Workable Back Doors

There are no shortcuts in business. Not really. People who sell shortcuts are invariably trying to cheat you.

However… There is knowledge, experience, strategy, tools, and methods for achieving results, which can be taught, or shared.

People get in trouble when they go into business with the naïve sense that they can just do what they want and not observe the rules of business. They also get into trouble when they start trying to fight fire with fire – big business competition can always outgun the little guy. You have to find another way to do it.

The trick is, to think outside the box, without letting go of the rules. The rules include things like:

  • Proper licensing for your particular line of work.
  • Reporting and paying taxes.
  • Using sound business practices.
  • Using sound marketing practices.
  • Building on your skills and strengths.
  • Avoiding the spirit of pure gambling in business (does not mean avoiding thoughtful risks)

There are many good back door methods for starting on a shoestring, or bootstrapping. It means relying on work, rather than money, and it means pinching where it won’t stop your business if you pinch there.

You have to use smart workarounds, and you have to know when it is time to let them go and gradually work into a different way of doing business.

Smart creative methods, and workarounds can allow you to accomplish something against great odds, if you are willing to back it up with hard work. They aren’t a way to run a business permanently, but they can be a great way to get your foot in the door – even if it is just the back door!

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