How to start a business when you lack experience

So far this week I have attempted to remove your doubts about starting your own business due to a lack of money and/or time.  Let’s round things off by talking about how to start a business with no experience.
 
The first thing you need to do stop underestimating your own skills. Nearly every professional I have met had some level of skill they can put to use freelancing. Whether those are general skills such as management or sales, or more specific skills such as accounting or programming.
 
But, even if your existing skills are not up to par, you still have the chance to start your own business.

How to start a business with no experience

Besides starting a freelancing business as a strategic and funding consultant, in the past, I also launched a marketing agency after recognizing the lack of good solutions for startups in my part of the country. While I have a degree in Marketing, as well as overseeing the Marketing department for a $230M company, I had never officially worked as a marketer. You might say I had no deep experience in the craft.
 
What I did have was the desire to learn about current marketing practices and strategies. So, I went looking for ways to educate myself on those topics.
 
The thing is that I didn’t wait to start freelancing until I had completely grasped how to use my new found skills. I went ahead and began taking on marketing clients and while I was no expert I now knew more than most. The other thing I did was make sure I worked extremely hard to get my clients the kind of value they expected.
 
An “expert” just knows more than most people
 
What I am suggesting is that you don’t need a lot of experience to get started. You don’t need to be an expert. 
 
You do need to have the desire to learn, quickly, and then just get started. There are countless stories of entrepreneurs who started their business with less than perfect circumstances. But they hustled and made it work. 
 
Isn’t that a story you would like to be told about you?
 
Your turn
 
Would you consider starting a business and then learning as you go?  
 
Be sure to leave your insights below so we can all learn from each other.
 
 

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