Advice from entrepreneurs who turned ideas into reality

October 29, 2014

The decision to start your own business can be a daunting one. Many questions plague aspiring entrepreneurs:

Is my idea unique enough? Will people support my business? Will it succeed?

Lucky for today’s would-be business owners, there are plenty of successful entrepreneurs willing to offer priceless advice on confidently taking the leap. Here are a handful of their tips, courtesy of Business Insider and Entrepreneur:

  • Put your financial fears aside. There are a number of different ways to secure funding for a promising business model.
  • Find a mentor, if you can. The opportunity to share your ideas with someone who’s been in your shoes and gone through the difficulties and successes of starting a business is an invaluable resource.
  • Put your resources into what sells rather than what you wish would sell. You can always use the profit earned by the former to further develop the latter down the road.
  • If you’re going to hire employees, make sure they’re people you trust. Additionally, make sure they’re utilized appropriately by recognizing their strengths and putting those capabilities to work for your company.
  • Don’t feel the need to bring on a full team all at once. Taking the time to think carefully about whom you hire and when you hire them is crucial to building a solid, trustworthy and efficient team.
  • Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. They’re perfect learning opportunities — and they’re inevitable.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize. Once you’ve learned from your mistakes, continue forging ahead. Making your peace with the past will help you focus on your business’s future.

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