5 Tips for the Aspiring Entrepreneur

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  1. George Caruthers

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    One of the first business related articles I wrote. Hope you all enjoy.

    5 Tips for the Aspiring Entrepreneur

    Take Risks
    One thing that will keep you from success is fear. If you cannot visualize with an open mind then you will never be able to see the opportunities that lie ahead. Do not go to the casino and bet it all on black, but always proceed with an open mind. If you want to be successful in business you must access your opportunities mindfully and take smart risks. The craziest ideas sometimes are the best ones in the end. Being an entrepreneur, there will always be an element of anxiety not knowing if your ventures will work out. Get used to it.

    Make Friends
    Almost all successful entrepreneurs have mentioned one time or another that they had a mentor while they were coming up. There’s a saying ole saying that reads, “When you’re coming up, make friends with millionaires, and when you become a millionaire surround yourself with billionaires”. This is a key to discovering avenues that will lead to generating profits. You need to acquire friends that support you, and will vouch for you. Find companions that are assets, not liabilities.

    Learn Everyday
    Knowledge is power, and in business, you’re going to need as much leverage as you can get. Ask yourself, “What can you offer your team?” If you can’t think of anything, then you better get your head in a book immediately. To head a team, you’re going to need know-how, and the only way to get that is to learn as much as you can.

    Be Healthy
    An entire book can be written on physical fitness and it’s correlation to mood, mentality, and focus. When you are in shape you have exponentially more confidence. You wake up in the morning and attack your day rather than let it happen to you. You face problems with a sharper mind and an attitude that says that I will sweat and endure pain for my goals. Eat healthy foods, exercise on schedule, and build an empire.

    Dream
    That’s right, you have to dream. You have to turn on your imagination machine and crank it up to 1000. Look into your future and envision where you want to be. From there, you plot out your course and go. Your brain is going to be your strongest tool in the business world. Your ideas will make or break you. Keep an open mind and search for your greatness. Good luck on your journey to prosperity and fortune.

    Make a Plan
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    Nothing creates clarity like drawing out a map. Write yourself out a business plan as soon as possible no matter how simple. Jotting down everything on paper will bring up questions that you may have never thought of before, such as finances, and industry research. Planning can also keep you on track. Setting deadlines for things to be completed will force you to get things done on time and keep up habits of progress. Plan now so you don’t have to stress over the unknown.

    Source and for more great articles: The Entrepreneurial Network
     
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  2. newbee

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    have few things to add

    !) Research : Its vital of how your proposed business is doing in various parts of the globe
    2) Find competitors: list who all make it to your competition
    3) Believe: That you succeed
     
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    I have some doubt about the first one, TAKE RISKS. Rest of the tips should be very helpful and everyone should keep these tips in mind if he/she wants to be a successful entrepreneur.
     
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    Analyze your mistakes and then plan accordingly, build your network with all kinds of people, self encourage yourself. Always constantly persuade for long lasting results, be wise in taking decisions because these can affect your aim.
     
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    develop strong passion and perseverance for what you have set to achieve. no matter the failures or obstacles, do not give up, instead continue to struggle as if your whole life depends on it. Also develop strong friendship with other entrepreneurs who have made it big in your area of field/specialization and ask them questions as often as possible. with this and others, surely you will get there in no time.
     

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