Thirty-five years ago, IBE Digital was a small start-up company with a mission to provide quality service as a family-operated business solution to Los Angeles and Orange County businesses. Today, IBE Digital services more than 20 school districts, 10 cities, and 15 Episcopal churches amongst the hundreds of businesses throughout the two counties and nationwide. From one start-up business to the next, here are tips to successfully start your own company:
Find a solution to a common problem
Many entrepreneurs need a starting point to get their business rolling. The first step to creating a successful business is finding a solution that you can resolve. Whether it’s starting a new concept, or adjusting a problem you find in other companies in the industry, start your business plan by addressing this concern and how you plan to help resolve it. With IBE Digital, the resolution is to provide quality service that responds urgently to your business’s printer needs.
Build clientele to validate your brand
A business doesn’t run with only a few clients. Approach and build rapport with similar brands and companies to establish loyalty and trust within the community. While similar brands are usually seen as competition, work with them to network and branch out to other potential customers or business partners. At IBE Digital, we make sure that not only our customers, but our business partners feel as if they are part of our family.
Make mistakes, and learn from them
Just like anything, you’re bound to make a few mistakes when you start your own business. The trick to being successful is learning from these mistakes, rather than letting them overpower you and let you down. This is probably the most important lesson to learn when you’re starting your own business. IBE Digital has had fair shares of mistakes, but through learning and adjusting the strategies to better the company and improve future sales.
While there are many different approaches to starting up businesses, we hope these few tips will help encourage you to start your journey to success.