Starting your own business can be a tumultuous road which requires a lot of patience and tenacity. Often when a woman starts her first business she has high hopes of it taking off the first year and becoming a millionaire right away.
Unfortunately the reality is that it takes years to get to a point of really reeling in the success. However, when success finally does hit you there is a huge wave of satisfaction knowing that your hard work has finally paid off.
Your Income Is Greater Than Your Debt
Getting your business going can often mean a lot more going out of your pocket than going into it in the beginning. Years and years can pass by looking at your bank account and seeing that you have much less income than what you owe.
The day that you get your debt under control and your income is greater than what you owe you will suddenly realize that things are finally starting to happen for you. Having a greater income to debt ratio means that you can finally start stepping away from your business a little more than you had to in the beginning. Now that the money is starting to roll in you can start to enjoy pleasures like vacations or buying yourself something extra special! After all, what is the point of working so hard for all that time if you can’t enjoy it?
You’re Busier Than Ever
A telltale sign that your business is going great and considered a “success” is when you have so many clients and jobs coming in that you feel like you aren’t sure how you can handle them all.
When your business delivers quality results and products then people will spread the word. For every one happy customer they will tell two or three. From there your business starts to snowball and before you know it you are realizing this is it! Being busy is a good thing when you know how to handle it!
Your Customers Are Giving You Praise
If your customers are happy and coming back regularly for more of your services then you can safely assume that you have succeeded. Happy customers are the foundation of a business’s success and without them, you would have nothing!
Therefore when your customers start singing their praises and swearing they’ve never had such good service and tell all their friends about you, it is perfectly safe to assume that you are doing a great job and your business is headed for great things.
In order to keep this inertia going, make sure to never take your success for granted and constantly find ways to improve yourself even when it seems like there is no room for improvement!