So You Want to Take the Leap of Faith?
As a small business adviser I see many business owners that truly do not understand the time commitment that is necessary to invest to make their dream a reality (or underestimate the size of the endeavor).
I encourage small business owners to stop and take the time to speak with another business owner in their industry. This discussion is worth its weight in gold, because it helps the new owner(s) to understand what has to go into their project first hand, before they take their leap of faith.
I am almost always optimistic when it comes to a new business venture, after all I had to take my own leap of faith.
But, ultimately it is important to have a business adviser or mentor that you can go to, through thick and thin. Not a friend, but someone that is going to tell you when you are heading in the wrong direction. If you don�t have that person you have to find them for your business to succeed.
Also, you have to be realistic in your endeavor and find people that are smarter than you. Yes I said it, you might not be good at everything. This is a harsh reality. But the sooner you come to terms with the fact that you are not the best ever at everything, the sooner you will find smart people that can take care of those things for you.