Imagine you are visited by a genie who asks you to build a refrigerator. It’s an odd request from a Genie (shouldn’t he be granting your wishes?!) but you consider his request nonetheless. While you’d like to help the Genie, you’ve never built this type of appliance before, and it sounds pretty daunting. Perhaps downright impossible.
Now imagine the Genie hands you a magical toolbox containing detailed, step-by-step instructions. Underneath these instructions, you find every single tool you’ll need to build the refrigerator. The Genie even promises you an infinite supply of groceries to keep your refrigerator fully stocked once you’ve built it.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to give it a try, the Genie gives you a cellphone with only 1 button. Press the button, and you’ll immediately find yourself on the line with Fred Fridge – expert refrigerator
repairmanm, the best in the business! Anytime you have a question, you can just give ol’ Fred a call.
Now that you have all of these resources at your fingertips, doesn’t it feel like building that refrigerator isn’t so far out of your reach?
Think of your business as the refrigerator and the Genie is the Startup Portal. Whether you want guidance to start your business, the tools and templates to develop your Business Plan, access to business funding programs (both government and private) or reliable support like Online Chat and Ask-An-Expert, the Startup Portal has something for every stage of your business’ development.
Don’t let a few minor obstacles stand in the way of you achieving your self-employment goals. Can you genuinely say to yourself: “If I was given all the right tools and assistance to get my business started, I COULD DO THIS!”