3 Top Tips to Help you get Started on your Entrepreneurial Journey
August 21st is World Entrepreneurs Day, so in the spirit of innovation, leadership and success, we thought we’d highlight 3 top tips to help you start your entrepreneurial journey.
According to SME Loans, 64% of Britain’s workforce want to set up their own business, so why aren’t they?
Entrepreneurship isn’t a clear cut path and it definitely isn’t easy. Many people prefer to opt for the benefits and stability of working a normal job, but if that just isn’t for you – keep reading!
We’ll assume you have the basics covered, a business idea and some semblance of a plan!
But where do you go from there?
- Build your network
Your network is your superpower. You can use it to attract business partners, employees, customers and even investors.
You can build your network digitally of course, but almost 100% of professionals believe that face-to-face meetings build stronger long term relationships.
Take advantage of in-person networking events. One of our favourites is the Midlands Business Network Expo where we showcase our brand and get chatting with other exhibitors, business owners and visitors.
If you already have a brand and you’re looking to boost it – we’d suggest exhibiting there. If not they hold plenty of live and virtual networking events.
- Create a routine
How can people see you as a leader if you appear disorganised, lack motivation and don’t appear as a role model?
Do everything you can to create a stable routine that allows you to focus on your entrepreneurial journey and prioritise your mental health.
You can’t lead others without looking after yourself first. Organise your calendar. Budget sensibly. Prioritise sleep. Get out of the house / office.
Need some inspiration? Click here to read about the morning routines of over 150 entrepreneurs.
- Surround yourself with inspiration.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your business won’t be either.
As you journey down this path, make sure you’re surrounding yourself with inspirational people, reading inspirational books and doing activities that inspire you.
You could attend keynote speeches on the niche you’re interested in or reach out to industry influencer for mentoring and support.
Societies / online communities are also a great way to surround yourself with like-minded, equally motivated individuals. You could start your own or join one such as Coworking Days – an online community for freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups that gives members opportunities to meetup and work together.
If these tips helped you, why not share this blog and help another hopeful entrepreneur.
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