The Basics for an Immigrant entrepreneur to learn
An immigrant Entrepreneur must learn the basics to start a Business in Canada
All those who have owned a business in their homelands, entrepreneurship might look a little different in Canada.
The following essential elements should be kept in mind to be a successful Entrepreneur in this nation.
You have to be independent, confident, risky, and creative and must have patience, perseverance, responsible and problem solving to be a good entrepreneur. You should be able to work under tremendous pressure and must know the way of handling a stress.
If you had a business at your homeland, then your past experience will help you understand the basics to run a business. In case you do not feel confident enough then you always have the option of going for a “franchise”. The choice would depend on your confidence and the experiences you have gathered before coming to this nation.
If you plan to start a business with a smaller in magnitude then you might be prepared for funding yourself, otherwise you can look for support from family and friends. The last options are to seek support from a bank which would surely look into your credit history before approving your loan. The Banks have a Financial Adviser who can guide you through the steps of establishing your business and getting your loan approved.
To run a business it is important to hire people. Make a list of the areas where you need a supportive hand. You need not hire people for the areas you can handle on your own. This will not save your cost but will save you from dealing with an extra person. Work meticulously and legally. Give everything in writing and take everything in writing as verbal discussions would have no records in times of disputes. Never think if you pay them great you will be able to retain them for a longer period. Hence the payment should be proportional to the performance.
Ensure a strict management of inflow and outflow of cash. Poorly managed cash leads to a poorly managed business. Hence, if need be you may a hire an accountant who can keep the records well. Your vigilance is utmost important to have a strong “cash back bone” for your business.
Reaching the customer
For a successful business “smart planning” is important than a “large planning”. Always remember spending more on advertising is less important than the correct strategy of spending. You may reach the clients at a smaller cost if your approach is catchy.