If you screen through all the financial disaster and crisis news you can find some people who are shinning light on solutions for people. In the past few weeks there has been quit a bit of people suggesting home based businesses as a solution – but you need to start NOW.
I was in the bookstore last week and happened to see the new issue of “Success” magazine with Robert Kiyosaki, author of the Rich Dad books, and his wife on the cover. What really caught my attention was the pre-headline at the top of the magazine which read, “Robert Kiyosaki & Donald Trump: Why We Recommend Network Marketing”.
Donald Trump also gives his endorsement: “Network marketing has proven itself to be a viable and rewarding source of income.”
Anyone who has ever set foot in a bookstore, read a newspaper or watched television has heard of Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. Their names are associated with smart, honest ways of becoming rich. Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump set the record straight. Not only do they totally validate the network marketing industry as a legitimate business opportunity but they say it’s one of the BEST models available! In both of their books they give great points as to WHY it’s such a great business model.
Also a few weeks ago a friend of ours, Loral Langemeier, was on the Dr. Phil’s show helping families recover and redirect their resources to overcome financial difficulties. As Dr. Phil went through his list of top five solutions he suggested starting a home based business.
So if you value their thoughts and opinions how do you get started in finding out what is best for you?
It is important to research the type of business you start, the organization and the team you associate yourself with. This is critical and is the difference between success or failure. All businesses require a proficient team or group of people, a business with solid financing and leadership, and good products or services.
Some businesses and teams are more successful than others. There are some solid reasons for this. Reasons that are always noticed right away, but found in the financial strength of the company, strength or lack or leadership, quality, human (team) relationships and the team’s attainment and cooperation of the their goals, missions, requirements, and delivery of the products or services. In business, as it is in sports, there are some clear-cut ways you could use to build a successful business and team. The generation of ideas, the right attitudes and character, and solid leadership make a team successful, not merely adherence to some principles. Since business is based on teams and are composed of people, only solid leadership will ensure the quality and success of the team. So your success also depends on the TEAM you choose to work with.
A good match between you, the business opportunity and the team you choose to work with can improve your success rate whereas the wrong choice can make the opportunity a bad choice or experience. The following are some steps to help guide you in your journey of finding your solution in business and your team.
Decide what you are looking for in a business and a team. Make a list of what you are looking for.
Who are the main leaders? What are their backgrounds? How long have they been involved? What are their goals? What are they good at?
Interview them! This is your business. Would you hire anyone without interviewing them? Who are they? What is their background? What are their goals? What is their history?
What is the support system? Who will be helping you learn the ropes? Will I be getting most of my support from the corporation, the leaders, a system or the person I choose to partner with? What do they expect from you and what will you get from them? Some people build their business for long-term residual income so they want to do everything in their power to help you succeed. Some might just see it as a temporary infusion of cash. Make sure your goals match theirs, talk to their partner or interview another potential partner.
What tools and support is available? Will the company and person you choose help you create a business plan? Do they have an easy to follow plan to help lead you to success?
Once you are sure you have found the right business and team for you, work with them to help launch your business. Remember… success is up to you so give your new business and team your absolute best!