Discussion in 'General Business and Entrepreneurship' started by Macferguson, Jan 9, 2016.
Can i ask you what's your idea about??
Entrepreneurship is the process of designing a new business, i.e. a startup company offering a product, process or service.
The entrepreneur perceives a new business opportunity and often exhibits biases in their perception and subsequent decision to exploit the opportunity.
The exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities may include design actions such as to develop a business plan, acquire the human, financial and other required resources, and to be responsible for its success or failure.
As you can see, the first step of a true entrepreneur is to design something new and follow the process through to it's inevitable success or failure. An important point here is that one never gives up!
Ambition is not a skill. You cannot sell ambition. Every successful entrepreneur has ambition, but it is an internal trait that is unique to the individual and is most often an ancillary trait as a result of specific knowledge. For example, I am ambitious when it comes to some areas of business and have no ambitions with other areas, or types, of business.
You need to make to columns on a sheet of paper. On one side write down all of your current skills. On the other side, write down all of your current passions and interests.
This is an exercise that will give you insights as to what you can use for a basis to explore opportunities.
The first thing I would recommend is get an internship in a field that interests you so that you can get some first hand experience with what business people contend with on a daily basis. Keep sharp, ask loads of questions and take notes! Businesses are run by a collaborative control designed by the business owner(s). This is the experience you lack and you must gain this experience in order to properly pursue a life as an entrepreneur.
This is a quality, not a measurable asset that one can apply as a beginning to anything.
What field of work have you experience? Maybe raise some money to get yourself incorporated. Get an internship, a part time job. Get some experience!
As for funds, well, no one gives people money for an idea. You need to develop an idea into a project, that project into a business, or prototype, or service. Once you have accomplished this, then you can claim to have something in which people can invest.
As for a Mentor, well, mentors seek out individuals with proven skills sets, knowledge, and experience in a given field. One does not just decide "I am going to get a mentor" and then they magically go get one. Education, accomplishments with a developed skill set, and a specific knowledge in a well defined field attract mentors.
You need to develop your skills, education, and experiences a bit before you can rely on being scoped by a mentor.
Okay, you need to go to where these people can be found. Business clubs, forums like EntrepreneurFix, Universities & Colleges, mixers, gyms, golf courses, sporting events, etc. Get to know them socially and you will have the opportunity to speak more candidly with these people. You have to go where people are and develop relationships. The rest of your life is reliant on networking and social engagement.
The most important thing for you right now is t get out into the world and find every means to meet new people and develop relationships, get an internship and get some first hand business experience, get more intimate with your interests and get them well defined.
Never show your desperations, NEVER! This is a sign of weakness to the sharks out there in the world.
Listen, we all appreciate a anyone that wants the future you seek. There are some experiences you must seek out and embrace with your "ambition"! At present, you have no direction. You have to get intimate with your interests in life and begin to prioritize them. Find what is really most important to you. With this you have the beginnings of direction and with direction you can select from millions of paths to develop your skills and knowledge.
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