In my last article, I talked about four different skills - discipline, focus, organization and execution - that are critical for any vegan business owner to hone. Today, let’s go through each one, examining why they are each so important.
One of the hardest things to do for your business is find a rhythm to continuously propel it forward. Sure, you can send a newsletter once in awhile, or post on social media, or do a webinar, and feel like you’re doing good things to promote your vegan biz. But the truth is that it’s the ongoing work, the continuity of workflow, the DISCIPLINE that takes you from idea to success.
Passionate, driven small business owners are what makes the vegan business world go round. But a common mistake that I often see hard-working entrepreneurs making is thinking that they have to be all things to their customers.
On a daily basis so many things fight for our attention as business owners that training often falls low on the priority list. But in this fast-paced, information-driven world, it’s not an option for a successful business owner to fall behind... Of course, we all know we need to keep learning, but the hard part is making a commitment to actually doing so. This is where having a plan can really help - when you have a plan in place, you are that much more likely to meet your goals.
No one said that running a vegan business was going to be easy, but most vegan entrepreneurs are so excited about following their dream of doing meaningful work that it may take a while for reality to set in... But when you find yourself struggling, remember this is all part of the process. Life is all about balance, and running a business is no exception.