Listen I have started so many businesses and they have failed! I can blame the economy and the government, I really can, but the truth is I was the problem. When I thought of an idea, my imagination played tricks on me so hard because it took me as far as seeing myself making thousands of dollars right away. Not once did I sit down to make a plan for the business, for me all I wanted is to make money and put it in my pocket, time for drinks!!! Investing back into the business? I knew it had to be done but I just did not do it.

There is a time when I would go to mupedzanhamo (bale markets) and pick out the cutest dresses and blazers. I would wash these, press them and resell them to people. It was a viable business because not everybody wanted to be seen in the markets because of STATUS! If they are buying from me, well, nobody has to know where it came from. I was doing well but I wasn’t, I didn’t know how to grow this business well. I guess I was stuck in the phase where I could not be found missing at the concerts and events so the money went there. I would often find myself in a jam to restock again. *hides*

I do not know how I thought a miracle would bring me to the thousands that I imagined I would have through this business. Needless to say, this business and many others failed because of this very reason. If you are planning on starting a business whether it involves products or rendering a service I need you to know that you have to be willing to be broke. The money you make in the first 3 months needs to be going back into the business, after that you can start scaling back and dedicating a smaller percentage to put back into the business.

If you read my last post you do know that I have a list of things that I need to secure in the year, what I did not mention is how I set them in categories, so I have office stuff, personal stuff, kitchen stuff, bedding etc. The office list includes all the things I know will help me work better as a freelancer, it will help me to serve my clients better in the year. I believe that there has to be measurable growth in every year and we have to aim higher. Let’s get this money y’all, the time is now!

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