Starting your own business can be pretty daunting. Throw in moving to another city and it can be pretty scary, for some. However consistently showing up and doing an excellent job at what you do could actually do the trick. Take it from our guest today, Ashley Howard who moved all the way from Cincinnati to Florida so that she and Billy could explore the opportunities here in the Palm Harbor area.
They have built their business by simply showing up and providing a quality service for the customer. That service is cleaning floors and upholstery for residential and commercial buildings.
The Mindset to Having Your Own Business
Starting your business is indeed scary. There are a lot of negative mindsets associated with fear that could hinder you from unleashing your whole potential. Finances need to be tracked, inventories to be maintained, brand visibility to uphold, and even customers/end-users to please. Ashley has proved to us that starting your own business is a risk worth taking. Alongside this risk are tons of research and the passion to actually be consistent in showing up in running your own business.
Tips on How to Market your Business
Marketing your business is one of the few to-dos once you launch your brand. With the advent of social media, they say that if you are not omnipresent online, you are crafting your business to fail. While there are great advantages in mastering your social media game, it is indeed more important to be prompt. As Ashley said, more and more customers want an answer NOW and if they can’t get it from you, they’ll move on and get the answers from your competitors.
So while being first in the game is nice, staying alert and urgent helps you keep your place in the game.
Delegating and How it Can Help Your Business
If you are a solopreneur or a small business owner, you have to keep in mind that in order to scale your business, you have to delegate. Delegate in terms of making sure that small, repetitive tasks are passed off to someone who can do them more efficiently than you do. At the same time, create relationships and connections about your network. Not only does it reflect on the quality of work they do but also makes sure that everything is a smooth process.
Favorite Palm Harbor Spot
Ashley and their family, love going to the Three-Rooker. If not by the island, they’d prefer to go boating and golfing.
CONNECT WITH ASHLEY & HER BUSINESS
- Website (Howard’s Cleaning Services): www.howardscleaning.com
- Contact form: www.howardscleaning.com/contact
- Give them a call at (727) 279 5621
CONNECT WITH DONNIE:
- Follow Donnie: @donnie.hathaway
- Follow Palm Harbor Local: @PalmHarborLocal
- For more real estate information – www.thehathaway.group