Start A Business? Where Do I Begin?


"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can."

-Paul Tournier



Starting a business can be an exciting and daunting prospect. It requires a leap of faith, a strong belief in oneself, and a willingness to take risks.


Once you get past the initial fear and uncertainty, the possibilities are endless. If you have ever considered starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this is for you.


In this video, I have a conversation with Dr. Julia Price, a family doctor and menopause specialist from the UK, who is looking to start a lifestyle medicine clinic or health coaching practice. We explore the key questions that come up when starting a business and I offer guidance on how to navigate the confusion and take the leap.



Should I start a business?

While this may seem like a simple question, it can be hard to answer. Dr. Julia has a passion for helping her patients and wants to create something that will allow her to provide a more comprehensive approach to health. However, this desire comes with anxiety and the concerns that come with starting a company. So, how do you know if starting a business is the right move for you?


Firstly, it is essential to focus on what you are passionate about. Starting a business takes time and effort, so if you are not passionate about what you are doing, you may lose your motivation along the way.


Secondly, you need to check if there is a market for what you are offering. Identify the gaps in the market and what customers are looking for.


Lastly, consider whether you have the skills and resources necessary to start and maintain the business. If you can satisfy these requirements, you just might be ready to take the plunge.



Am I doing the right thing?

This is a question that comes up frequently as a business can be challenging to start and maintain. There will be times when you question what you are doing, and that’s normal. However, having a clear vision and purpose for your business can help overcome doubts.


Dr. Julia is an expert in menopause and lifestyle medicine, which are niche areas in the health sector. She is passionate about helping her patients and believed that she could make a more significant impact outside of the NHS.



Where do I start?

It is common to feel overwhelmed by the number of directions you can go and wonder what to focus on first. Building a website, creating social media accounts, launching a podcast or YouTube channel?


One great tip is to get clear about your business and its values first. Once you have a clear understanding of your business goals, vision and values, the rest will fall into place. Focus on those areas that are aligned with your unique vision and keep refining your approach as you learn more about your clients and business.



What next?

Starting a business can be a challenging and rewarding experience. It requires a clear vision, passion, and the willingness to take risks. By focusing on what you are passionate about, identifying the gaps in the market, and using your unique set of skills and resources, you can take the first step and make a positive impact on the world.


My conversation with Dr. Julia shows us the importance of taking the time to understand our vision and values, and allowing them to guide our decision-making process. Starting a business can be overwhelming, but by taking it one step at a time and keeping a clear focus on your vision, you can move forward confidently.


Always keep in mind that whilst taking the leap and starting a business can be daunting, it can also be the start of an exhilarating and fulfilling journey.


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Behrooz, The Entrepreneur's Doctor


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