Most people dream of becoming a big and successful businessman. However, only a small number of people actually live the dream.
The reason is simple, starting and managing your own business is not as easy as imagined. In addition to having a mental strong as steel, there are other important things that must be carefully prepared.
1. Convince yourself
Start to be more determined before making your choice. If you are still half-hearted when you start building a business, you will be more easily dropped by circumstances. Instead of being successful, the business that you build actually stops in the middle of the road.
2. Prepare the business model that will be run
If your heart is steady, try to start thinking about what business model you will run later. You can start looking for information on business trends that are developing.
3. Think “Out of the Box”
No successful businessman without creative thinking. For example, in the online transportation business, he sees an opportunity for how this business will become a solution for urban communities. So, make it a habit to hone your thinking skills to be more creative.
4. Prepare a clear “Vision and Mission”
The most important thing when starting a business is to make a business plan that has business flexibility and innovation in it, don’t forget to include a clear “Vision and Mission” of the business you are starting.
5. Organize yourself
Start by getting used to being more organized. This is very important as self-capital in managing your business. Simply put, if you can’t organize yourself, how are you going to organize all the elements of your business?
6. Diligently take notes
Write down all the important things you can. Starting from the advice of others, to the challenges you face while managing your business. Hopefully, when the time comes, you will not only bequeath a company but also your experience.
7. Focus on one business first
Do not rush to double profits by starting a second business. Make sure the business that you are currently managing is completely stable, both in terms of capital, human resources, and other needs.
8. Be prepared for the worst possible
Guts are indeed needed to truly become a businessman. However, that’s not enough, analyze and prepare yourself for the worst that could happen.
9. Open to any evaluation
One of the secrets of success is the “learning process”. Be a person who is always open to criticism and advice from others. Try to evaluate your own shortcomings when doing business.
10. Keep learning and don’t get complacent
Every business trip has its ups and downs. When the business you manage is having the upper hand, don’t be complacent. Use this momentum to further accelerate your business. Likewise when your business is sluggish, do not necessarily despair. Open your heart and don’t be shy to ask senior entrepreneurs.
11. Run a business you love
Doing something according to your passion will make you more relaxed, even when you are in a difficult situation. This also applies in the business world. That way, you are guaranteed to have no difficulty in maintaining commitments.
12. Run a business that you are good at
Talking about business, of course, talk about profits. There are times when the things you like are less profitable, you should put aside the things you like and focus on what you are good at. Understand your potential, then apply it to the focus of your business.
13. Prepare business capital
Now we discuss external factors in starting a business. First of all about capital. Make sure whether the capital in your business comes from personal funds or from joint ventures. If it’s a joint venture, make sure everything is clearly arranged, black on white. So that later no one feels disadvantaged when sharing the results.
14. See business opportunities
A little leak, since the last few years, the Government of Indonesia is paying great attention to the digital trade sector. Well this is an example of a business opportunity that you can take advantage of. You can start trading online, or even start a digital-based startup company.
15. Determine the target market
A successful entrepreneur candidate must be good at analyzing the target market. Even though he has the best quality products, however, if he doesn’t have the right market, then the sales of his products will be difficult.