Careers Advice

Lessons of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can teach you many things, and our experts have come together to provide some of the top tips in order to be a successful entrepreneur.

Whichever adventure you’re willing to embark on, make sure it’s something your heart is truly invested in.

Every successful entrepreneur has had a fair share of setbacks throughout their career. Below are just a few golden nuggets of information to help you on your way.

Be ready to take risks. As an entrepreneur, you must be aware that some degree of risk accompanies every endeavour. It’s helpful to be prepared and have an emergency plan in place, and forecast what could possibly go wrong.

Grab as many opportunities as you can. Whether it’s a networking opportunity or a financial one, you should grab every opportunity coming your way, as it could do wonders for your career and business. On the other hand, it is also good to create opportunities for yourself by reaching out into your network.

Listen to your customers. Rather than assuming you understand your clients’ needs, ask them. You may think an idea is great, but they may disagree. Clients are where your profit is coming from, so listen wisely. It’s a bad idea to lose customers simply because you ignored their requests.

Surround yourself with go-getters who want to excel and want to see you and your business succeed. Work alongside forward-thinking people, who aren’t afraid to take risks and are hungry for success, as well as positive; a positive mental attitude is contagious.

Love what you do and do what you love. A wise man once said if you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Whichever adventure you’re willing to embark on, make sure it’s something your heart is truly invested in. This is the only way to truly be passionate about your own brand.

If you would like to take your entrepreneurship to the next level, courses like the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from GISMA Business School provide a great platform to expand your international network and learn the skills needed to succeed in business. You can find out more about the business courses on offer here.

15 April, 2019