Having business of your own and managing it is a challenging task at the same time you should learn alot from the surrounding you are so here are few suggestions before you plan something big.
- Start on a small scale before going all out. Some people believe that entrepreneurs are risk-takers. But for the most part, successful entrepreneurs don't like walking blindfolded on a limb. Instead, they take controlled risks. Initially they invest their time in testing an idea on a small scale and then check wheather it works well, tweak what shows promise and discard the disasters.
- Understand the difference between working for yourself and building an ongoing business. If you dream of growing your business to larger extent, you need to plan methods and system that allow you to hire other people to DO the work of the business while you plan it. You limit the potential for growth if you don't bring in other people to work for you.
- Don't fixate on mistakes or get demoralized by them. The major difference between successful people around and other is that successful people tend to learn from their mistakes, make the changes required and move on. They don't dwell on failure, blame the economy, curse their bad luck, or blame other people for their fate. If the path to their goal is blocked, they look for an alternate path, or sometimes choose a different, more attainable goal.
- Get to know investors. If the business you are starting will need investors to grow, do what you can to find out what investors are looking for and where to find those who might invest in your kind of business. Local angel and venture capital groups are a good place to start – attend meetings they hold or meetings that investors are speaking at.
- Learn from others. Find mentors, join groups with like-minded people, learn everything you can about your industry and what it takes to get from where you are to where you want to be. Attend industry conferences. Take training courses when they are available. Buy courses offered by experts. You'll save a tremendous amount of trial and error by learning from people who have been there before.
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