Month: August 2018

How to bring communities together through social action

Havering Borough CommunityServices

One of the best ways to give yourself a sense of purpose in life is by getting into a cause that is beyond just you, and focuses on the wellbeing of others. A lot of this can be done through our various community groups as we come together and play our part in impacting our society through social action.

The reality is that there are very many people in need out there, from the homeless, to refugees, to victims of violent crimes and so on. The list is usually endless. This article is meant to encourage us as members of the Havering Borough Community to come together in unity and involve ourselves in services geared towards improving our society.

I will therefore look at four ways in which we can bring our community together through social action.

We need to work on forming better collaboration

As a community where we have a significant number of successful business entities, fully functional government facilities and well as vibrant civil society organizations, we need to focus on bringing together these different entities as well as involving the wider community to tackle some of the various social problems that we face today. It’s a no brainer that there is always strength in unity therefore we need to make use of our joint resources to bring social change.

We need to tackle the stereotypes

One of the greatest modern day challenges that we face are terrorism and extremism, refugees, unemployment and violent crime among others. Whereas we at Havering Borough Community have been spared of some of the negative effects of these social problems, we can’t burry our heads in the sand and assume they will never get to us, we need to be proactive in tackling them and this will involve tackling the stereotypes associated with such problems.

There is need for a common ground

One of the challenges about communities made up of so many diverse people is that they can rarely reach a common ground. Different people will often have different priorities and you therefore can’t make them commit to an activity that doesn’t fall into their priority list. This is why involving the community in social action is a good start because the social problems that we all face give us a common ground to stand on.

There is need for unity

As the saying goes, people who tend to walk alone will walk fast however those who walk with others will walk far. This is very applicable in a community setting because if we decide to live as individuals within our communities then we can be guaranteed that we will be overwhelmed by our problems however if we live united as one within our communities, we will be more stronger in tackling the social issues that we face therefore creating a more conducive environment for us to live in.

I look forward to a scenario where each and every member of the Havering Borough Community comes together in unison through social action so that we can have a better community to raise our children and their children’s children.

Even though most of us may have busy schedules that may prevent us for actively participating in such causes, it may be a good idea to enroll our kids so that they can grow up knowing the benefits of social action.

I trust this has been an eye opening read.

Here are 5 tips for starting a small business

Havering Borough CommunityServices

In my previous post, I looked at the benefits that small businesses bring to a community and I believe that there is no dispute that small businesses have tremendous value. It’s however important to point out that whereas they may be of value, not all small businesses end up being successful.

That’s the reason why I am choosing to write this article so that I can share with you a couple of tips on how you can start a successful small business in your community – just like apexluxurycarhire has done it.

Here are 5 tips for starting a small business.

1 You need to start a business that you are sure will work

One of the major challenges when it comes to starting small businesses is the transition from a business concept in your head to an actual living and breathing business. In many occasions the excitement of having a business idea in our heads may prevent us from actually assessing whether or not the idea will work. It’s therefore advisable that we first test out the idea to see whether it works before we invest our hard earned money into the business.

2 You need to ensure that your business solves a problem in the community

One of the ways to guarantee that your business will get customers is if you are sure that the business you are forming will help solve a problem that the community has been experiencing. Businesses formed out of necessity tend to grow into successful businesses because customers will always see the value of the services that you are offering. However, if there’s no apparent problem your business will be solving then you better think twice about it.

3 You need to ensure that your customers will be willing to pay for your services

When you have decided on a small business to start, you have ensured it works and that it solves a problem, the next step is finding out whether your customers who are mostly your community members will be willing to pay for services. It makes no sense to have a good business that customers will not be willing to spend money on. It’s therefore very important for you to package your business in such a way that customers will see value and be willing to comfortably spend their money.

4 You need to ensure that the market is substantial

Without a substantial market then there is no point in starting a business. Just because it’s a small business doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need a large market. You must therefore ensure that whichever business it is you are starting, there must be more than enough customers within your community to ensure that your business is sustainable. It’s also a good idea to consider having an online option so that you can reach out to customers beyond your community.

5 You need to ensure that you have passion for the business

Running a business is never easy and can be full of ups and downs which may end up being very stressful at times. The reality is that if you are not passionate enough about what you are doing then chances are high that you will not have the motivation to fight on through the challenges. You must therefore ensure that you are motivated to do the business out of a passion for it as this will come in handy down the road.

If you are a person that enjoys a BMW rental in Munich and you’re looking to start a small business in your community then the above insights will act as a good guide for you. If you can check all the boxes then you are good to go. Just as a recap, get your idea, ensure its practical and it serves a need, it’s affordable and your customers are willing to pay for it, and lastly, ensure you are passionate about it.

We wish you all the best in your entrepreneurship journey.

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