In 2011 I set up my first business with aspirations of world domination. This remains a fairly unprecedented task when you consider the social and monetary factors required to achieve this feat, nonetheless the ambition shown from day one regardless of its viability is still shown today by all members of staff and is still key to the continued growth and success of another business venture. The early motivation to build a brand contributed to our recent progression as we recently picked up a business award in the Vale as we prepare to launch our second franchise in Leicestershire in February 2015.
I take pleasure in speaking with entrepreneurs who not too dissimilar to I, are taking their early steps in their career because of the niche skill that they hold. Those who are able to spot market opportunity, work all hours whilst maintaining a focus on an attainable goal are worth their weight in gold to any employer. These are the people who should be guided sensibly to both maximise their development potential.
Entrepreneurs are often not given the credit that they deserve, the sacrifices that they make on a financial, social and personal level are not to be underestimated. Entrepreneurship and selling is everything in todays market, those who have either skill mostly always have the upper hand because when decisions are made they are absent of fear, which when you consider what most of us are truly capable of fear is often the biggest barrier that deters personal success.
With any start up business each member of the team significantly affects the company’s survivability and long-term viability. For this reason recruiting the right personnel is key – Entrepreneurs in particular are adaptable to unforeseen circumstances, typically with a great deal of autonomy and discretion. Often the entrepreneur is not the cleverest business development guy or most educationally gifted business professional, but a team-member with an entrepreneurial spirit who demonstrates remarkably good judgment. Sure, they should be capable of performing essential job functions, but without good judgment and the ability to spot market opportunity their involvement can have a deleterious effect on a rapidly changing company.
If you tick the box of the entrepreneur with fresh ideas, often joining an evolving start up company where your presence affects the direction from day one is a move that would maximise ones skill set. Efforts to do so from within the walls of more established entities can often fall on deaf ears.
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