My Advice for New Businessmen

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Going into business isn’t easy.

There’s always a learning curve, even if you know what you’re doing. Most companies die out in the first year, and that’s because the people running them don’t know enough to do well. A guy can have the best products in the world, but it won’t suffice to succeed.

Now, I’ve managed to get myself on my feet and do well. I did it the hard way – by adapting and trying to learn from experience whenever I could. I feel it’s only right to share some of what I’ve learned.

First, you need the right people.

What you’re looking for isn’t the best people, because the best people don’t necessarily adapt well. In a small business or one that’s just starting out, you want someone who can adapt.

Large enterprises are stable, static. What’s ideal for them isn’t great for you, because your situation is one where things are still being figured out. If the company’s people cannot handle change, you’re in for a rough time.

If you’re running a small business, you need to be opportunistic. However, you can’t be blindly opportunistic.

You can’t just let opportunities slip away. Every chance you pass up can translate to clients you’re not getting or more business you’re missing out on from existing ones. You can ruin your business that way.

At the same time, you should only go for opportunities that fit with what you’re already doing. Don’t go for a chance to cater to a party if you don’t have the kitchen for it.

Go for an opportunity that fits your business and will only stretch your capacity a little bit. Develop a list of key questions or competencies, so you know what would be the good chances to take and which ones are beyond your current scope.

Remember to organise. Starting a business is a chaotic endeavour, but don’t let it get to you.

You’re going to be juggling a lot of things. Someone has to keep an eye on the resources, keeping track of social media accounts and making sure the money is coming in. If you’re not very organised as a person, you either learn to be or drown in the details.

Technology can help. Note-taking apps to stay organised and remember things are essential, and there are online services that are ideal for project management.

Work with the government – especially when it comes to taxes.

The government usually has programs that provide assistance for small businesses. At the same time, the owners don’t know these exist. Get out there and put that government money to use. Any help would be welcome at the early stages, especially if it involves tax credits.

Finally, get money.

No, I mean a lot of money. More than what you have now. More than you think you could need.

Starting a small business is like going to war, and that means needing a war chest. If you don’t have a significant amount of funds ready to go, to cover all expenses for at least a year, you’re going to sink faster than the Titanic.

Incidentally, the Titanic didn’t sink all that fast, but you get the point right?


From Passion to Business

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Aside from using this website as a blog where I can share insights or information about shoes. I will also be using this website to plug my small business. After some coaxing from my family, I have decided to start a business with the thing I love.


Convincing yourself to start a business was the easy part. Realizing what business to do was hard. I mean, I am just a 20 year old shoe lover who knows little about business.

Business for Shoes

That’s when I started reading around various forums and blogs. I tried to figure out the problems shoe lovers face. Thing is, with business, you have to figure out a problem you will provide a solution to.

Of course I can’t make shoes myself. If I could, I would be leaving my life here in Australia to make the best shoes in the world. So I had to look for other problems to answer.

That was when I got a eureka moment.

I have mentioned in my previous post that I was not a rich kid. I loved shoes but I never really had the chance to own a lot of them because they cost a lot of money. So I had to settle with looking at pictures or browsing the Internet.

Now, I know there are a lot of kids right now who love them some brand new sneakers but can’t find the money to  buy one. So I thought to myself, why not operate a small Direct Factory Outlet for shoes where people can buy quality shoes at the lowest price.

That’s how Tom’s Direct Factory Shoe Outlet came into being. What I do is to look for the best shoes in the market and offer them at discounts of up to 70% off.

australian shoe direct factory outlet

All the shoes I sell at Tom’s shoes are guaranteed authentic and are all personally chosen by me based on their form, feature, and price point. What I offer to my customers is my personal expertise that will hopefully help them find the right pair of shoes for all their needs.

Don’t ever be a victim of the pushy salesman ever again. When you come to visit, tell me what you want the shoes for and I will be providing you with a list of choices.

Want something comfy? How about something that can take your rugged lifestyle? Maybe a trendy new sneaker?

My aim is to make every owner and pair of shoes happy. I like it when a sale is like a sale made in heaven.

Shoe Trading Done Right

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Now, when I started my blog, I was given a lot of ideas by my friends. That I should make a blog to help people who loves shoes as much as I do. I did not exactly know what to write about so I decided to look inside myself and ask “What would the younger me want to know about?”

So I will start with Shoe Trading. Now, personally, I don’t do shoe trades. But people from all over the world are doing it including some young and impressionable individuals. Now, the problem is that there are a lot of bad people out there who want to prey on these people. I just hate it when bad elements use shoes as their way of abusing the weak and innocent.

Now, I don’t have time to make my own video that will cover everything so I tried to look for anything online.

Here’s also a video on what you do when doing meetups for trading or buying shoes.


Now,  you have to remember that trading shoes is something you should do only when you understand how it all works. Don’t go into trades that you are not familiar with. Also, take time to assess every trade. Just because you want something doesn’t mean it’s always worth the trade. Be intelligent.

If you have any questions about shoe trading, hit me up with a comment and I will do my best to give you an answer. Thank you for your time and see you again next time here in my blog.

Welcome to Tom’s Official Shoes Outlet

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First of all, I would like to thank you for visiting my blog. I am not much of a writer but a good friend of mine said that this will be great for me.

A little bit about me, I am your everyday 20-year old Aussie. One thing that really stands out, according to my friends, is that I love shoes.


And boy do I love them.

I am no collector. I barely have enough money to buy multiple shoes a year. But one thing I learned is that when you love something, you don’t really have to own everything. That’s why I spent some of my free time learning more about shoes. I joined various forums where I met fellow enthusiasts and collectors.

And that is why I am making this blog. I have ventured into not only loving shoes, but also imparting that same love and passion to other people. Thus, my shoe outlet.

This blog will serve as a resource for people who want to know how to buy the right shoes, what to look for in their shoes, how to take care of their shoes, and where to get the best shoe deals in Australia.

In the near future, I plan to create a website that will include not only my point of view but also from the people I know and admire.

Hope to see you more often in my blog! Bye for now!