Small Business: Secrets to Success — Tips to Grow Your Business

john tsantalis
3 min readMay 11, 2020

The truth is that there is no “secret” to create a successful small business or work from home business. It requires a variety of skills, characteristics, believes, etc. But most important is to have a vision and a take-action attitude!

Here are some effective tips you need to know about small business success.

Confidence and Attitude

Depending on your level of confidence. For many entrepreneurs who struggle or fail, the main reason is confidence. They don’t believe that they can achieve success or they don’t have the right attitude.

Vision and Motivation

It’s difficult to reach a goal if you don’t know what it is and you don’t have a vision about it. You need a good reason and motivation to achieve your goals. Otherwise, it’s too easy to stop trying.


Fears may be the biggest dream killer. Fear keeps people in their comfort zone, where it may be safe, but they cannot succeed. Fear keeps you from taking action or believing your action will have results.

No one ever achieved success without the courage to try something new.

Take Action

Success doesn’t happen without action. Winning the lottery might make you rich, but it doesn’t make you a success.

Action not only moves you toward your goal, but you learn what works and what doesn’t. You develop persistence, new skills, and you build character. The more action you take regularly, the more opportunities you have to succeed.


Having a vision for your business is a great way to develop focus. The trick is to not get distracted by shiny object syndrome. Shiny objects appear to be helpful and easy. They’re the brand new marketing system or get-rich-fast program.

But they take away your focus, and you waste time and money.

When you develop your vision, you also create a path to achieving it. Stay focused on your plan and never quit!

How to Coach Yourself to Business Success

Here are tips to coaching yourself to business success

Know Your Goals

No one can help you reach your goals if you don’t know what they are. What is it you want to achieve with your business? For example, perhaps you want to earn a specific income from your business.

Your goal might be to make $5,000 per month while working from home. Knowing what you want is the first step toward success.

Have a Business Plan

It’s very important to have a successful business plan. Also, you need to establish your schedule, routine, and to-dos, so that each day you make progress toward your goal.

Track Your Results

Evaluating the results of past actions to make future decisions is very important. Tracking your marketing, website analytics, and other actions you take in your business will help you know what’s working and what’s not.