Nowadays, most people think that anyone can be an entrepreneur. Well, they’re not wrong, but they’re not quite right either.
Indeed, with the advancements in technology today, it’s easy to start your own business. You can grab a product, put it up for sale online in whatever platform you choose from any type of social media website to actual online selling platforms, and attract customers. All with just a few clicks on your phone.
Yet while it’s easy to start your journey as an entrepreneur, it’s an entirely different thing to continue that journey. Not only must you have the capability, you must also (and maybe more importantly) have the will to survive in the competitive business industry. And when you have that will, you will surely eventually thrive.
To survive and thrive in business, you should keep these quotes in mind as you work towards your goals.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” —Walt Disney, Disney, Inc.
Great! You’ve got an idea, and you’ve talked to all your friends and they told you it’ll work. Now, you have to work past that talking and actually start doing. It’s easy to come up with ideas, but committing time and effort to implement those ideas will be the first hurdle you need to overcome. So get up now and start doing!
“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” —Dave Thomas, Wendy’s
Now that you’ve started doing, it’s time to keep your momentum. Entrepreneurship is a never-ending learning experience, but a couple of things you always need to know by heart are your product and your customers. If you’ve got those down to a tee, along with that will to survive and thrive, you’re definitely well on your way to being an awesome entrepreneur.
"In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success—if you are willing to learn from it."—Paul Allen, Microsoft
Product knowledge? Check. Customer knowledge? Check. Desire to succeed? Check!
You’ve ticked them all off, yet you’re still failing. And now, you’re wondering why.
Don’t worry. Before anyone succeeded, they first failed. Failure is one of the greatest teachers you will ever have, and you’d do well to listen to them, as other entrepreneurs have done. Even those bigwigs you keep hearing about—from Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg to John Gokongwei, Jr.—all learned from failure first before they ended up succeeding.
“You have to adjust to the flow of business. If you’re not open to change, your business can’t move on.” —Socorro Ramos, National Bookstore
If you fail, you should get up and start working again. But of course, just because you got up doesn’t mean you should just repeat what you did before. That’s just going to make you fail again. You need to adapt to the changes around you and change your business strategy accordingly, or else you’ll just end up stuck in one place. So go and make your mind work and be creative!
“Work should not feel like work. Your business must be a source of joy and an expression of your passion. And not everything is about profit. When you make good things happen, the profit will follow naturally.” —Pacita Juan, Figaro Coffee
At the end of the day, when you love what you’re doing, when you’re passionate about your business, and when you truly believe in the product you’re selling, everything else will follow. So make sure to choose something you love, something you know you’ll pour your all into, and you’ll surely succeed.
Now, do you think you’re more ready to face the challenges ahead of you in the business industry? Being an entrepreneur can be a bit daunting, but keep these words close to your heart and you’ll find your way to success. But if you need a little more push, check out www.entrego.com.ph for more helpful tips as well as necessary tools you will need in becoming the ultimate entrepreneur!
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