wouldn't it be great if you could work wherever you want, choose who you want to do business with and make your own hours? You can by becoming a young entrepreneur.
In today's age, building a business has never been easier and the potential rewards are larger than ever. While most of your friends are scrapping by, you could be living the life of your dreams and profiting from your business. And thanks to the Internet, young entrepreneurs can build a global business that puts you on the same playing field as major corporations.
Before starting a business, there are several steps future young entrepreneurs can take that will facilitate your success. There are seven foundation steps that will help you to build a profitable business, fast.
Get your mind right.The first step to building a profitable business is for young entrepreneurs to develop their mental muscles and start thinking with positive end results in mind. Getting your mind right will allow you to keep focused and on course even when others try to contaminate you with negativity.
Set goals.Before starting your business, day dream about how you see this business growing and picture your day-to-day role within your company. Write your dreams down on paper. Put your dream on paper with a plan and you have created goals.
Once you have your goals written down, review them often. The more you read and believe your goals the faster you will get to where you want to go. Before going to sleep or when you wake up take a few moments to visualize yourself accomplishing your goals. It's true - what you think about you become.
Focus on the greater good.This is especially true for young entrepreneurs. By starting a business that creates a positive change in the world you will reap the rewards. When you start a business that helps people, you'll have positive forces working in your favor. So not only does doing the right thing help others, eventually it helps you, the Good Samaritan, as well.
Build your credit.Having excellent credit is a young entrepreneur's best friend. With good credit you will have access to low cost capital. When your starting out this isn't so important; however, as your business grows, you may need business loans to expand your business faster. That's when having good business credit will pay off.
Open up the Right Accounts.An important piece of a young entrepreneurs success is to have the right bank accounts set up. A checking and savings accounts should be set up as soon as possible. The sooner you establish a relationship with a bank, the more benefits you will receive in the future.
Be sure to choose a bank that has services you need now and will need in the future. Being a young entrepreneur, you want to find a bank that offers business loans, merchant services, business accounts and additional services you may need as your business starts to take off.
Build your team.With twenty to forty percent of your income going to pay taxes, the first members on your team should include a qualified tax advisor. Be sure to choose a tax advisor that has experience preparing business taxes.
Another member of your team, that you need before you invest money into a business, are mentors that have experience in the business you want to start. Today a mentor doesn't mean you have one-on-one coaching calls. In today' age, a quick search online and you can find books, videos and webinars of people that have experience in the business you're looking to start.
Start a business you like.The last and most important piece of advice for young entrepreneurs is to choose a business that you enjoy. What is it that you're into? Figure out how you want to live, how you want to spend your days and with whom you want to work with - then find a business to start that fits your lifestyle goals.
DO IT! Now that you have the foundation in place, get going on your business idea.
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