Whether you’re already an entrepreneur or aspiring to become one, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you start off a successful year. Below are a few suggestions that we all need to adhere to beginning with taking care of our sanctuary [heart, mind, body, soul and spirit].
We can do this by having faith – eating a proper diet of green leafy vegetables – lots of protein that includes fish, chicken and turkey – drink lots of water – exercise and minimize our daily intake of starch and salt.
On this journey of being a risk-taker by operating your very own business, it’s wise to become eco-friendly and learn about the environment and the earth’s natural systems so you can help preserve the planet.
It’s obvious that you already know what you love otherwise you wouldn’t have become an entrepreneur. Now all you have to do is follow your desires and find a unique way to perform your tasks better than your competitors.
No matter what always keep a pen & pad on hand to write down your thoughts/ideas in a daily journal, because society needs a break from the norm, and you might just be the next entrepreneur that makes the cover of Forbes Magazine.
It’s indicative that you surround yourself with team members who share your same goals, dreams and aspirations – they must be in compliance with your vision.
Seek help from your friends and be able to take criticism, because a good commander in chief must be knowledgeable of the good news as well as the bad news.
Be professional and courteous at all times, because there’s going to be days when everything goes as planned then there’s going to be days when things don’t work, and it’s at these moments when we need to keep our composure.
That’s why your business idea shouldn’t be written in stone – it should have a “springboard” where you’re flexible, and willing to go with the flow.
This is where networking comes into play, because you never know who has the resources you need to complete your undertakings.
At any rate it’s also a swell idea to lobby your elected officials by establishing a rapport with them.
Politicians always support small businesses in their districts and they have a plethora of connections – discretionary funds, and they love media attention when they are able to assist small business endeavors.
Now all you have to do is brand yourself by becoming an expert in your field.
Get connected with social media and market your product.
You can run your office similar to an elected official running a campaign to win office – the politician runs on a platform and the entrepreneur runs the business on issues that appeal to the consumer.
Incorporate the use of video in your campaign – there’s nothing wrong with making a documentary about your business, and use it as a media kit to tell about your firm’s endeavors.
Get connected to all facets of the media and as many publications as possible and come up with story lines (ideas) to get your brand in the news.
Send out press releases about your company that ties in with a hook (an attraction) to get media coverage.
So many entrepreneurs have boxed themselves into a four cornered room and that’s where they spend the entire day – but it’s those individuals that go out and form relationships through community outreach that truly makes a difference.
Get involved with projects in the community such as parks and recreation, churches, civic organizations, and mentoring at-risk youths.
Remember your brand is your name (reputation) and that’s what you want to constantly portray This is the legacy that you want your family members, friends and the world to inherit.