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Business starts with an idea and is constantly evolving. The process is built on ideals and grows with adaptation, making it stationary at no point in time. Involved in this process is a mission statement or key objective and a designated group of individuals assigned to special tasks to make that mission come to light. This is how a company or partnership formulates. Though the process may sound like it comes without complications, many obstacles and diversities present themselves with or without notice. This is all part of life though, business or not, and it is up to the team to sort these matters out and overcome them. It is understood by them from the beginning of their placement and throughout the term of their position. These obstacles do not mean that the business will falter, nor does it mean that they are someone’s fault in particular. That is the purpose of the assigned team. It is up to them to explore, analyze, and take command over the possible chaos.

With this in mind, there are five basic principles that any business should follow in order to succeed. These principles are as follows:

  1. Specify your business ideal and set your mission design in concrete. Ensure that there are no discrepancies between you and any other involved parties. If there is any doubt or disagreement at any point in this process, the mission will not work. Everyone must be on the same page and assigned to their appropriate charges as team members based on their skill sets.
  2. Remember, adaptation is always necessary for a business to succeed and many obstacles can present themselves as a setback for your ideals. Create your plan around these terms and ensure that the mission does not change. The key objective is your guideline to your goal.
  3. Every obstacle and mistake is a lesson learned. Find a way to work through it or overcome it, but never take your eyes off the main goal. Being able to overcome problems together with your team will unmistakably determine the success of your business.
  4. Set milestones for your workforce. The work is never done completely, but each project completed should be treated as progress into the right direction and therefore smiled upon. Each step taken in the right direction should be commended and communicated. Communication is a key product to any successful business and should never be avoided.
  5. Always look ahead. If an obstacle arises or your business takes a minor step back, overcome it and never look back afterwards. Once it is passed, learn from it and progress. While doing this, keep in mind that there is no ‘I’ in the word ‘Team’. Work together and move forward together. Keeping in sync with one another will keep everyone on the same page in case of another obstacle presenting itself. This will make the next one easier to overcome. You came in as a team, so you should always continue thinking as a team.