Making a Startup Business

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When you’re reading this article you probably had enough with your day job, the 9 to 5 schedule is just too monotonous, the pay isn’t enough and to make things worse the pressure from your superior adds up to everything else. But of course you can’t just leave your day job because you got bills to pay and food to eat, so you start thinking of ways on how to make more money. First, you can start by becoming a digital nomad or maybe creating a business. If you choose the latter, consider reading this article as we’re going to tell you some things you should know before you start a business.

Questions to Ask

The first thing that you should do before making a startup business is to ask yourself a lot of questions. What are you making, is it a product or a service? How will you deliver it to the customer? Will you open up a retail or e-commerce? Where will you get the funds? If you have to open up a plant, does it need process heating systems for the operations? By asking yourself these questions, you’ll have a clear idea of what to do.

Business Consultants

To consult or not, that is the question. If you have some money to spare and you feel a bit confused on a particular aspect of your business, consider consulting as it will benefit in the long run. If you’re sure that you got everything under control, then proceed. A tip from us is to read reviews on the internet before you choose a business consultant.

Follow The Trend

A quick tip on gaining the attention of the customers is by following the trend, but before you do so make sure that you pay attention to the pattern. If it’s brand new, then it’s worth to follow, meanwhile, if it’s considered mainstream, you might want to avoid it as you probably already have many competitors by the time you want to establish your business.


checklistIf you’re thinking to open up a business in a particular area or country, there’s a good idea to spread surveys in that area. By spreading these surveys, you’re getting feedback and some information about what the customers want and what they don’t want. Many business startups like to skip this step, and it’s up to you if you’re going to skip this one or not.…


Win Contract Negotiation Tips


Negotiation for a contract is a daunting task that has proven to be timid and rough. It thus calls for one to be hard and determined to get the best contract. Negotiations have different needs depending on the contract type.

Tips that will help you win a contract negotiation

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Regardless of how well the negotiating individuals, one should never take emotions out of the negotiations. Emotions would make a negotiation personal when it is meant to be business, hence it is not advised.

Negotiate bit by bit

Depending on the complex nature of a contract, negotiation can be broken down into units. If there are multiple parts, one can break the contract; it is advisable to do that. It helps you keep a clear picture of the negotiations and knowing who is getting what.

Ensure win-win situation

When doing a negotiation for a contract, the parties involved have to ensure everyone gets what they require from the contract. One should therefore not expect anything for free during a negotiation.

Request what you want

Since one would want to get what they want, there is no harm in seeking for the specifics that you want as the opposite party may just grant your request. This should be kept in mind if you want to get a win in a contract negotiation.

Know the contract value

For successful negotiation, the contract value should be known to the parties involved since this will help in the bargains during negotiations. This helps you know where and how much to give a discount for the given contract.

Seek explanation

In the case of words not clear or points that may have different meaning one is advised to ask for a proper explanation before entering into the contract. Full clarity is of the essence to know what to ask for. The other party gets to know.

Avoid threats

During contract negotiations, threats or even undermining the opposite party involved should be avoided at all cost. This will make the other party change their mind and as such lose the contract in question. One tends to think twice if threats are involved in a negotiation so this will derail the process.

Be self-confident

Negotiation process man in a suitrequires self-confidence and control of the process so as to achieve the best deal out of the
contract. Being assertive is a necessary attribute for a successful negotiation.

Contract negotiation is viewed as a skill, and it takes one with a vision and a clear mind to get a win during negotiations. The above tips will help you get a win on the contract negotiations you are involved in.…