As someone who has just started my own business, what advice would feel is crucial I get early on?
So I was told that an engineering internship job, which I was going to start on the 1st of July, is no longer going to happen because, "We have decided we no longer want to take on a new intern at this stage." This was told to me only the day before I was supposed to start and only because I contacted them to confirm I was meant to come in the next day.
So being left high and dry, and already having developed an idea of a company I wanted to try start one day, I decided to being the 'one day' forward somewhat. The business is a handyman service that puts a strong emphasis on professionalism and transparency in an industry (at least where I live) are sorely lacking. I also hope to gain an edge by applying knowledge and skills I have learnt in mechanical engineering to solve the diverse problems that the average home owner may face.
It's only been a week and a half and I have been blown away by the interest I have received. So my question is, as things kick-off, particularly from a business point of point of view as it is not my strong point, what do you feel are important things I should be keeping in mind early on? Things that are important to get in place/keep track of/keep in mind from the start.
Tl:dr started a business, already getting interest, what advice do you have?
Edit This snap has received responses a lot quicker than I thought it would. So I just want to say, if I don't actually say it in a response to you, I really appreciate you all taking the time to stop by and share insight that you have with me.