There is a certain quietness out there, beyond the madness of the noise in our heads as we endeavour to jump-start our new business. That quietness is also full of noise and busy-ness. What only the experienced business owner will realise is that even though starting a business is daunting, there are people out there who are watching, minding, and wishing us well. They are throwing us tit-bits of information and help, enough for us to catch on to, but not obvious hand-outs.
“To background voices, calling from a distance,
Silent partners, listen to the hush Silent partners, you know they don’t say nothing at all”
~ Pat Benatar (The Silent Partners)
Who are these Silent Partners?
These silent partners read our blog-posts, read our tweets, provide clicks and unique visits to our websites, or in the case of back-links. They talk about our businesses to their friends and families, or indeed at networking events.
If you are starting a business, or in the process of expanding, think of the silent partners helping you quietly propel your business and your confidence to the next level.
The Fish in your business sea
Felix Dennis, author of “How to get rich” talks of the Sharks (investors, hedge-fund managers etc), the lesser deadly dolphins (venture capitalists) and then there are the fish (seed capitalists). The fish are the people who are close to us, and support us no matter what. These are the quiet swimmers who provide the network, the confidence and the unconditional “love” that we so desperately need as a start-up. They will help nurture our business without the demands of the dolphins or the blood hungry threats of the sharks.
Tap into the most valuable resource – your supporters
Seek out your shoal, swim with the fish, and tap into the resources that are on offer for your new business. But most of all, remember the most important person in your new business – YOU! You are the goose that lays the golden eggs. Protect your eggs, but look after the goose.
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