How to Become an Entrepreneur
First and foremost, being an entrepreneur is not easy. Anyone can become an entrepreneur. Anyone can think of an awesome idea, but how many can stick with the idea until they reach success? Bringing an idea to life is not the end of the finish line for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs crave success for their ideas/business. Many entrepreneurs invest most of their time in their ideas and will continue to for as long as the business is up-and-running.
Entrepreneurs must be determined, self motivated, self disciplined, resilient, hardworking, and many other things. Entrepreneurs must have a defined vision and goal of their business/idea. They cannot rely on others to support or motivate them to achieve success. Entrepreneurs should be aware of their capabilities physically and financially. Being resilient is vital for an entrepreneur because not everyone will show support for your choices, decisions, and ideas. However, an entrepreneur must know how to take criticism and apply it to their vision when necessary.
Steps to becoming an entrepreneur.
- Find your passion or vision for your business.
- Plan how you will bring this vision to life.
- Figure how much it will cost and how to budget for your business.
- Determine your audience.
- Reach out to people in your audience and make connections. Find people who will support your business or even invest in it.
- Market your business. Social media is a great way to promote your ideas, receive feedback, and improve your business.
The side of being of being an entrepreneur that most never see.
I believe that a successful entrepreneur never “clocks out” of work. Entrepreneurs do not work 8–5, rather they spend all of their time thinking, innovating, and creating. I have never met an entrepreneur that has built a successful business working 8–5.
Lessons I’ve learned through Eastern Axe Throwing Company.
Eastern Axe Throwing Company is the first business I have brought to life. I became an entrepreneur by creating my vision for my business. Although I followed the steps to becoming an entrepreneur, there are many things I have learned through creating Eastern Axe Throwing Company. When I started EasternAxe Throwing Company my vision was to supply a fun service to people. This come with many costs. I origionally planned my budget and started building the business as fast as possible which was probably a mistake. Building this business quickly I was not able to see small improvements I could have made to better the business as well as all cost that are associated with mobile axe throwing trailers such as insurance and other small costs. Over all I would have taken more time planned better and researched more about how I should charge customers based on total cost.