Founder & CEO
The art of entrepreneurship is a skill that takes years to master. It represents a successful marriage between a good business idea and the resources required to implement it.
Look around to explore the entrepreneurs that work in close proximity with you. Most of them will look successful and content on the outside. But they've probably been through a lot to reach where they are today.
We live in a society that encourages entrepreneurs. Are you willing to create the opportunities that will fulfill your business goals? Here are some tips on how to become an entrepreneur – use this article to get started on the entrepreneurial journey:
1. Nourish a business idea
“Do you have a unique and compelling business idea of your own?”
“Do you believe that your idea can find a target audience?”
“Do you believe in your idea’s capability to generate revenues for you?“
Do you have positive answers to the questions above? If your answer is yes, it’s time you gave your business idea a serious thought. Nourish and grow your idea into an avenue that can provide you with revenues on a regular basis.
2. Don't think too big – start on your own with the little you have
Don't make the same mistake a lot of wannabe entrepreneur makes – they keep waiting for the right opportunity to come by! By opportunity, I am referring to financial investments and other resources needed to launch a start-up with a bang.
If you are confident about your offering, then you should choose to launch your company with the limited resources in your possession. For example, you could create a website and use social media to spread the word about your brand.
Start small and proceed to mature your business into an offering that can take on the best.
3. Never lose focus
There are a lot of failed ventures in the US today. This is because the entrepreneurs behind them didn’t give absolute focus to these ventures. A start-up will need quality attention, day in, day out. Dump your business idea if won’t be able to able to focus on it full-time after it is launched.
4. Be high on confidence. Always
Having the right dose of confidence is key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. There is every chance you will be faced with a variety of demoralizing challenges as you seek to run your business. Having the right confidence will ensure you view these challenges as stepping stones to greater success.
A highly confident entrepreneur can never be cowed down by challenges because he will come back stronger each time.
5. Promote your start-up among family and friends like there is no tomorrow!
The first step to gain some quality visibility for your new start-up is to highlight your business among the people closest to you. Take them into confidence and share your views with them. They are the people closest to you – their feedback and goodwill will provide your start-up with a world of good.
We hope these simple tips help you take your business forward. All the best!
Neerav Mehta is the Founder & CEO of Red Crackle. With sterling qualities, Neerav’s technological acumen is firing a generation of progressive companies on the digital path. With an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India's most prestigious institution IIT Bombay and having spent seven years developing and contributing to the launch of AMD's innovative line of computer products, Neerav founded Red Crackle where he is lauded for his dynamic and innovative genius.