2 Things You Should Do Before Starting a Business in 2021

  • 4th Feb'21
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Isn't 2021 the best time to set up your own business? You have got plenty of time in the lockdown to do your research. Not only that, things have changed a lot post lockdown, and until now, you must have got the idea of what business will drive you more profit.

Being an entrepreneur is almost everyone's wish because of the benefits it drives, but it is not child's play. A business startup involves a lot of risks, planning, financial decisions, market research, and knowledge in various areas that you have never thought about before.


But, before all of these, if you want to start a business in 2021, here are two things you must prepare for:


1. Groom your mind

We talked a lot about mental health last year, and now it is crystal clear to everyone how your thinking impacts your life decisions. And while setting a business, you need to make big decisions. Hence, you will require a significant mindset shift. The way you think has a greater impact on your life. So, in the process of starting a business that makes a meaningful impact, you need to think like a CEO.


Here are some tips on how to start:


A) Think bigger

The quotation by Benjamin Disraeli explains well the power of great thoughts-

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” 

Pandemic is not over yet, and it doesn't seem to get over anytime soon. In such situations, you need to understand the risks involved and challenge yourself as a business owner. Not only that, but you will also have to come out with some out of the box ideas to tackle those challenges. Be clear about your goals and business purpose, and no matter what pressure you are going through, do not compromise with the goal.

Must-Read: An Advisor: The Key to Startup Success


B) Embrace negativity

People become fearless once they know what the worst they can face in life. Even in the business world, when you know the setbacks you are going to encounter while entering the market, you achieve higher success. Instead of trying to avoid the failures and rejection, embrace these negative experiences firmly and learn from them. The point of development is not about making safe decisions all the time, but to become more aware of what may you get and to have greater self-mastery over how we respond to it.

Get some more tips on how to groom your mind.


2. Invest in yourself

All of us invest in people as well as things. When you go out with your family, you are investing in your relationship with them. Same way when you start a business, you invest in yourself. The more you invest in yourself, the better the quality of life now and in the future you will get. Investing in yourself means investing in your self-development. Get to know more about what It Means To Invest In Yourself.


Here is how you can invest in yourself:


A) Spend to make

Cash Flow is important for a healthy business, and your cash flow is made up of your income and expenses. Of course, you are working hard to increase your savings, but many times, focusing a lot on saving money may actually hurt your businesses. So, for running your business smoothly, you must strike a balance between your income and expenses. Deciding on when to cut the expenses and when to put money can be tricky. Here are some effective ways to spend money to save money.

B) Learn, unlearn, relearn

In our entire life, we continue to learn new things, consciously, or unconsciously which affects our viewpoints, perceptions, life decisions, and business. For being a great leader, you must realize what you do not understand and try to relearn that so that you can make better decisions for your business.

Great entrepreneurs have a habit of reading new books and exploring new things. Read the things which will challenge your thinking and help you broaden your perspective.

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Some Expert Tips before Starting a Business in 2021

Getting business tips from people who have already achieved success in their respective fields is bliss. We often get nervous when starting a new thing, and so many questions arise in our minds. So, here are some business expert tips for you to help run your business smoothly.


We, at OpenGrowth, are continually looking for trending startups in the ecosystem. If you want to know any further information about the startup ecosystem or have any mind-boggling ideas, do refer our other blogs.


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About the author:

Jyotshana Rani, OpenGrowth Content Team

Jyotsana is very keen to express her views on new topics and wants readers to remember her through her writing. She is passionate about reading and believes that words wield the power of changing the scenario and she uses them to encourage people to the best of her knowledge.

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David Koloson

Very important points you highlight in this article. also shares this topic recently & I found them right.

2021-02-05 14:37:59