For some people dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur might consist of the often glamourised digital nomad lifestyle, with the freedom to do what they want- when they want. The reality can often be a lot different, juggling various roles, managing your time and monthly financial uncertainty.
All that doom and gloom aside, there are lots of positive ways that you can grow as an entrepreneur and ultimately as a person as you develop your business. Helping your business grow isn’t just a matter of pushing it forward, you have to push yourself forward as well. Here are 5 tips to grow as an Entrepreneur…
Female Entrepreneur Association
Join with like-minded people experiencing similar business issues. There are lots of empowered female business owners out there that can be a great sounding board for whatever you’re facing. You might also find a mentor to help you grow as an entrepreneur, somebody with more experience who has ultimately faced the same situation that you are in right now. The Female Entrepreneur Association is a great place to start.
Bringing in new people
One of the greatest things you can do as your business grows is to find talented individuals to help you grow. When you first started your business it may have just been you and a desk. However, as a business grows you’re always going to need more hands on deck. Seeking out guidance as to how to manage other people is a great way to build confidence.
Invest in the right kit
As your business grows and you’ve got a bit of cash stored up, it’s good to invest int he right kit. The quality of your equipment will reflect in the quality of your output. For one thing, you need the right equipment to keep things running, from small things like black malleable threaded fittings to more significant things like vehicles, lighting or tech stuff. Investing in the right kit will help you in your everyday and make life easier!
Your own skills and knowledge
Learning new skills and challenging yourself is one of the most fun things about being an entrepreneur. Pushing yourself all of the time to find new ways to improve your business can be exciting and scary all at the same time. Whether you’re keeping up with the latest business blogs or taking courses online to help fill in gaps in your skills, there is always something exciting to learn. I guess the point is, if you want your business to grow, you have to be willing to grow alongside it.
Keeping on top of the finances
Money is always going to be an issue for any business but it can become even more significant as your business grows. When you first set it up, you may well have been in a position where you were able to fund it yourself. As your start up business grows securing investment may become a priority. Keeping on top of the finances is paramount along your journey as an entrepreneur. There are some fabulous resources online and individuals that offer free advice, tap into those resources and learn as much as possible!
‘To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart’ – Thomas J. Watson