Business 101 -Take That Step

 

It takes that one step to start something new. Whether it’s to start a business, a long time dream, fitness goal etc., it’s all about that first step. That step could be searching how to legalize your business, how much inventory you may need, or knowing your state’s business law. Collecting all that information is very important. Most importantly, however, is the need to have a market strategy. You need a PLAN!

Sitting on the couch everyday saying you want to start this or that but not initiating the proper research is a waste of time. I can’t even began to tell you how much motivation it will give you once you start .. Taking that first step can be nerve wrecking because of the obstacles that you may face, but gathering as much information before you start your business is essential and it will help ease some of those fears you may have along the way. It will also help you gain knowledge and understanding . All businesses start from a common point – an idea. You may have dreamed of starting your own business for years, or inspiration may have hit you unexpectedly. Regardless of the source, the first step of starting your own business is coming up with a business idea.

Before I started my business, I knew very little about running a business and I needed to equip myself. I started reading books, attended business coaching classes and I prepared myself. There are so many free informative classes you can take to better understand the world of business. My opinion is you can go to school and major in business but still have no clue how to run a business. I believe in having the drive and the passion because business is not for everybody .

Daily, I get a lot of emails and many people ask what made me take that step to get my business started and the answer is faith. At the time, I had no money but I knew that God wanted me to open my very own modest boutique . $200 is all I had to start my business. It may sound like nothing but that’s what I needed to register my business and make it legal on paper and the rest was history. One key piece of advice I have to give is don’t lose focus through the process. I had a lot of obstacles along the way, but I overcame them. I owned up to my mistakes and I learned from them. I am also very thankful for my supporters. Without the support of my loyal customers, I wouldn’t be in business .

Always remember these key points to business or starting a business:

  • Have the proper legal documentation
  • Know your state’s business law, rules, and regulations
  • Set a budget to start
  • Always engage with your customers or future customers
  • Don’t be afraid of mistakes! Learn from them and find a resolution
  • Know who/what your target market is
  • Know your market strategy
  • Brand yourself and your business
  • Research
  • To start a business, you must invest in the business
  • Never GIVE UP!

I hope this helps feature business owners or current business owners. Believe in your yourself & your business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Natural Make Up Look 

For some reason lately the natural look is my go to make up look for some months now. Here and there I will do a pop of color with my eyeshadow or lips but overall my looks are pretty much natural. I recently started using Sephora fondation (which I love so much). I used the stripple Brush for a smooth application.  

So you might notice that my make up application had gotten so much better. Practice makes perfect for sure I can see a major difference looking back 2 years ago. I still have a lot to learn so I’ll continue to practice. Below is a list of items I used to achieve this look. 

Items used : 

  1. Fondation Sephora foce deep chocolate “57”
  2. Elf eye liner 
  3. LA pro concealer “chestnut” 
  4. Lashes : wispes
  5. Milani lipstick “teddy bear” 
  6. Highlight nikka 
  7. Brows elf “dark brown”

 

IM BACK ! 

Wow I can’t believe it’s been a year since a blogged  (Insert sad face ) there’s a lot of catching up to do I honestly don’t know where to begin . A lot has happened/changed within a year but that’s what blogging is for  I’ll be sure to catch you guys up on EVERYTHING.

Recently I reopened my boutique after my husband was hospitalized for a major procedure. Thankfully he’s doing well I can’t thank God enough for his recovery . Beautifully Modest Boutique is reopened and doing well we are so excited to see what God has in store for us.

Last year has been a tough year for us with finding a home church , in between jobs , moving etc it was a crazy year but, 2015 currently is the year of unveiling for sure . God has really manifested in our lives and business.

Man I’m so thrilled to get back into blogging ( dances )  I pray for consistency because we all know trying to juggle being a wife , mother , business owner can be a challenge but I pray for Gods grace cause we are what ? “We are grace for it ” haha don’t get me started in here preaching and stuff  🙂

First day back to the blogging life and I’m estatic . Oh yea I almost forgot I’m a pro now at make up ……… Yea I wish lol still learning I’ll be sure to post my recent looks and make up hauls & all things beauty .