With a 20 year business track record we are happy to announce that we will be offering workshops on how to create the financial freedom your have always dreamed of. So if you want to start a business but don’t know where to start, don’t worry–you are not alone. In fact, given the new economic reality of our time, more people than ever before have found the “job” they thought was waiting for them doesn’t exist. Others have come to the conclusion that they would rather create work they love, constructed to fit with their own life goals. No matter what the motivation is to be your own boss, you can start today.
You don’t need qualifications, money, a planet-sized-brain or even a particularly good idea. All an entrepreneur ever does is create something that consistently makes money. Are you young, poor, unqualified – a student, or hating your job? Maybe a touch rebellious? Perfect. You have no bad habits, and will work until your fingernails fall out and your eyeballs roll onto the desk. The world awaits you.
Or are you – Older, wiser, bit of money saved, experienced with a stable job? Maybe a mortgage and kids? Your job is much harder. It can be done, but it might feel like you’re trying to dance backwards through quicksand.
The most important qualities of a good entrepreneur are energy and determination. It doesn’t hurt to be persuasive, but this can be learned. I started as a shy uber-nerd aged 21; I soon learned how to sell when it was the only way to feed myself.
Enough preamble. Let’s make you a bajillion pounds:
What is Entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is more about the actions you take, not the person you are. If you take action, you are ahead of the vast majority of people, who talk about entrepreneurship, but never build anything.
I hope this info-graphic inspires people to just do. Build. It doesn’t matter if you are an engineer or not. Anyone can make sense of WordPress. That can be your prototype. I have seen entrepreneurs who got funding even though they spoke poor English, had no degree, and no money for a business suit.
We hope you become unscared, and do a startup.
The Countdown To Entrepreneurship
10. You must be passionate about what you are trying to achieve.
9. Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing.
8. Success comes only from hard work.
7. The road to success is going to be long, so remember to enjoy the journey.
6. Trust your gut instinct more than any spreadsheet.
5. Be flexible but persistent–every entrepreneur has to be agile to perform.
4. Rely on your team. It’s a simple fact: No individual can be good at everything.
3. Execution, execution, execution.
2. I can’t imagine anyone ever achieving long-term success without having honesty and integrity.
1. Success is a long journey and much more rewarding if you give back.
How to Become an Entrepreneur
If you want to run your own business, you’ve come to the right page. Being an entrepreneur is a high-risk, high-reward position. It’s full of stressful situations, however it’s also full of rewards and a sense of accomplishment. It’s really not as hard as it seems — as long as you have some diligence, patience, and, of course, a good idea, you’ll be your own boss sooner than you think! Please forget all of the terrible deluded nonsense you’ve heard about the value of ideas. Ideas are cheap, fleeting things; by itself a business idea is worth less than a half-eaten sandwich. At least you can eat the sandwich.
You do need an idea of course. But understand that even the most successful companies were not founded on wild or brilliant ideas. Starbucks chose the brazen path of selling coffee in Seattle. Facebook built a better MySpace. Google built a better Yahoo search. Microsoft copied Apple – who copied Xerox. Original ideas are overrated. What isn’t overrated is timing. Read More