What is your opinion worth?

In the news or on your Twitter timeline, there is a plethora of information based on opinions – and their commonality is in their contradictions.

Opinion isn’t fact, it’s an indicator of the mood of the moment. Typical questions might be:

  • Are small business owners victims of too much red tape?
  • Are you expecting boom, bust or stagnation in the next 3-5 years?
  • Do you think Brexit will improve or harm the economy?

Nobody knows what twists and turns world events will take. All you can do is work with what you know.

Here is another question:

Would we make better decisions if we could see our future?

Our decisions should be based on facts, mainly, but each of us will instinctively include optimism or doubt, so that not all outcomes will be the same. Those with positivity, determination and drive will always tend to out-perform the waverers.

But what of Brexit and its uncertainty? What if there’s no deal? What if…

Let’s be clear about this – a small business owner cannot sit around waiting for the outcome, then keep waiting to see what will happen next. It will kill the business.

Entrepreneurs who approach the future with confidence and a positive attitude are more likely to be successful. Building flexibility into the business plan will help take advantage of unforeseen changes as they happen and not when they are forecast by opinion polls.

Believe in yourself and define your own future.

If you would like guidance on startups or future planning, contact Nauzar for an initial discussion on 0208 634 5200 or 0776 899 4681.