The difference between a wantrepreneur and an entrepreneur is taking action. However, a successful entrepreneur involves many facets of action. And one of the quickest ways to ramp up is learning from what other successful people are doing. Of course, failure is ok as long as we are learning from it and it is not a failure that we can’t afford. So where does one start? Do you read books on entrepreneurship or watch videos on the subject? That can be effective as long as it is information and not noise. YouTube and other platforms have thousands of free videos on the subject.
What if you could focus on some targeted tips to launch you to the next level? That would seem like a wise thing to do right?
That being said we listed out 20 of the best tips from this terrific articles from forbes.
They have gone through the effort of categorizing some of these incredible tips from people who have succeeded as entrepreneurs:
1.) The Power of Connections
“Network! Make connections and keep a record on each person you meet. …Quality relationships are the keys to the kingdom.” –Clare Dreyer
There are a lot of entrepreneur groups on meetup.com as well as professional networking events in your local area.
2.) Focus, Focus and Focus
3.) You Will Fail at Times
As long as you learn and can pick yourself up it is ok!
4.) Let Your Passion Drive You
5.) Stop Thinking of Your Own Wallet
“Be of service; give value. Rather than thinking “how can I make a living and make money”; think ”how can I serve and truly add value to people’s lives? How can I make a difference?” – Rena Hedeman
6.) Successful Entrepreneurs Have Mentors, Coaches or Masterminds
7.) Stop Thinking of Your Own Wallet Part II
“Approach your business from a place of service; how can I help my audience be more successful at what they’re doing. ” – Susan Garrett
8.) Leaders Lead Through Service to Others
9.) Finished Beats Perfect
10.) Bend to the Market
11.) Core Values Last — Quick Buck Artists Don’t
Yeah you might make one sale here or there but do you have a product and/or service that is adaptable and that you can not only earn from but build up a customer base?
12.) Stop Thinking of Your Own Wallet Part III
“Help people. Help when you’re happy. Help when you’re tired, and even help without attachment to getting anything in return. Keep on helping people towards a better life, straight through to your marketing. If you do this, you’ll create a marketing approach that’s based on “help marketing,” and you’ll have a business that’s never short on customers.” – Forest Linden
13.) Today is Your Day
Don’t waste time. Don’t hurry either but make every day count.
14.) Being an Entrepreneur is a Journey — Not a Destination
Completely true. Apply the craftsman/woman attitude towards this and accomplish daily.
15.) Unique Positioning is Everything
How does this product or service or my marketing connect with a potential customer?
16.) Negative People Can Bring You Down
“Do not let the naysayers and dream stealers turn your dream into a nightmare.
It is so true. And there is a difference between constructive criticism and negative. If you pay attention you will be able to tell the difference.
17.) Okay — You Can Think About Your Own Wallet Now
“Stop doing anything else until you can say you’ve mastered the ability to sell what you offer. Everything is easier when you develop the ability to find a need; fill it and then be paid well to do so.” – Ken Foody
18.) Test + Action = Success
Yes! Listen to what is working and what is not working. Test many different strategies and marketing campaigns.
19.) Live By: “Just Watch Me”
“Ignore everyone who says you’re crazy and it will never work. Adopt the stance, “oh yeah, just watch me.” – Debra Gould
20.) Expand Your Mind: Forever
“One thing? Never stop learning!” – James L. Pearson
Learn learn learn!
We hope this list is helpful to you. No matter what vertical you are in, these tips should increase your chances of success or increase your success if you are already in business!