I hope you enjoyed the blog yesterday about the steps to take for Entrepreneurship. Well I wanted to share four more steps with you to help you get on your way to the journey of freedom. Before we get started, I want to elaborate a little more on the reason why I believe entrepreneurship is a Kingdom idea. One thing that God desires us is to be free, unattached from the systems of this world so that we can change it without influence. We are not to be a slave to the systems of this world! As a matter of fact, the disciples were entrepreneurs which allowed them to drop what they were doing to follow Jesus. Listen, I know it’s easier to read vs. do it, but here me clear – God is talking to you. It’s time to tap into your divine craft and serve the world with your gift by way of entrepreneurship!
Ok now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…let’s discuss 4 more steps to starting your own business.
Constantly Take Action. Entrepreneurs are movers and shakers. They can’t afford to analyze every detail or they’d never get anywhere. There is no place for procrastination in a startup. It’s a 24/7, no-vacation-or-sick-days kind of job that demands constant forward momentum. Make a brief assessment at every step and move on it. Trust your gut!!
Make A Plan. You guys know how I am about making a list. So this point is important. Read about successful businesses. Take in the wealth of knowledge that’s been provided by successful entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and the personalities from Shark Tank. A successful business plan does not have to be a book. A 10-page plan is digestible yet long enough to include everything you need to start.
Build a Reputation. Be sure to do a lot of volunteering to build your resume. A lot of times people want to see what you have done before they hire you as a small business and/or entrepreneur. Since you don’t have the brand identity of the company that does the same services for years, you might have to be creative how you build your clientele. Maybe find a friend and perform the services for them for free in exchange for testimonials. Offer discounted prices for your first 20 customers. Be creativity and building your reputation.
It’s Never Too Late to Start. Many successful entrepreneurs started later in life. Having the experience that comes with age can give you a unique outlook on your business. Life experiences bring depth that the most educated young adult, by his or her nature, is less able to foresee.
That’s it for today, feel free to leave your comments and/or questions below and we’ll chat with you guys on tomorrow for another installment on Entrepreneurship!