QUESTION: “Sir Jon, ano pong magandang simulang negosyo this 2016?”
I answered this question in the past, pero sasagutin ko ulit.
Dahil paulit ulit din ang nagtatanong. (Makulit lang?)
First, if you want to succeed in business, you must ask the “right question” to get the “right answer.”
And the question, “ano ang magandang negosyong simulan this year?” is a wrong question to ask.
As usual, every start of the year, most magazines, newspapers, and talk shows are talking about the HOTTEST business trends and what Pinoys should consider to start.
Maraming gustong mag negosyo pero di alam kung saan at paano magsisimula.
But the problem with “hot business report” are these:
First, since they’re announcing the hot business opportunities, expect a lot of people to start that business.
Meaning, there will be lots of competition. By the time na mag start ka, yung “hot business” e “cold” na yan parang bangkay. Deadbol. Tsugi.
We’ve seen it in the past and lots of people lost their money.
It was somewhere early 2000 when “pearl shake” business boomed and bust in just 12 months after.
Who made a lot of money? The franchisors.
Ang franchisee? Gutom ang inabot. Nga nga. Thank you for all these hot business trend reports.
Second, the problem with these hot trend reports is they’re normally being reported by motivational speakers, writer, T.V. or radio hosts, who are likely that they don’t have their own successful businesses.
Lastly, many of these reports are SPONSORED by some corporation to promote their own businesses.
You think I’m lying?
I’d like you to check out a popular local business magazine and read some of their articles. You’ll see what I mean.
In short, all these reports won’t help you.
But the question is…”Where should I start Jon?”
Instead of getting feedback from the outside, get something from the inside first.
I call this “Think Inside The Box.”
I teach this strategy step by step through my program “First Steps To Freedom.”
But the concept is really simple.
And that is, you must survey yourself first. Your experience, knowledge, skills, natural ability, passion, interest, network, etc.
Start from there. And see in what business you may use some if not all of what you have.
Remember, when you’re starting a business and you’re a solopreneur, it relies primarily on YOU.
So, to get a higher chance of succeeding, you must have something to offer in your business other than your time.
Maybe you have skills that you may use for your fledgling business.
An experience maybe. Or natural ability maybe. I had great success with Internet business because I’ve been in the industry for years as a web designer and programmer. My skills and experience naturally led me into this business.
So it’s not really an accident that you’re reading this blog post from the Internet.
I’m playing to my strength.
Unless, you really know who you are, it will be difficult to find the right business that fits your lifestyle, that you’ll enjoy doing and can bring you lots of cash.