It all starts with an idea but, is an idea enough to keep you going? Once you get an idea and make up your mind to work on it, you need to start building your business. Building a business successfully is the dream of every budding entrepreneur but the thing is that not everyone is successful.
Not everyone actually comprehends the seriousness of building a business and working for it. Each step in building a business requires a skill. You have to be aware of those skills and then work towards mastering them. It would be completely apt to say that business building is actually a very complex process. Only the relentless ones succeed.

The first step to building a business is mastering the basics or the fundamentals. As an entrepreneur, you should never disregard the basics or underestimate them. You can reach for the sky only when you know how to stand on the ground. You should build a foundation first.

You should not just have a long-term goal of making 200 to 300 percent profits after five years. You should have smaller goals such as making at least a ten percent growth in one year. While reaching out for the larger goal, you will achieve your smaller goals.

Investment is inevitable. You have to invest in order to grow. Once you have a foundation or a base to work upon, you will be able to invest. Start hiring or invest in a capital in order to begin the growth. Your team will be stronger and bigger once you start investing. Besides that, you may also think of acquiring a new product line. How you invest depends on your requirements.

Remember that investment is important and you might have to invest a lot in order to get customers. However, investment is not the only thing for you to do. Investment will only help you achieve about 30 percent of your goal.

Now that you have mastered the basics and have invested, it is time for scaling. This is the third and the most essential step in building a business because this is where you will achieve real growth.

Surely your business has seen some growth but that is definitely not enough. You have to start scaling using your complete arsenal now. Use your investments and the skills of the team you hired earlier to grow and to succeed.

Ensure that your team puts in all the efforts required and uses all the resources so that you grow progressively. At this time your growth should be exponential.

Remember that each step takes its time. One mistake that people make is haste. If you are hasty and you start rushing through, you won’t be able to reach the scaling step like you should. Some of you might not be able to get there at all! Surely, you don’t want that. Follow these steps, thus, and master each step before trying to move further.

Entrepreneurial Learning
Building a business involves three main steps: mastering, investing, and scaling. You have to start from the scratch and build your way right up the ladder. There are no shortcuts or easy ways out. There should be no haste to grow because haste can make you stumble.

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Author's Bio: 

Starting a business is a leap of faith even in the best of circumstances. We at Kuza Biashara are focussed to encourage these daring small business owners who have the potential to innovate and change the world by contributing to the nation’s economy and livelihood.
“Kuza” in Kiswahili means Grow and “Biashara” is Business.
As a small business moves through the various stages of its life cycle, it requires different support programs that are suited to its specific needs at that time. Kuza Biashara offers training, educational, and business support services which are critical to their success and enable them move from an informal sub-sector to a knowledge based economy.