniture, and finishes.
Finishes and Furnishings: There are many factors you should put into consideration when selecting furniture and finishes. Help clients make the best selections for their needs. Creativity is also applied in the selection process to create the desired look.
Custom Designs: prepare detailed drawings to help clients visualise the finished piece.
Purchasing, Delivery, & Installation: Once final selections are mad, you should assume all responsibility for coordinating the purchase, delivery and installation of the entire project.
Project Coordination & Management: Some projects require a certain sequence of installation for maximizing results. You should coordinate all aspects of these projects to ensure smooth transition from each phase until project completion.
Like I said earlier, your goal should be to offer a wide range of interior design services to meet any client’s needs anywhere.
Your primary objectives should be to:
- Exceed customers’ expectations for service and product.
- Increase the number of clients served by 15% per year through superior performance.
- Develop a sustainable start-up business that is profitable.
- Your mission should be to assure superior customer service by doing the following:
- Open communication with clients. The explanation of the “pros and cons” of different selections and design options should be clearly discussed in detail.
- Include the client in every stage of the design process.
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