Tips and advise for first-time entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Advise

What does it take to enter the world of entrepreneurship today? It is very easy for first time entrepreneurs to easily be overwhelmed with the plethora of advice, books, blogs and ideas out there on how they should be, look and feel about their startup.

Starting your first business can be an extremely stressful experience—you’re exploring new waters and you’ll soon have to take risks at a level that you’ve probably only ever dreamed of before. Managing that stress and staying productive during your first entrepreneurial adventure is key to the success of every business owner.

Here are a few tips and words of advise for any entrepreneur:

  • Start a business you are passionate and knowledgeable about.
  • Pick a business idea that has a big market opportunity.
  • Nail your mission and vision.
  • Raise as much startup funding as you can.
  • Constantly monitor your finances.
  • Find a solid teammate asap—two brains are better than one
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions—it’s the only way to learn.
  • Look for patterns in advice—then filter, prioritize, and take action.
  • Research the competition
  • Commit to a regular workout schedule.
  • Use Linkedin and other social media to spread your personal and business brand.
  • Ask for advice from other entrepreneurs.
  • Eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis.
  • Build your personal brand—authenticity is key.
  • Surround yourself with inspiring people—avoid naysayers.
  • View all feedback as a compliment—time spent is a gift.
  • Be open to advice.
  • Work with people you like.
  • Develop a great elevator pitch.
  • Hire the right people.
  • Never stop networking.
  • Provide great customer service.
  • Hire an experienced startup attorney.
  • Get comfortable with public speaking.
  • Focus on building a great product or service—but don’t take forever to launch
  • Market and then market some more.
  • Hold yourself accountable.
  • Find the fun—in even the most menial tasks.
  • Just Do It

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