Starting a business – Week 1
Red Potato started trading this week and it’s been a great week. What does that mean? Well, it meant the business became central to everything we do – building the brand, identifying sales opportunities and firming up the products we offer our customers.
The challenge is to continually show value to customers, and be able to help customers in these uncertain times. At a recent event a representative from the Bank of England discussed his views on the Economy – in essence there were many “headwinds” and not many “tailwinds” to propel the economy into prosperity. My own view is that we will remain prosperous country compared to many in the world but that it will feel different to the 1980s & dot-com era prosperity. I love that quote that the Netherlands have been in decline since the 1600’s but things still feeling pretty good in Amsterdam.
In these uncertain times, it is important to seek and act upon the advice from friends, contacts, and equally share information with the networks. This is how we learn, refine our offer to meet the needs of others and run a successful business. One door closes, another opens.