Entrepreneurs are a very unique type of person, can you answer these questions below to yourself? Entrepreneurship is, you are either reaching towards opportunities, that are leading to endless triumph and victory, or disastrous, failure, catastrophe and no hope. See below the questions every entrepreneur must answer to himself.
Starting a business means you’re opening up to possibilities between immeasurable success and catastrophic failure. Entrepreneurs are people who believe failure is another opportunity to try different methods.
Each entrepreneur’s vision is to reach their dream, to run a business, serving people who keep returning for ongoing business. Sadly, this is not true for everyone hitting this road. Perhaps take time to view these concerns below, they are just like the tip of the iceberg! Sink or Swim?
In a sense one can ask yourself, are you aggressive enough to take this journey?
To ensure success, there are important questions entrepreneurs must be able to answer for themselves, let’s take a look:
As an Entrepreneur, what am I aiming at?
- Your journey starts now, set what you are aiming at in the beginning.
- Have goals and a vision you work towards in a business plan
- Separate goals and personal growth.
- Entrepreneurs have their own ways, tactics and strategies to earn revenue.
- Goals will open your eyes as to what to hold onto and what to let go towards climbing your ladder to reach the top.
Goals must be:
- Attainable: possible, reachable, realistic
- Measurable: within reach, manageable, achievable
Never make your hobby your day to day work, is this correct?
You have heard, this statement, not so!
I can see some are smiling, and some say stop, and some have no reaction at all. We are all different and our needs and requirements differ hugely. Do not let this way of thinking stop your dreams in your tracks. You can bring others on your bandwagon to fill gaps doing this. Your own dreams, desires and talents, what your soul thrives doing, can be turned into a paying successful business. Why not!
Bringing in Investors?
Investors must always know why you make certain decisions. When changes occur, then all parties need to agree to the path being changed or followed. Improvements for an entrepreneur is always top of the list, and so the people whose funds are invested in the growth of their, and your future, is what it is all about.
Do I have the correct proposal, approach and plan?
Define your way forward. Divide your thinking into long-term goals and short-term goals, reachable each on own merits as planned.
Entrepreneurs have a set way of thinking and working towards their goals, as pointed out above. They are not just your ordinary employee. That’s why they are not Employees! Entrepreneurs think focused drive, they have in their mind already what they are working towards, who they want to bring in, to assist. They know what they want, and have a timeline on how long it should take to reach their curve of delivery.
Can I implement this Strategy?
Putting your money where your mouth is! Another saying that sometimes make us take another breath. Do you know what you are getting yourself into? Unfortunately, entrepreneurs, even with funds, still flop. Designer concepts and great ideas cannot assure victory and triumph. This is perhaps the toughest step.
Investors invest in individuals. They want to know that the initiator, the partner they invested in, entrepreneur, can produce on their word, what they voiced, can they bring it to the table, they are expecting results!
Putting a presentation together is easy, saying what your vision is, is also easy, but executing that presentation, and actually putting your money where your mouth is, is a total another ball game.
Do I need Staff?
If they going to hold me back with quarrelling and personality traits I would rather work on my own? Yes, you can, but remember you are one person, who eventually cannot carry the burden of seeing to everything, and your business investment is going to suffer, and your family with friends as well.
Misunderstandings and problems are inevitable as an entrepreneur having people work with you. Have a set-out plan to work towards when things do come up. If you don’t have the solution, then go back to the drawing board. Get other’s perceptions in as well, to allow your thinking to see the broader picture.
The bigger picture ahead must be clear for your teams, this clears confusion. This will also lower the unhappiness between staff, to have clarity of what is expected, and what they are working towards.
Sometimes you might even be the problem, be open to receive your staff’s view and how you can adapt if needed. Nobody is perfect, not even you and me!
What is my greatest asset as an entrepreneur?
- Obvious, YOU, are the greatest asset, never forget this, look after yourself
- As an entrepreneur, your team is your life support and team up with you, as an asset
- They are on hand usually and see when things do not go according to plan
- Trust is vital to your team, an asset no business can run successfully on
- Staff figure things out, as they are on the job 9 to 5, listen to them also
- There is no place to be biased at all
YOU are your greatest asset.
Culture, why is this important?
Values and principles form the grounding of your whole business as an entrepreneur. Your factory and or workroom, or office space, is where different people come together, to work in each other’s face, many hours a day, for some even night shifts. Heads are going to clash, this will happen. Be prepared.
Do you have a plan to accommodate Cultures?
Focus on building personalities, uplifting, and teach them to believe in themselves from day one. You need THAT one person, as much as he needs you, so show it, believe it, and become a strong force together.
Just as good as they will figure things out on the production working line, if you as an entrepreneur show faith in each one, just so they, will be able to figure tough character things out, as well. Creativity has a big influence on people putting heads together.
- Perhaps have people write their views down if they cannot voice them.
- Then Brainstorm different perceptions.
- Never run an idea down. Always suggest, we keep things for different projects as time requires them. You will be surprised how those not so used ideas now, become very valuable at other times.
- Acknowledge how each one on the team is there to fill a gap, the other one, cannot do.
- Make people feel worthy to build towards your dreams and vision, in this way they fill their own dreams as well.
Executing a promise as an entrepreneur means your NAME is at stake. Continuously ask yourself where you want to go, what it takes to get there and how to get there successfully. Your success depends on finding the right answers to the tough questions. I hope above will put your mind on the right path with just the beginning thoughts, of following your dreams, as an entrepreneur.
Ask yourself, if you are ready to be an entrepreneur.
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