It is easy to complain that life is unfair and if there was a second chance, everything would be different. I believe that life gives us second chances and it is our duty to recognize these opportunities. Being an entrepreneur is everyone’s dream be it an employer of labor or a seller of agricultural produce.
An Entrepreneur is therefore, someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity and, as the decision maker, decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced. Listed below are vital keys that will help you to firmly establish yourself in the world of entrepreneurship, and should hopefully distinguish you from the huge crowd.
- You must have a desire to work
Starting your way into the entrepreneurship world requires hours of dedication and sacrifice. Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work because unfortunately, there is no business-startup fairy who magically bestows success on businesses and their owners. To succeed among the huge crowd you have to love what you do by having the desire to work at your best. Passion is key to keeping a business strategy moving. For continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. The world awaits your invention. Why still stay idle when you have got it all.
- You must be willing to invest in yourself
You should make outside investments only when you have reached the point of diminishing returns investing in yourself. The fact about being an entrepreneur is that you must be willing to impact into your brain. If you spend your pocket to fill your brain; one day your brain will fill your pocket over and over again. You will find it hard to mention any successful entrepreneur today who didn’t first invest in themself before investing into their business. You have to attend seminars, read books, take extra classes in courses you don’t know about just to fully equip your brain for the world to come. You have to make the internet your friend learning anything possible. To have good ideas, you need to consume good ideas too.
- Begin with your immediate environment
The reason why people fail to achieve their dreams is because they do not have what it takes to start what they have dreamt. Now, that mentality is already in you, you have no time to waste any longer. To succeed in this vast world of ours, you have to put away your fear and start your business now. I believe a lot of people have the problem of beginning the business that will take them to limelight, but you have just got to try. Work on the things and problem the world complains about. We carry our biggest enemy within us and so therefore, you need to have courage to start small.
- Create awareness to people
How will people know you offer a particular product or service if you do not tell them about it? You should know that the ability to deliver faster than your competitors is what often makes the difference between success and failures in entrepreneurship. Take advantage of both offline and online media to promote your business. This is the easiest way of letting people know what you do, we are in the century whereby information is at our finger tips and those who are not moving with it will be eventually left behind. Get your business active on social media like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn among a few and you will see how your entrepreneurship platform will rise.
- Set small goals and achieve it
If you are not taking risks, you are not making moves. How do you want to certify yourself a good entrepreneur when you haven’t accomplished the little goals set before you? The path to being a successful entrepreneur is not easy and while there are shortcuts, it is the long, patient walk that takes us many miles ahead.
By following these keys I have explained above, you are bound to become a successful entrepreneur, all you have to do is believe and work. “Everyone who achieves success in a great venture solved each problem as they came at it. They helped themselves and they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met”- W. Clement Stone
About Ajayi Olubiyi
A writer with over 150 written articles published worldwide. A social media manager and Engineer. A person of impact. Read more