Have you ever thought about starting a business?  Most people work from home these days and I know that a lot of my readers have their own small business.  Finding the right balance can be tricky, after all, I run my blog and shop and that takes up a lot of my time.  There are so many factors that come into play when you start you own business so here are my 5 tips to starting a successful business that you might like to consider.

1. Create your own personal brand.


I started The Stylist Splash in 2013 and from the word go I had my own personal brand.  Know your style, own it, and make people inspired by what you do and your unique qualities.  After all, be yourself as everyone else is taken.

2. Stay Organised.business2_opt

Being organised is an integral part of having your business.  This year is quickly flying past so it’s important to stay on track with planners and diaries.  Being organised will keep you efficient and you will be much more productive this way too.

3. Focus on the Fun.


How lucky are you that you are thinking of starting a business, or you may have your own business already.  I love blogging and love that I can work from home and have fun styling new products and learn about new brands.  As well as keeping all the important financial records, focus on the fun part of your business too.

4. Build Your Networks.my desk_opt-2

Networking is so important if you have a small business when you are trying to get it off the ground.  Social media channels like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are great ways to get your message out there and start networking with like minded people.

5. Be Bold.


Be bold, be different, take chances.  Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and do something a little different.  This will make you stand out from the others and get noticed. I never imagined that taking photos of my humble little home would attract so many followers.  If you have an idea, then just do it.  You never know where it will take you.

I hope these small tips will help you get your business off the ground or if you already have a small business, it might be something new you might like to try.