How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur




The brain is very small part of the body, but very important in and outside the body. The brain of numerous individuals is responsible for the great ideas, products and services we enjoy today. Always remember that nothing makes you become somebody, except you discover who you are, and building that person you want to become will certainly make you sit among those who matter in your society and the world at large. We all have what it takes to become an entrepreneur, but a major setback is being able to become successful as well as utilizing your business brain.

However, as part of the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship week, we would like to present you with effective techniques on how to become a successful entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur involves consciously applying your informal skills in a formal environment, which is when you relate with different kinds of people, customs, tribes and personalities on business grounds. It’s more than just figures and ideas, it’s requires certain exceptional skills, competencies, strategies, persistency and determination. When it comes to entrepreneurship, the quality of the effort you put in determines the quality of the outcome hence, input equals output.

Now the big question, how can you become a successful entrepreneur? The first thing you need to do here is to have an undying Determination. Keep the flames of your business passion burning, don’t look back because it’s a distraction, just keep moving forward and keep your eyes on the goal. The determination to succeed is the greatest tool in becoming a successful entrepreneur. Though bad times in business are inevitable, overcome and avoid them from occurring again. It is possible to accumulate profits throughout your business year, focus on profitable steps to take in your business, and learn how to identify, evaluate and avoid unnecessary business risks. You have to be a determined individual, if you really want to become your own boss and succeed in no time.


Develop a unique skill, people are attracted to things they are not used to, so be different. Try to create new ideas and bring up creative innovations in your line of business, you aren’t the only one who wants to become self employed. In order to be successful, you need to design that thing that will make you outstanding and different from the rest (your competitors). For the target market to choose your service or product, there should be a peculiar attraction to it over others in the market. Try and be the best not better, because the rest are better and that’s why they are your competitors in the first place. If you want to be successful, then you’ve got to be unique.


Having a moral attitude is crucial if you want to become a successful entrepreneur. You must know how to relate with people and be morally good. Do not flair up or get mad at an employee for making an unconscious mistake or scream at a regular customer because he or she keeps asking the same questions, they’re the reason you are still in business so be as calm as possible. A good manner is always a plus, you have to be self disciplined, be able to control your temper and always wear a smile no matter what. First impression goes a long way in anything you do in life, if you want to stay in business and become a successful entrepreneur. You have to understand that people are different, accept that fact and handle situations the best way you can.

Involve trustworthy hands, two heads are certainly better than one, but first you have to be patient and careful, before involving other partners or workers. Involve like minds and those who understand your goals or purpose. Carry out some tests on their attitude, passion and commitment before bringing them into your business world. People are generally quite unpredictable, hence be careful and employ the right hands.

Use your time well, good usage of time fosters good business, time management and a successful business complement each other. As an entrepreneur you have to use your time effectively, know the timing of the “who, what, where and how” of your business world. Learn to make hay while the sun shines.

Keep proper records, monitor your business transactions, Know basic accounting rules, concepts and laws. Know your debit, credit, income, expenditure and other basic knowledge. Don’t just ignore the knowledge because someone is doing it for you, remember knowledge is power and no one loves your business more than you do. Always have enough knowledge when it comes to your line of business. Do a follow up on every transaction and keep proper records, in terms of your capital and profit. Lack of knowledge, improper book keeping is detrimental to any business.

Enhance your skills and competence daily; focus on brainstorming new business ideas, perseverance, resilience, confidence and a host of other competencies. We all have these God-given talents and skills in us, which are our strengths. The more we use them, the better we triumph in our journey in life. Seize any opportunity to become the best at your chosen field; this can take your business to the next level that is the success level. Do a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities and threats) analysis and know how to use it to your own advantage. Your strengths and business opportunities should subdue your weaknesses and threats.

Success is what every entrepreneur aims at, and achieving it is the pride of any business entity because it guarantees the smooth and elevated entry into the business world (locally and internationally). Success effortlessly launches an entrepreneur into the business world, and it’s the reward for proper planning and adhering to the prerequisites of success, which we’ve tried to explain above. Never forget “success is the best revenge in the business war”.






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