Running a small business with only one employee namely you? Do not despair, most small and home businesses start this way. It won’t take long when you have your own employees to help you out, but now that your business is still in its start-up stage, take all the time you can to improve and learn about your market.

So, how to run a small business on your own? Here are a few pointers to follow:

  1. Use a planner to help you find time for everything that you need to do. With a planner, you can schedule your activities and manage your time wisely. On your own, you need to double time in creating your products, improving your services, dealing with marketing and following-up on your suppliers. All these should not overwhelm you, you will be able to manage your time and get everything organized when you have a plan.
  2. Take advantage of online help. There are online programs that will help you with managing your business even on your own. These software will help you with making business plans, scheduling your activities, completing a cash flow sheet, managing customer orders, making inventories and so much more. Simply search for small business management software online; companies who develop software have free trials so take advantage of this offer.
  3. Study your market regularly. Markets for any type of business constantly evolve and so you must take time to study your customers before you launch a new product, marketing campaign and program. Your market needs to be understood since this is the best way you can develop well-suited products.
  4. Should you quit a full time job? Experts agree that it is not advisable to quit a day job over a small home business. You must have several ways to earn income especially when your business is still in its start-up stages. You should consider hiring someone to help you or hire a family member to help you especially when the demand for your product or services increases. Start with one or two employees but be sure to manage your employees closely.