Want to run a business or start your own? Here are 5 tips to get you started!

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Are you a budding entrepreneur or a business-savvy go-getter looking to move up that corporate ladder?

If you’re innovative, detail oriented and a bit of a risk taker then a career in Business operations might be right up your alley.

Business managers are people who get things done. They oversee operations, make crucial business decisions and motivate workers. As long as there are businesses, there will be a need for business managers. According to the U.S Labor Bureau, business management jobs will grow steadily between now and 2024 with the biggest growth occurring in healthcare and IT industries.  The average salary for a business manager in 2016 was $75 000 a year.

Starting a small business is always risky, but that risk often yields high reward. Australia is home to more than 2.1 million small businesses with just less than half of those businesses averaging turnover of $200,000 a year or more. The most popular small business industries for 2016 were accommodation and food services.

Thinking of going in one of these business directions? Here are some handy tips on how to succeed in your chosen business career.

Set goals

If you’ve decided to start a business or become a business manager, you need to be specific about exactly what you want to achieve. Are there any companies you admire and would like to run someday? Would you like your small business to be a franchise or operate exclusively online? Do you want to work from home or travel? Once you have your goals worked out in your mind, you can start taking steps to achieve them.

Study a course

Studying an Australis Business course will give you all the relevant skills and information you’ll need to run a business, as well as providing you with a network of industry leaders and specialists to help broaden your job prospects through meaningful relationships.

Set daily objectives

Set yourself small daily tasks that will help you achieve your long term goals, like ‘read one business related article every morning’ or ‘make a weekly budget.’ These tasks may seem insignificant and tedious but they will keep you motivated and on track to succeeding your long-term business goals.

Gain workplace experience

Spend some time working on your CV and apply for as many internships as possible. Don’t worry too much about working in your preferred industry – just look for roles that will allow you to experience a variety of business processes and operations. This is also a good time start networking with your peers and employers as you never know when a business contact might come in handy!

Learn from others

Subscribe to business journals and online business blogs for inspiration. If you like a particular business model make note of it so you can emulate it later, or if you know anyone who runs a business or has started their own, ask to pick their brain about their personal experience and learn from their successes and their mistakes.

Ready to start working towards your dream career in business? At Australis College, we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals and make your dream career a reality.

Click here to start studying an Australis College Business course and take the first step towards your new career today!