How many times we have heard in today’s era that a guy started very old in business and suddenly took over by storm. We have heard the opposite as well, someone started very young and completely swiped off the market. Thus this proves many things, mainly two; one that age is just a number and entrepreneurs can be of any age; young or aged doesn’t matter, two to make it big you need to start your setup. Gone are the days when students only focused on their grades and assignments handed over by their colleges. Things have taken a toll, dynamics have changed. It is the age of ideas and innovations; it is a time where more than ever you need to ask yourself what can I do to make a difference, it is the time to be unconventional!
How to Get Started?
If you look at things generally, you can’t help but notice that the hardest part to achieving anything is getting started, the task itself may seem like blood and sweat but once in it, it doesn’t feel like it, it becomes adventurous and interesting. So as raw as it might sound, this is what it is. And you’ll see this quality in every entrepreneur they started things, one after another without knowing it will fall or rise they just started! Whereas there are people who kept waiting for the golden recipe and let me tell you there is none and even if there is it requires staggering experience! I’m not saying that don’t plan, or find a strategy or do research, you have to! But don’t be passive, be proactive, get done with your researches as quickly as you can, and get started. And as Chase Norton, a successful entrepreneur, says once you start then there is no going back! You are going to know the real-time problems and how to tackle them. It’s a long road and it is the journey that gives the most valuable lessons, so begin your journey!
How to Make a Mark?
Well once you had it figured out and started your business, you only want to make it stable and make it grow. Here are a few tips on how you can do that:
- Stand up for yourself, you are going to encounter problems right off the bat and there will be many people and factors you can blame, but remember this is just the attitude we don’t need to develop, be it the spouse, economy, the employees you need to look past it and work out a solution.
- Go with the hunch, we tend to ignore our gut feelings whenever we can, but we forget it is our core of motivation. We need to identify the different facets of our personality and style and listen to your intuitions and figure out a plan to put them into action
- Surrounding yourself with the right people, this is very basic, it gives you new dimensions to think, you start following like-minded people and learn so much from them.
- Know your audience. Before you sell anything you must be aware of who are you selling it to, Ferraris aren’t for everyone. Do a lot of research and keep on experimenting before you spend your money
- Get the word out. Be willing to say who you are and what you do with conviction and without pity. It is the age of social media marketing, but don’t underestimate the power of the basics; a word of mouth, columns, articles, etc.