How To Find Your Life In Troubled Times And Start A Business Without Money?

More and more acquaintances approach us with the idea of starting a painting business without money. They ask us things like Franck, what company can I start? , How can I find a good idea to start a business?  or what market do you size?

It is normal. The number of unemployed people increases day after day, with which many people find themselves without economic resources and must find a way to obtain their income.

In these troubled times, there are only two options to get it:

Or you are lucky enough to find a job, which surely implies that you will have to give up many of the advantages that you had in your last position (accept a lower salary, less social benefits, a less exciting job, etc.).

Or you must invent a job and discover what business to undertake.

I see many people who already have an individual professional career and who are very lost. They are precious people who should not have so many problems at the moment of trying to invent a job.

Business Preparatio

This does not have as much to do with a lack of technical or business preparation, but with the lack of mental development: the ability to have initiatives, to believe in oneself and to launch oneself to undertake.

In this post today, we at Local Ann Arbor Businesses will try to draw what may be the initial step in the genesis of a business project that is feasible (without resources to launch) and that allows the medium term to generate decent income on the Internet.

The business that I should undertake should only seek to make easy money?

I want to talk to you about a concept present in the book "Good to Great," written by Jim Collins. In this work, the author tries to understand why some large multinationals are successful and their direct competitors, of equal size or strength, no.

In general, the author concludes that three areas must be united to create a momentum of success in a business project.

What do you know how to do?

On the one hand, you have to have skills. In the case of painters Ann Arbor, it is about knowledge, technology, manufacturing processes or sales.

If you work for 10 or 15 years in a sector in a distinct functional area, there are many things that you know a lot about. Make a list with all of them, without worrying about how to see if they are worth something in the market or not.

What things do you like?

The second sphere is one of the things that you like.

In this book, Jim Collins showed that, in absolutely all the projects of macro success, there was a management team that was not with the management or with making more money, but with the products themselves, with helping the people who bought their products. Products or their services.

This is the sphere of passion.

And I think that there is a fundamental message: you are unemployed, okay, but you hated your job.

So if you did not like your work, now you have a fantastic opportunity to correct this aspect of your life, and if, like me, you approach 40 years of age, it is an excellent time to make this reflection and not spend the rest of your life doing things you do not like.

So go prepare an Ann Arbor Business list in which you enumerate entirely all the passions you can have (your hobbies, the things you really like ...) because in a blog it is essential that people perceive not only good content but also that the author of the blog transmit that desire, that joy, that energy so contagious that you feel when you enjoy doing what you do.

What Do You Know About Selling?

The third sphere is that of the ability to sell.

In companies, the purpose is quite apparent: sell products or services and earn money to distribute it to their shareholders. But in projects that you can undertake alone, you must also be very clear that in the short term there is a need to sell.

I know a lot of people who technically are very competent, can be an excellent writer, an excellent designer, an excellent programmer, but they are people who have no training or ability on issues of management, marketing and sales.

If this is your case, what you have to do in the short term is to train yourself.

If you understand like me that the future passes through the digital channel, my recommendation is that you sign up for a digital marketing course and that you do it well, that you try to master these tactics and at the same time work to start what you are learning in your project.

That said, you must realize that if you help a group solve significant problems you can always sell professional services to this group.

And if you use your intelligence a bit, you can also sell physical or digital products

Where is your winning project?

At the meeting point of these three spheres (skills, passion, and ability to sell). When these three universes meet, it is when projects usually succeed.

Learn to recycle your strength in something new in the market

The idea is to mix passion and skills.

So imagine an expert change management consultant who wants to reconvert, because his passion – what he has been reading for the last five years – in psychology, and he is in the process of transformation to be a neurolinguistic programming (NLP) coach.

Instead of continuing with the topic of change management focused on large companies, the focus should shift to investigate change management in the sphere of people.

Many things are valid, and that can be reused. In marketing, we could say that it is a change of segment from large companies to people.

I’m not advising you that you have to make a clean sweep of everything you’ve done in the past. That would be a mistake.

You can be reborn from nothing. But the cost is high

Imagine you are a consultant and suddenly, you get up and want to be … I do not know … masseuse, although you have no preparation to be.

This process of transformation will take years because you must do it seriously, getting a diploma and learning the trade. This is the right path.

If this is what you want, it seems very good to me. Pull forward. Now, you will have to provide answers to very complex questions:

How do I transform myself from consultant to masseuse in a period that can include several years and be able to live during that time with dignity, earning at least the money I need to pay the bills?

Can I still live in a big city?

Where do I get the time to study/learn a new trade?

For this, you will have to draw a plan of action that takes into account that it will be a long process, which will not happen overnight, by a miracle of a divine will.

Because it is not that I do not believe that there are ways to change a life, but I think that to achieve this change we must be aware of the costs of this transformation process.