I believe that God has agents in the world that are suppose to be ambassadors in the marketplace. These individuals have been hand picked specifically to change the world in their specific industry. I believe there isn’t enough talk in the church about Entrepreneurship – how to successfully start a business. I feel burdened to empower the people of God to seek advancement in the marketplace so I want to share with you four steps to starting your own business. Enjoy!
Love What You Do. Passion is key to keeping a business strategy moving. Half-heartedness in an entrepreneurial endeavor will chip away at your drive to succeed. Perseverance is the one thing that’s guaranteed to move anything over time, whether it’s a person, a job or an entire company.
Take Baby Steps. Jumping all in is rarely ever successful. There are success stories about people who invested everything once and came out winners after six months or a couple years, but those are rare. Risk management is an essential factor in any startup, and balance is vital. You can absorb losses more easily if you take smaller risks in the beginning. Those will provide essential and productive lessons.
Learn From Others. Successful entrepreneurs often worked for others in their field of choice before striking out on their own. Spending a few years in the industry under an excellent mentor will provide a good launching pad. Learn from your predecessors’ mistakes and brainstorm about how to improve upon their model. Find someone willing to teach, and think about starting your business elsewhere when you leave.
Learn How to Self-Promote. Confidence can take any pitch to the next level. The first marketing any company experiences comes from its founder. Spend time learning how to share your vision without coming across as ingenuine.
I will be sharing more from this subject throughout the week! Feel free to leave your comments or questions.