Success is something that everyone is looking for. One way that many people do to achieve this is to start a business. The thought of becoming an entrepreneur has become a trend in all circles of society, especially young people. Therefore, today many people are already successful entrepreneurs at a young age. This is indeed not surprising because many people are starting to feel tired and limited by just being an employee, so the thought of starting a business is their choice.
To successfully start a business does not always run smoothly. It takes some skills and steps that must do must do correctly. There is even a thought that not everyone can become an entrepreneur. But actually, anyone can become an entrepreneur if they are willing to study and work hard. Scott Gerber is a young entrepreneur, author, and investor from the United States. The following are ten tips for successfully starting a business for beginners by Scott Gerber.
- Focus on one business opportunity
Along with the development of the virtual world, nowadays, it seems as if everything can be a business opportunity. With so many opportunities that what can take, you may be confused about choosing one opportunity to be developed. So many people are trying to develop many opportunities at the same time. But is it true? There is no right or wrong because it all depends on each person’s ability, but it would be better if you focused on just one opportunity.
All your ideas and thoughts to develop your business will be more focused by focusing on one opportunity. This will make it easier for you to execute all of these ideas. Taking care of just one business is already difficult, especially if there are many, right?
- Do what you love
In doing anything, if we like what we are doing, then we will do it with all our heart. Not because of coercion, so that what can maximize it. If carried out wholeheartedly, all work will produce maximum results because that is why many jobs are not common at this time. But for those of you who aspire to become entrepreneurs, don’t start a business just because you see a big profit, look cool, or because you are told to. Usually, a good thing to do when starting a business is, based on a hobby. If your hobby is photography, you can start selling camera equipment. That way, your hobby is satisfied, and the dream of opening a business is achieved.
- Master everything about your business
At the beginning of starting a business, generally, investors rarely dare to put their money there. But that opportunity can come at any time, so you have to really master everything about the business you are in and always be ready to explain clearly. This is so that you can make investors believe that they are putting their money in the right hands, namely you, the person who understands the business the best.
- Always willing to learn from others
Everyone has their advantages and disadvantages. No one knows everything, so it is very important to be open to the views or thoughts of others. By consulting with other people such as mentors, friends, or other successful people, you can learn from what he has done. Choose a mentor, friend, or someone already successful in being your advisor, where you discuss what needs to be done to be successful. More listening is better than talking more.
- Live simply
Forget all the beauty of being an entrepreneur. Luxury cars, fine dining, big houses, or anything that shows luxury. Live with the view that you are a beginner who needs money to succeed. That way, you will enjoy the process towards success more, and everything you dream of will come in time.
- Learn from failure
Nothing is certain in this world. It’s the same with the business world. There are two choices in our lives that determine success, namely to move forward or remain silent. If you want to progress, then you must also be prepared to face failure. Because not everything you plan always goes as smoothly as you want. Precisely failure must occur to teach you and prepare you to become a successful person later. When you fail, don’t despair. Keep trying and learn from the experience. Failure is the best teacher!
- Show that your business concept is the best
Rest assured that no investor wants to invest in your business because they don’t know the standards of your business concept. Therefore, show that this business concept will be very profitable for investors. Run your business concept with minimal capital to provide tangible evidence to investors. When you have shown that your concept is the best, investors will be looking for you.
- Take care of your health
To be successful, you have to work hard, but don’t forget that taking care of your health is also your responsibility. With you taking care of your health, believe that whatever you do will be more productive. Adjust your diet, exercise regularly and take time to rest from work. Imagine if you fall sick, there is nothing you can do perfectly. Health allows you to do things better. As much as possible, balance work with maintaining health.
- Prove it with actions, not with words
Watch what you say. Say what you can do, don’t talk too much, but you can’t do anything. Prove what you can do through action, not through words, because if you act, people will judge the results of your work better. Speak less, do more, right?
- Know when to stop trying
A wise captain will not sink with his ship. That’s the saying that explains that a wise person knows when to try and when to stop. Stopping trying is not always a form of giving up, and sometimes some things force you to stop. Otherwise, you will get worse, likewise in starting a business. Sometimes, the business that we start does not bring you success but instead makes you slump. When that situation comes, then you have to know when to stop. Being wise and sensitive to circumstances will help you to avoid adversity.
So, here are ten tips for those of you who want to be successful in starting a business. Don’t hesitate to start, even if you are just a beginner. Keep learning and take your chances. Nothing is impossible as long as you dare to dream and want to try. Live everything you want by always giving the best because the process will not disappoint the results. Good luck and cheers!