Have you ever looked back at your life, and regretted a certain decision you’d made? Have you changed occupations for a more profitable one, only to regret it later on in life because you definitely enjoyed that job more? Or did you have to sacrifice your growing small business to be a stay-at-home parent; only to regret it now that your children have all grown up? Have the thoughts of restarting it began to haunt you?
If your answer is “yes” to any of the questions mentioned before, then we might be able to help you out. Here are our experts’ advice, tips and suggestions on how to get back on the business field, after taking a break from it.
Strategize and form a happening “work routine”.
You might have been a PRO Dubai at your business the last time around, but things have definitely changed while you were away—that too, beyond the business front. Make yourself a new work routine; keeping in mind to include all your new commitments to it. Remember, if you have children or other work or family commitments to think about, your new work routine might not be as effective as your old one. But that’s all right; we’ll learn to play our strengths.
Start with a clean slate
Are you planning on starting up your old business, a new way this time around? If you are, then it’s important that you find out what’s hot and happening in your chosen field these days. It’s also important to find out if what you plan on marketing, is actually something that sells in the current market. Be thorough with your research and reaffirm your intent to start up your business based on your research.
Relearn and renew what needs to be
You might think you know all the facts and laws related to your business, but if you’ve been away long enough, things might have changed quite a bit. It’s time to relearn all the laws and the loopholes. Phone up those old business associates, and ask them if they’re interested in the restarting of your business. You might even have a client or two who’s still loyal to your business. And while you’re at it, look into the right trade license renewal as well.
Reacquaint yourself with your past.
This is a little tricky. You need to be able to call out your old business instincts and talents, while still being able to think new. After all, all that experience and knowledge, the things you learnt from your past successes and failures should come in very useful this time around. It’s all right if you can’t remember everything from your early business run; we’re sure it’ll come to mind in the right moments in this run.