I’ve been an entrepreneur for the past 30 years and during that time I’ve started eight businesses and am currently working on business number nine.
To run a successful business means to be good in many areas. Starting with developing the right ideas to managing the existing infrastructure and the technical aspect of the day to day work. Each of those areas requires different skills, but all of them together are vital to run a successful business.
Finding your niche means much more than coming up with a business idea. You need to be absolutely clear about the value you will be creating for your customers and define your target market with precision. Get your positioning right – and your customers will love you!
If you want to be successful in business, you need to be the best you can be in your field. But as your start-up gains momentum – and you become increasingly involved in all aspects of the business – how do you acquire the skills and knowledge to survive in the future?
Being accountable means so much more than simply reporting back. It’s all about taking responsibility and being driven by your own motivation to meet the goals of your business. Accountability also breeds success. But who are you accountable to if you’re a solopreneur?
Frustration is one of the biggest hang-ups for entrepreneurs, especially when starting a business. When things don’t go to plan, you get demoralized and your confidence falters. The experiences of one of clients proved that turning negatives into positives is one of the best ways of getting frustration out of your system and turning your life around.
Do you ever feel like your business is just treading water? All around you, the market is changing, customer behaviour is transforming and you’re left drifting out to sea. A little twist in the way you do business can help you catch that wave and get you swimming with the tide rather than against it.
In some shape or form, entrepreneurs have been part of the fabric of society for millennia. But how do we define who is and who isn’t an entrepreneur? By definition, it’s not easy: the role of the entrepreneur has evolved through the years. Not just as a part of society, but actually shaping the world that we live in. However you look at it, life as an entrepreneur is all about value!
Like it or not, change is happening all around us. Day turns into night. Spring turns into summer. Ans where time and nature are concerned, we have no control of those changes. In other aspects of our lives we do have the power of change. Not interested in that TV programme? Grab the remote and change it…or just bark out a voice command to your AI device. But what about changes in your life? That takes courage. Have you got what it takes?