Are you looking into starting a new virtual tour business? Well, let me tell you there is really nothing to it. All you have to do is come up with a really good business name that sticks out (i.e. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles), a cool company slogan (optional but recommended) get all of your paperwork filled out, such as your, doing business as (dba), etcetera, open a new business bank account in your virtual tour company name, and voila (whala)! Very easy right, just as I said nothing to it at all, and now it’s time to start making money.
WELL NOT QUITE YET!
If it were only that easy every two-hundred and sixty-six thousands small businesses that start-up each year would be very successful, and the other four thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine business that close each year, would still be in business. As I stated earlier, starting small business or a virtual tour business in this case doesn’t require much (No, I wasn’t leading you on) but building your virtual tour business from the ground up is where all of the hard work really happens. I believe the first step to building your virtual tour business is having a VERY STRONG SUPPORT TEAM, let me repeat that once more; the first step to building your business is having a VERY STRONG SUPPORT TEAM! Without a strong support-team, to have your back during those business deals, your business is honestly only as good as its name.
Now, I know when you think of a strong support team the first thought that comes to mind is those beautiful people that you have to pay, i.e… Employee’s/sales rep, accountant, lawyer, insurance agent, banker, a professional business coach, and so forth; but that is not quite what I meant. Now, of course, without the paid support it’s going to be pretty complicated to run your business successfully, the paid support is without a doubt the heart, brains, and soul of your company and don’t you ever forget that.
HOWEVER, WHAT ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY!
Your wife, children, mother, father, cousin, uncle, aunt, friend, etcetera, I think you get the picture but if you didn’t those people in your life that really matter the most to you. Building any business is hard enough but not to have the support of your loved ones that are supposed to believe in you the most, in my opinion is the beginning of a business disaster. If you do not remember anything from this blog, remember that.
Next, as I mentioned earlier you are definitely going to need a paid support team; every business needs a trusted team of advisers and specialist to help guide their organization towards financial success. From the girl in customer service that answers all of your business problems to your management team that you hired to make sure your business continue to prosper, each and every last one of your team members are a vital part of your virtual tour business, they keep the dollars rolling in or racking in, which ever you prefer.
Luckily, for Visual Intermedia Photography & Marketing a Houston Texas Virtual Tour Company we have the best Virtual Tour family and team of advisers in the nation of our industry, our RTV family is the best hands down.
When the time comes to commit to your virtual tour business, you just can’t do it all by yourself, although it’s perfectly normal for a start-up business to try and do as much themselves as possible to save money, but eventually the time will come that you will need help.
Another very important aspect to building a successful virtual tour business is knowing what you are about to get yourself into, knowing your market. You can have the best support team and the best business idea in the world but if you don’t have even the slightest idea about the industry you are looking to grow your virtual tour business in is really about, you are doomed for immediate failure.
Let me ask you this, would you allow a mechanic that has never worked on a car before and has no idea what they are doing to fix on your vehicle? I didn’t think so, so what makes you think that someone would hire you or buy your virtual tour services if you have no idea what you are doing. Don’t think about it, its common sense. Learn you market, study your market, be your market but if you just dive into it without first checking how deep the water is, you may come out worse than when you first dove in.
Everyone believes that they have the best business idea and you may be right, but as my mother use to say, “Not every idea is a great idea”. Maybe your true calling is something that you already have a great deal of sense for, for instance; if you have been cooking for a business for quite some time and you know your way around the kitchen and the industry, maybe you should open up a small restaurant. Think about it, by starting a virtual tour business in something that you are good in, you are already a couple steps ahead of your competition. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you wouldn’t have a successful retail business if you’ve been a cook your whole life, I am just saying that before you open up a retail chain for designer wear make sure that all of your T’s are crossed and your I’s are dotted.
Last, but definitely not least (and I believe I saved the best for last) have courage, have heart! As I mentioned earlier in my blog, having the best idea just isn’t enough to get the job done, some of the best ideas for a business go right down the toilet likes yesterday’s meal. Why you ask? Because so many of us have what it takes to build a successful business, we just lack heart. As we know without heart is weakness and with weakness comes unfortunate failure.
Every successful business in the world begun with just a thought, a dream, an idea, even some successful businesses started by mistake, but I can guarantee you this, they also all started with fear and doubt. What if this business doesn’t work? Who is going to buy anything from me? There is no way I will ever be as successful as Donald Trump is, are just a few of the thoughts and questions that run through our doubtful minds. You have to learn to stop second guessing yourself, because you are designing your own failure by doing so, who’s to say that you couldn’t one day be on FORBES magazine as one of the most richest people in world. I know, you’re probably saying no way will that ever happen to me. I want you to think about this, do you believe that Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates thought even for a moment that they would end up in such a magazine, probably not, but it didn’t stop them from trying and I am sure they didn’t even try they just stuck with what they know best and it worked. How will you ever know if you keep running from your dream and continuously making excuse, after excuse, after another excuse?
The time to stop making excuses and procrastinating is now; get your butt off that couch and get started working on your dreams today. And when or if you need a helping hand with marketing your business online, and you are in Houston, Texas, or any of our surrounding cities or counties look us up, VISUAL INTERMEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY AND MARKETING and give our marketing department a call, we are here to help, we want to be a part of your team.
VIP&M offers the finest Houston virtual tour photography and marketing company, we specialize in real estate photography and marketing, business/commercial photography and marketing, full motion video, fully integrated 360 panoramas, business leads integration , property mapping, V-slides, plus over ninety more new features (too many to name in this blog). With our “NEWLY (2012) JUST RELEASED” FUSION VIRTUAL TOUR SYSTEM, we guarantee you are going to love it just as much as we, and hundreds of other businesses and real estate agents (nationwide) do .
Rather you are selling your home, your car, just acquired a new listing or still working on that old listing, looking to promote your company/business, or maybe you want to provide insurance documentation just in case of a natural disaster , VIP&M can help. Stop procrastinating go ahead, pick up that phone and dial 1-877-929-8476, or log on to our website at
http://www.visualiphotos.com and let us assist you with your business needs so you can focus on building your team.
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