The news of retail store closures worldwide is having a negative effect on related businesses. Depending on which estimates you read, there will between 7,000 to 10,000 retail stores closing this year, and those stores won’t be replaced anytime soon.
Likewise, every month more commercial businesses, dependent on retail are indicating that they may be forced to close as well. Think about all the people that had jobs to supply those stores and shopping centers with products and keep them clean and open for business. We’re talking about thousands of people worldwide that will no longer be working where they did last year.
During the next decade, full-time jobs with full benefits will be few and far between and that will create new opportunities for micro enterprises that allow self-employed entrepreneurs to apply their individual talents, creativity, and hard work to grow their own businesses. Additionally, these smaller businesses create more opportunities for freelance, temporary workers as well as independent contractors that will be able to adapt to change more freely, without the restraints of the corporate hierarchy.
The new era workforce will be immune to big business job pressures and they won’t suffer transitional health problems related to unemployment because the new era workforce will be working productively with healthy, entrepreneurial attitudes.
Success in business is not guaranteed and failure is not the end of a career. If you’ve found yourself out of work, figure out why and how you arrived at that point in your life, and find the strength to get yourself out of that temporary setback.
Some people refuse to do something about failures and they give up on their dreams. Human nature is to accept things that couldn’t, wouldn’t, or shouldn’t get done. When you make excuses, you’re admitting to everyone that you do not believe in yourself or your dreams.
The reality is that you are the only person who is fully in control of your actions and decisions to move your ideas forward.
You will have a better chance to succeed if you have a specific business plan. Your plan doesn’t have to become fruitful in the short term. Nobody is perfect and sometimes even the best plans get delayed. Continue to implement your business plan, no matter what obstacles occur. Remember, the real world rewards those who have logical plans and get things done.
Read positive publications that will help you move forward to better organize your dream business. Study successful businesses within your target industry and figure out how they became successful. Practice spreadsheet and business management software in order to be able to present your new business plan to others who may be able to help you reach your goals.
No matter how many mistakes you make, or how slow your business plan progresses, you must truly believe in yourself and make it show so that others who can help you achieve your goals will believe in you too.
The writer, Tom Rosenberger has lived and worked in Costa Rica since 1993 and from his travels throughout the country inspecting property and construction he has acquired a wealth of knowledge about living and doing business in Costa Rica.
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