Enthusiastic mountain biker Justin Gold battled to find healthy snacks to provide him with protein and energy but after experimenting with different foods he began grinding almonds and peanuts using a simple food processor at home.
I was talking to John, a small business owner a few weeks ago. He told me how desperate he had been for a personal breakthrough in his life.
He ran a factory with his brother but it was over when the Asian imports destroyed their market. He moved cities and thought that he could trade similar products, importing them from different markets overseas. On one of these shipments, a full container load, which he had financed himself, was hit by a sudden drop in the volatile local currency. He had not taken forward cover on the currency. He was devastated.
With all the gloomy news around, negative talk and depressing thoughts one can easily and quickly slide into a blue funk and not recognise the opportunities that others don’t see.
It would be foolish to open a business in the eye of an economic storm. But recessionary times do provide opportunities that others may not see.
I’m not saying you have to be hard on yourself or anything like that. Force yourself to come up with ideas to start a new business. No, not at all. But it may be an opportune time to look around, see where others are making mistakes or serve customers better than they are presently being catered for. Continue reading “Why can’t you start your own business this year?”