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November 25, 2020
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Janet Escobar

9 Lessons From Entrepreneurs

When begin your startup journey you will want to spend all your time working on it! It’s like when you have your first child, you want to give them all your attention because you are afraid that if don’t something might happen. However, if you don’t rest, you will burn out and it will be more difficult for you to focus on your business. Set aside some time to do things that make you happy. In the end, you have to enjoy the process and learn when to take breaks.

Creating a business can be an emotional rollercoaster, especially when you’re starting out! I got to thinking, “what is the most common advice successful entrepreneurs give?” I gathered some of the best advice from entrepreneurs, whether you are an entrepreneur yourself or you are thinking of creating your own brand these tips can help the make the rollercoaster a little more enjoyable.

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Creating a business can be an emotional rollercoaster, especially when you’re starting out! I got to thinking, “what is the most common advice successful entrepreneurs give?” I gathered some of the best advice from entrepreneurs, whether you are an entrepreneur yourself or you are thinking of creating your own brand these tips can help the make the rollercoaster a little more enjoyable.

1. Be patient

The first piece of advice is very obvious but one that tends to be forgotten, so remember that you need to be patient and know that building your business won’t happen in a matter of days. Sometimes it can take years for you to see the fruit of your labor or hit big milestones. Additionally, being patient includes knowing that at first, you will be in charge of everything, from marketing, design, to legal and administrative work, so you will need patience because you one thing might come easier to you than the other.

2. Get Organized

Working for yourself may take some time to get used to, especially if you are accustomed to a 9 to 5 job. If you are not careful, you might end up spending all day on one task that might not have provided the maximum value to drive your business forward. Write down the tasks you need to prioritize first and work your way down the list. If you have meetings or need to send important emails do those things at the start of your day, but then eliminate distractions. Setting times for everything not only helps you stay committed and organized but can also help you prevent burnout or procrastination.

3. Believe in yourself and what you have to offer

When you’re starting a business from the ground up confidence is key. You have to believe in your product/service. Why would anyone believe in what you are selling if you don’t believe in it? Even if you have doubts about how you will execute it, your purpose has to be concrete. If you think that the industry you are in is saturated, it can be easy to compare your work to that of your competitors, and believe that they are more capable or have more experience, but remember to stay in your own lane and focus on providing value.

4. Build a team that shares your vision and values

As you expand your business, you will need to hire people so you can work on growth strategies. When hiring employees ensure that they share the same values and mission. You can always help improve their skills, but you can’t make them be passionate about the same mission. This will help drive your business forward in the long run.

5. Learn from your mistakes & ask for help

Is there such a thing as a mistake if you actually learn from it? Honestly, I don’t think so. Everything in life is a lesson and an opportunity to grow, so even if you make “mistakes” along the way, know that if you keep trying you will get closer to your destination. Part of being an entrepreneur is being resourceful, so when you don’t know the best way to solve a problem, don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are not great at marketing, for example, seek people in your network who know a lot more about the subject. You will be surprised to see how many people would be happy to give you a hand.

6. Do your research

If you’re interested in a niche market, research companies that offer something similar to what you want to create. You can learn what their best practices are, and learn from them. However, keep in mind that just because they are in the same field, it doesn’t necessarily mean that their strategy will work for you.

7. The customers that critique you are the best kind of customers

The truth is no one likes to hear negative revies on something they’ve worked really hard on. But when offering a product there will always be some kind of critique, so view it as an opportunity and listen to your customers. Engage with your customers and do user research to continue to improve your product or service.

8. It’s ok to rest even if you are not where you want to be

When begin your startup journey you will want to spend all your time working on it! It’s like when you have your first child, you want to give them all your attention because you are afraid that if don’t something might happen. However, if you don’t rest, you will burn out and it will be more difficult for you to focus on your business. Set aside some time to do things that make you happy. In the end, you have to enjoy the process and learn when to take breaks.

9. Take the risk

Ultimately the most important thing is taking the risk. You can spend countless hours researching, improving your skills, and overthinking, but if you don’t take action it will just be a dream.


Article written by Paula Carlos and edited by Janet Escobar.

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