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Friday, August 30, 2013

7 short hints for startups and entrepreneurs

If you are not following our Facebook page, you may be missing the short topic advice segments along with photos.  The following are a few of the ones that attracted the most attention.  I hope you like them.

Business can be like being a dog in a dog sled race! If you are not the lead dog, the view never changes. Take charge of your business and ensure your view changes and the business grows.

It is OK to get help from friends and mentors. That is what mentorship is about. They assist you in building your business by providing advice and looking over your shoulder. And sometimes, they lend a helping HAND! Grow your business and engage your mentors to ensure you get it right the first time.

 Everyone has a dream of something better in life. It may be a place, a job, a family, or some other special thing. Some dreams come true while others remain dreams for a lifetime.  
 Some people dream of winning the lottery. Having the financial independence is important. The risks of buying a ticket turns lots of people away. So they never play and never win. 
 Entrepreneurs have dreams. They work hard to make the dreams reality. They do not always achieve their goals, but they try again and again. 
 The difference is that the entrepreneurs buy a ticket to play. They try hard. In the end, they may win or not. But they can never be confused as someone that never bought a ticket. In that respect, they always walk away winners ! 
 Maybe it is time for you to buy your ticket to win what you dream about. Trying is half the battle. If you do not try, you can never win !

Success in your business takes hard work and the correct attitude. If either is wrong, maybe you should determine how to adjust it. Especially the attitude!

Many times there is more than a single way to get a job done. It is your task to determine which works best for your company.
 Hint: Going against the traffic or walking in the wrong direction only works if you are willing to take the risks and expend the energy!

Successes and failures of businesses take place daily. You may be one of the successful or be down on your luck. It is important to keep your spirits up and remember all those that are not as lucky as you!

 Hint: What goes around comes round! Your next venture may not bring you good fortune. Hopefully, you will have made lots of friends and great contacts. Your next venture can benefit from what you do gain.

Planning any trip is important. The destination is one of the key parts of your plan as is the route. No destination or route may lead to wide variation in the trip and extended costs. It is also extremely important to know when you arrive at the destination.  

 Hint: Business has the same planning requirements. Being the leader means you were involved in the planning and understand the destination. Otherwise, you may end up taking your team on a trip that goes NO WHERE or worse!

  Taffy Williams is the author of:  Think Agile:  How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed to via Amazon