The making of a Successful Entrepreneur – Part 7

Be Wise It is very easy to say, "Be wise." You probably might have heard that a couple of times, and maybe recently. The truth is, you need to be wise to be a successful entrepreneur. The Bible says, "Wisdom is the principal thing; in all your getting, get understanding." I will talk about wisdom … Continue reading The making of a Successful Entrepreneur – Part 7

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THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 6

Patience - More than A Virtue For a successful entrepreneur, patience is not just a virtue; it is a lifeblood. You are going to need a whole lot of it. When I was an undergrad, my lecturer would tell us in class: "As a food scientist and technologist, you don't need to look for a … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 6

THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 5

You need to be "CRAZY" Yes, I mean CRAZY. You need to be "crazy" to be a successful entrepreneur, because you have to think and act outside the box sometimes. Come to think of it, if it's going to be so simple to solve, why would anyone pay you to solve it for them, when … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 5

THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 4

Read the previous part here HOW TO BE SENSITIVE There are several ways to open your eyes to business opportunities around you. I will just mention two: First, listen to people's complaints. This is the best way to know what bothers people in society. Fortunately, we live in a country where people spend too much … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 4

What Makes a Success Entrepreneur? – Part 3

Several things make you a successful entrepreneur. If you do a Google search on this, you will find thousands of blogs, articles and recommendations from different entrepreneurs across the globe. However, from our working definition of an entrepreneur in the last episode, I would love us to deduce four things an entrepreneur needs to become … Continue reading What Makes a Success Entrepreneur? – Part 3

THE MAKING OF AN ENTREPRENEUR – PART 2

Who Is An Entrepreneur? It's a good thing to start with a clarification of who an entrepreneur really is. The words entrepreneur and entrepreneurship are buzzwords currently. There are several definitions by different people. My goal in this series is not to bore you with some academic jargons, but to simply show you what I … Continue reading THE MAKING OF AN ENTREPRENEUR – PART 2

THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1

Made, Not Born Entrepreneurs are born, but successful ones are made. What do I mean? Every one born of a woman is a potential entrepreneur, but not everyone becomes a successful entrepreneur. Let me put it in another way: there isn't a thing as entrepreneurship gene. Even if there is at all, if anyone has … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1

WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 3

So far, we have seen that being broke and not wanting to work for somebody are really not great reasons to start a business. Let me introduce you to the third wrong reason. WRONG REASON 3: BECAUSE I HAVE AN IDEA. Yes, I mean it. Having an idea is not enough reason to start a … Continue reading WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 3

WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 2

I started this series with the first wrong reason , which is "Because I'm broke". You may want to look for it. Permit me to bring to you the second wrong reason to start a business WRONG REASON 2: BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO WORK FOR ANYBODY

WRONG REASONS FOR STARTING A BUSINESS

One of the major reasons many startups fail can be traced back to why they started the business in the first place. When your intention is wrong, your actions cannot be correct. I will be sharing with you some common wrong reasons to start a business WRONG REASON 1: BECAUSE I'M BROKE Everyone needs money. … Continue reading WRONG REASONS FOR STARTING A BUSINESS