By Miranda Naiman, accidental entrepreneur, motivational speaker, organizational development practitioner, writer, and founder of Empower Limited, a Tanzanian human capital consultancy firm.
I officially took the plunge about nine years ago. I resigned from my beloved job and leaped into the unknown to launch my company, Empower. If I could fly back in time to Empower’s start-up phase and give my younger self advice, I would offer these six thoughts.
1. Keep your finger in every pie.
Your start-up needs your attention at every juncture. Make certain you understand how every aspect of your business. In practicality, this means you get involved in technical, administrative and financial tasks as well as marketing, business development and strategic planning. (Lest we forget that your business runs simultaneously with your family and personal commitments, balance your energy effectively.)