When you’re starting micro business, the main purpose of starting one should be to learn while earning money. Micro owners are interested in learning everything they can about running a business. They intend to make money from their micro, but learning is paramount in their minds.
But what exactly can you learn from a micro? That’s a good question! Below are 10 things running a micro business can teach you, not matter your age or experience level in business.
1. Running a Micro Business Can Teach You To Manage Time
It’s true. You know the saying, “You are what you eat?” The same goes with managing the time with your micro business. Through starting a micro business, you’ll learn how to schedule clients into your calendar. You’ll also learn about working around someone else’s schedule.
Sometimes it’s not always convenient to mow a clients’ lawn on Tuesday, even if that’s the day you have free for them.
2. Running a Micro Business Can Teach You How to Serve Customers
You’ll learn very quickly if you have poor customer service skills! If you can’t work with a customer, they won’t stay a customer.
What’s great is running a micro business can actually help you improve your people and relationship skills. The more you reach out to people to ask if you can offer a service, the better your communication skills will become.
3. You’ll Learn How to Be Unique and Overcome Shyness
This kind of goes along with #2. The more you start talking to people, whether by going door-to-door or over the phone, the less you will stutter, or tense up, or forget what to say. You will learn the skills that are necessary for the future when you end up with a job in the corporate world.
You will also learn how to become unique as a business person. When you see three posters for a dog walker at the end of the road, you’ll soon realize that you have to come up with a unique pitch to sell yourself to a dog owner.
Just remember, it might be overwhelming to be stretched to doing new things, but starting a micro business doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, you should check out, Starting a Micro Business. In the book, you’ll learn how to start a micro business from scratch. Through the book, you’ll be walked though the steps from getting an idea, to launching a micro business for success. I encourage you to check out the book today. It’s available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle edition as well as on this website.