When you get started in business, you need to have a realistic goal in mind for your first year of sales. The first year will basically be a learning experience, so you may have to work hard to break into the market depending on what it is you are selling. Setting up a new business, especially if you are in a specialty niche, may be difficult or easy, depending on your location. This is why you need to have a business plan in place and lower your expectations so you won't be too disappointed.
Those who start out with really high expectations that do not materialize often become bored with the business after a very short time when they do not have a high level of sales. You should start out slowly knowing that you do have to work your way up and gradually bring in new customers who will also refer their friends and family to you. One way to enhance sales is to offer competitive pricing offering specials and deals that customers simply cannot pass up. You have to be mindful of your bottom line. There is no point in selling for the sake of selling if you are not making a profit while doing so.
You also have to find a way to get the message out to your potential customers. Along with having realistic expectations for sales, you should try to have a unique marketing plan for advertising your business. When you make it sound as if the product you are selling is something that customers can't do without, you will make the sale. However, you also have to make sure that you are selling a quality product. If more and more customers are dissatisfied with their purchase, a sudden increase in sales will give way to a sudden rise in return, thus decreasing your profits.