The Monkey

The Monkey


BusinessPosted by MM The Monkey Sat, December 30, 2017 16:14:31

You know, some people are born to be leaders and some are born to be followers (just for the record I don't believe that to be true). Not that being a follower is a bad thing. Most humans remain within their comfort zone their whole life, simply because it's safe.

But there are benefits working for yourself, being the BOSS. Benefits that you should take under consideration. Here are some things to keep in mind and to ask yourself.

1. DREAM. Most businesses spring from dreams that turn in to determination of what one want in life witch becomes the goal. Do you have a dream, is your dream realistic enough to become something more in life for you.

2. EXPLORE. Put it on paper, make it real to yourself. Ask yourself.

A. What do I have to offer

B. Is it something people need or will need in the future

C. What do I need to get started

D. Who do I know

3. TIME. You set the time. But to succeed you have to stick to your own set schedule.

4. BE YOUR OWN BOSS. The decisions are yours to make.

5. GOAL. Be clear of your business goal and set up milestones along the way.

Make shore to reach each one of those as you working towards your main goal. Stay on track.

6. START NETWORKING. You might not think so, but networking is important. There are numerous of networking opportunities out there. Take them. It might feel scary at first but there will be more people like you there hoping to make connections just like you.

7. SUCCEED. Surround yourself with successful people, turn to those that have succeed before you. Find yourself a mentor if you can. They already did the work, watch and learn.

8. TEAMWORK. You get to pick your coworkers and create the work environment. Pick carefully. Hire experts within their field and learn from them while building your company together.

9. YOUR THE EXPERT. You are the expert in your field, but never stop learning. Listen and take under consideration advice given to you from people that had success. Sometimes that can save you time and money.

10. MORE MONEY. Have a plan for when you start making money. Try to save on unnecessary expenses and build up as much capital as u can. This way the financial rot for you business gets secure from the start and you will have less headache down the road.

11. ENJOY WORK. Wake up to something you love doing every morning.

12. GET INVOLVED. Get to know the area around you and the community. Give back whenever you can. Gain trust and support. Word of mouth have always been powerful.

13. KEEP NETWORKING. Seminars and classes will help you grow as a business owner and boss. It will also help you stay motivated and on track.

14. RECOGNITION. Build your name and reputation.

15. INSPIRATION. Inspire others around you to pursue their dreams to. Become a role model.

16. FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE. Delegate, but never let go. Stay informed about new developments and the business financials within your company. Make shore you understand whats being explained and my advice. Always read before you sign


BusinessPosted by MM The Monkey Sat, December 30, 2017 15:57:52


What you have might be a great business idea, but it can also be the end of an era for you and whoever you start it with.

No matter if it's someone that you have known for five minutes or 20 years, when it comes to doing business together there are few things to consider.

You might start of as the best of friends / business partners, but most businesses don't last more than 5-6 years. Why?, because of disagreements. Don't forget that sharing is caring, but PUT IT IN WRITING, Yes it's necessary!

Why argue about it, it's the best thing to do for all parties involved. This way there will be no arguments in the future if the structure and rules of the company is set from the beginning. If you can't agree on this then this partnership thing is not for you.

How your company can still be here 10 years from now.


As mentioned above, A MUST HAVE. Do not start a company together without one. What if one of you decides to move on, what happens then with that share of the company?. There are so many things that needs to be put down on paper, because we all know that life sometimes don't happen the way we want.


With the ability to communicate a lot of things can be solved before they become big issues. Saving you and your partner(s) a major headache. Express your selves but be open to other solutions than just the one you have in mind. Second opinions can sometimes be of help to make sure you don't overlook something, that might have a huge impact of the end results further down the road. Face to face meetings at least twice a month (video conference included) Face expressions says more then a thousand words, and a lot of mistakes can be avoided this way.


You are all in this together, you all have something to bring to the table. Stay thinking like this and there will be success.


Let's be frank, you are all in it for the money, Most companies don't make money from the start. Some companies take as long as 3 years before they see a profit they can depend on. What I am saying is. The company have to have money to pay it's bills before you take your cut. If possible save as much as you can from the money you make. Pay of any loan you might have as fast as you can and make sure to put money aside for future projects. That way you don't have to depend on financial institutions when it's time to take your company to the next level.


Business is business and family is family. Keep this in mind, the same thing goes for friends. Friends and family don't pay your bills. A partnership is as much a commitment as a marriage. It's going to be long hours and hard work before you can sit back and see your machinery work on it's own.


Focus on your vision, but not to much. Planning is good but not if it's coming in the way of actually moving forward. Whatever it is that you do or offer, make your sales. No sales = no progress.


You will make no big money within your comfort zone. Make that call or go see that potential client of yours. They might not know it yet but you are their new supplier of what ever product/service your offer. To become their number one choice. Find out all there is to know about your competition within that field, why that company is the supplier in the first place and have there been any complaints that can work in your favor. Even if your offer might end up being the most expensive option, your product and exceptional customer service will land you their business.


Keep in mind.

- Owning a company comes with a huge responsibility.

- Even the most boring tasks has to be done. (Don't delegate or skip tasks that are not fun, knowing the business inside and out will always benefit you)

- Patience is a virtue. (Things don't happens over night)

- Bad ideas (A bad idea is a bad idea no matter how you look at it, when something doesn't work. DROP IT, even if it in the end means the whole company)

- Believe in yourself. (If you don't, who will?)

- Not everybody is going to like you, your product or service, that's okay. there are a lot of people who will.