Being self-employed can be very rewarding and bring a great deal of satisfaction. It can also be very challenging. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or have been self-employed for quite awhile, there are some things you should consider in order to make your company successful. Having a well thought out business plan, understanding your customers’ needs, developing an effective marketing approach and doing a complete analysis of your finances can help you to be successful.
There are many resources that exist to help with starting and managing a small business. Learn what resources exist in your community and take advantage of them. Many of those small business resources post information about their organization and the services they offer on ldsjobs.org. By creating an account on the site you will be able to find information about the organizations that help with your specifics needs.
The LDS employment resource and self-reliance centers offer a self-employment workshop that will provide you with a solid foundation on which to begin building your business. If you already have a business, the workshop will help you re-evaluate your business plan, refine your market analysis and improve your marketing plan.
As you pursue your self-employment goals rely on your Heavenly Father for help. He wants you to be successful. Also, consider counseling with your bishop and quorum or Relief Society leaders.