How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

posted by Chris Valentine

The John Bradberry consulting firm spends its time with individuals and business leaders who are trying to become successful entrepreneurs. This is an endeavor which many wish to achieve and entrepreneurship seems to be incredibly fashionable since the rise of internet millionaires such as Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel.


Unfortunately for thousands who try, entrepreneurship isn’t for them and they try and fail for many years at successfully running their own business or company. If you wish to become a successful entrepreneur and want to avoid joining the ver growing list of those who have failed in their efforts the here are some steps which you can follow.

Do You Have What it Takes?

The first step on this journey is to first decide whether you actually have what it takes to become an entrepreneur because not everybody does. You are going to need to be incredibly dedicated and committed to your challenge, you will need to display strong levels of resilience and more importantly you will need to have a firm understanding about the market which you are about to enter into.

Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses and decide whether you weaknesses can be improved. Are you ready to head up your own company? Can you successfully hire, train and manage staff? Are you sensible enough with money to raise it and spend it in the right way? These are just some of the questions that you need to be asking yourself during this process.

Is The Idea Good Enough?

Next you need to have a great idea of a business, product or service which you will take to market, you need to ensure that you believe in it before you start pitching to potential investors and you need to be confident enough in its success. Many people look at entrepreneurialism as the lifestyle rather than the business side of things, if you want to be a great entrepreneur then you need to have a solid business plan and a great idea for success. In order to do this you will need to thoroughly research your market and target your customers as well as having plans for growth and a marketing strategy.

Make Friends

One of the keys to your success will be your ability to build relationships and create a network of support around you and your business. This could be anyone from suppliers to clients, investors or fellow entrepreneurs and they will all serve to help you as you grow within the industry. Nobody can do it alone and there will be a time when even the best business people in the World will need to rely on the help or a favor from a friend or associate. Starting out your career with the idea of creating a solid network of respectable people whom you can help and who can help you is a great attitude to have when you enter the often dangerous world of business.

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