Have you ever thought of running your own business but you’re not sure if you have what it takes? Running a business is tough work, which is why many are afraid of venturing into the industry. But, if you feel that entrepreneurship truly is for you, below are some signs to help you better decide if you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur.
5 signs entrepreneurship might be for you
5. You like to take on challenges
In the world of business, there are many challenges: from deciding a business model, setting up the business, to finally managing and sustaining it. Every step in building and managing a business is a challenge. If you’re planning to set up a business, you need to be willing to accept and overcome the different endeavors you’ll encounter along the way as you build your brand.
4. You value time
Every heard the saying “time is money”? This saying holds true in the business world: every minute is an opportunity to generate income. At work, you’re paid for every hour you spend working; if you don’t work, you don’t get paid. The same concept applies in running a business: every minute you spend engaging in your business (rather than simply slacking around,) you increase your chances of earning a profit and growing your market presence. So, if you naturally value your time, then you might be cut out for a entrepreneurial career.
3. You can manage people and resources
Manpower and resources are two of the most essential elements of a business. Without these two, your business won’t last long. Other than having these two, properly managing them is as equally important; mismanaged resources can lead to wasteful production and unnecessary operational expenses, while mismanaging your personnel can lead to lost of client trust in your brand and less competitive edge in the market. Because these elements are so important, a good businessman should have the right set of skills and discipline to manage them.
2. You’re creative
Because of technological advances and rapid economic growth, business competition is tight. All kinds of brands and products compete for attention in the market. If you want people to notice your brand and product, you’ll need to be creative. Today’s business (both big and small) make use of technology to reach wider audiences and strengthen their brand. Others provide extra services to attract potential costumes, while some hold events and seminars to let people know more about what their products offer. The more creative you are, the bigger the chance people will know and trust your brand.
1. You have the willingness to help people
Running a business is not all about money; in fact, it shouldn’t be. A good business should be focused on giving people value to their hard-earned money through your product or service, the profit-taking comes second. In Robert Kiyosaki’s (the author of the best-selling book rich dad poor dad) talks on business success, he emphasizes about a company’s mission and how it’s such an integral part of building a strong business that can withstand financial pressures. According to him, “mission, team, and leadership” are important structures in building a big and successful enterprise. If your the kind of person that wants to help others more than just earn money, you should give entrepreneurship a try.
There you go! If you have most of these qualities, chances are you’ll make a splendid businessman. But don’t take my word for it, the only way to know is to do it yourself!
Do you have some or all these qualities? We’d love to hear from you, so leave a comment below!