When starting out in a new venture or entrepreneurial undertaking, the whole process might seem overwhelming at first. The best thing you can do is to learn from the success (and mistakes) of others to make the process easier and more effective.
Our advice: surround yourself with people who are more experienced and excel in aspects and industries that you struggle in. Being a good leader and a successful entrepreneur doesn’t mean being the smartest person in the room, but rather surrounding yourself with people who can help you make the best, most effective decisions (like our experienced team who can help your business thrive!).
But don’t just take our works for it! Here’s some great advice from successful entrepreneurs to help you stay motivated and help you and your new enterprise find success!
- “Seek out a mentor, don’t be discouraged by slow growth, and have a plan.”
– Adam Davis.
- As you’re building your new business, it can be so easy to neglect the other (important) aspects of your life. Don’t just create a formal business plan (unless you want investors), but create a useable life and business plan. Take the time to identify your core values, priorities, goals, and action plan for your life and business. It’s absolutely possible to have a successful business and live a life you love!”
– Kelly Thorne Gore
- “Only sell things you’d be cool selling to your grandma!”
– Jason Moffatt
- “New entrepreneurs need to rely on the three P’s… Practice, Patience and Perseverance. Keep PRACTICING what you know and what you learn–a Mastermind of no more than four other entrepreneurs a little behind and a little ahead of you can help tremendously with this. PATIENCE is the absolute hardest part of entrepreneurship, and I keep the saying “Rome was not built in a day” on my desktop to remind me to be patient–all good things come to those who work smart, not just hard. PERSEVERANCE is my most prized skill, and I learned it best while potty training my kids–I WILL NOT GIVE UP!(diapers are a pain)”
– Mary Kathryn Johnson
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given about business? We’d love to hear them in the comments!