Sawyer Howitt shows his understanding of the desires of young entrepreneurs as well as the common pitfalls they run into. In his interview with affiliate dork, he frankly lays them out.
One of the most common problems young people have is they run out of money. Often, relying on their startup for an income puts undue hardship on a new company. In addition, if your startup needs more money, self employment presents a lot of challenges. Howitt recommends that you keep your day job.
You have options. First off, you can get help with design and consulting for your company as well as putting together your initial business plan. By enlisting the the help of qualified consultants, you can have a better grand opening splash than you could have planned yourself. Secondly, you can get an expert to do your website, the ensuing coding, and your SEO. These issues are often a source of major frustration for many new businesses. Finally, operations, organizing customers and contacts, product and service delivery and growth planning all benefit greatly when you get help optimizing.
Another big piece if advice from Sawyer Howitt is to keep your mind and eyes open. Don’t get tunnel vision on your business plan. Every person, customer or even competitor you meet is another opportunity. You may end up carrying a product you didn’t think of or providing a new, profitable service just because of your adaptability. You may even take a different job.
Sawyer Howitt is currently a project manager of the Meriwether Group a business consulting firm. His current responsibilities within the company involve financing and operations. He is speaking from his day to day experiences. Young people are full of good and viable business ideas, but, under planned or under funded, good plans can become forgotten history. Conversely, committed entrepreneurs with good funding,consulting, implementation and adaptability can accomplish anything.
For more, please read Advice For Young Entrepreneurs By Sawyer Howitt.