Many young people and Baby Boomers, seeing their job go up in smoke in today's rotten economy, have decided to create their own destiny by launching their own business enterprises.
Yet many new business owners struggle with getting their business ideas off the ground. Once they are open for business, they often flounder as they try to soar to success.
To succeed, they need to be willing to change. The only thing constant in the world is change.
The marketplace is changing rapidly. In fact, it is changing so fast that most of the things young graduates learned may be obsolete before they leave the campus.
Here's some advice you can give to family and friends just starting up in business or already in business:
1. Don't be the person who resists change. We must embrace it and constantly update our skills, or else die on the vine like an un-fertilized plant.
2. Stick to your core values. Avoid temptation and never compromise your core values - either personally or professionally.
3. Put your customers/clients first -- don't be afraid to show them that there is a human side to your business -- it makes for stronger and longer lasting business relationships!