Are you an entrepreneur?
An entrepreneur is defined in the dictionary as “one who starts up a business to take advantage of an opportunity, taking on risk in the hope of making a profit”
If you’re reading this, then chances are that you’ve either already just started up your own business – or you’re seriously looking at the possibility of doing so in the near future, but maybe feeling some anxiety about taking such a big step.
This article will provide you with tips and deeper insights into how to be an entrepreneur and what it takes to be successful if you dare to launch your own business ……
Qualities you need as an entrepreneur
Well, there’s no question that you need courage, drive and initiative in order to be sufficiently daring to seize an opportunity when it arises. You need a mixture of self-belief, optimism and stamina if you are going to navigate your way through the tumultuous period of excitement and uncertainty that can often accompany the “launching” of a new business.
It helps to have a good network of contacts …. different people who you respect and who might be able to offer you some guidance and mentoring – and sometimes “open doors” for you. Whether it’s venture capital you might be seeking – or advice on how to prepare an application for a small business grant – or tips on how you can better leverage social media in your marketing.
A good network can help point you in the right direction, because typically in the start-up stage of your business, you can’t afford to be payin
g much for “professional advice”. It’s all about staying lean and keeping costs down.
If you are someone who tends to look at the world differently from most of the other folks around you, then maybe that could be a sign that you’ve got some entrepreneurial spirit within you …… “Cause that’s where innovation comes from – seeing things differently