The trend of self employment is ever increasing causing a steady rise in the amount of small businesses, and I’m here for it. I’m sure that with this trend we all have a friend or a family member starting up.
Here’s how you can help:
Pitch Ideas: This would help them a lot especially if they are still in the planning stage and you have more experience or know someone who does. Sharing the information that you have could really help put them ahead. Encourage them: Starting up a business can be real stressful and it can get discouraging, ensure you encourage them in the word, remind them of how they are in Christ and what they can do with His might. Give them an honest review: ‘Rip-off the band aid, no anesthesia’ It might be difficult but, do it! Don’t just cheer them on because you’re friends. Ensure you help them express the best of themselves through their business, they’d thank you later. Render your service: For example, if you have a friend who is starting up a business and requires a service that you offer, render it to them for a price within their budget, Acts 20:35. Buy, use and refer their service: When the business is fully setup buy their product (don’t ask them to give you for free), use it and refer it to your other friends and family. Word of mouth is the best way to help them gain loyal customers. Engage with their social media page: Don’t just like their posts, re-share it! Their customer might be on your timeline. Tag them when you buy their products, Comment your reviews on their posts. I hope you picked up a tip or 5. I’m sure your friend would be grateful for you!