Helpful Tips for Young Entrepreneurs of 2015

How far would you go to achieve the success you are aiming for this year? Sometimes, you need to remember all the time that being successful often means you need to learn also form those who have already achieved their own goals in life like the Bill Gates of Microsoft and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. They have committed their selves in order for them to achieve what they really want in their life.

And, aside from making them your motivation factors, there are times that having a mentor are an amazing blessing particularly for a young entrepreneur but the bad news is, not everyone can find one in person to help them realize their dreams. I, myself, spend most of my time looking for a mentor to help me start what I need to do but failed to find one so I focus on learning on my own and finally, it really pays off the effort.

If you don’t have a mentor yet to guide you with your startup plans, here are some useful tips that you can consider helping you be inspired and get started this year:

1. Keep on challenging yourself.

It is really the biggest motivation for yourself which is to keep on challenging and realizing what you can do outside your comfort zone. Treat yourself like you are in a life-long university education wherein you can learn more every day. You can do it!

2. Do what you really care about.

Running a business or even starting one can really take a lot of you time so that’s why you need to only focus on things that you truly believe in for you be satisfied in your life.

3. Take and do the risk.

We never know the outcome of our efforts unless we actually do it. That’s what I always tell myself the moment I step out the door of my house. It’s better to regret failure rather than regretting things you have not tried.

4. Always believe in yourself.

Believe that you can succeed, and you’ll find ways through different obstacles. If you don’t, you’ll just find excuses. Remember that!

5. As an entrepreneur, you need to have a vision.

This is really important for all young and aspiring entrepreneurs of this generation. Have a vision for something and a desire to create it. Afterwards, keep your vision clear at all times.

6. Hang out with good people.

Now this is really personal to me. I tend to always hang out with people who are already the way I wanted to be in the future because I do believe that who you’re with is who you become. It’s really a big deal especially as a business person.

7. Overcome fears.

It is not easy but it must be done. We should exercise it daily to become stronger, as a person and as an individual.

8. Quit talking and start doing.

The world is full of great ideas, but success only comes through action. Always take action and make it a habit. That’s true for your success as well.

9. Do not be afraid to invest time in your business.

No one succeeds immediately, and everyone was once a beginner. It’s all about how you can handle your time, effort and everything in your business. There is no easy work but only overnight successes.
10. It’s all about the energy.

You can do nothing if you are low of energy. Your energy limits what you can do with your time so you better manage it wisely before it is too late. Go out, have a simple physical and mind exercise, meet with your family and friends, and then you are good to go.

To become a successful entrepreneur, it takes a lot of work and a lot of perseverance but in the end, it is all worth it. I hope these tips will enlighten your mind folks. Tell us which one is your favorite and share it with us today!

Business Advice – Timing and Success

Do you believe in the saying everything should be in timing? Most of my friends and the people I’ve encountered before and even today said the same thing to me. They also emphasizes that timing is relevant to your success.

As I have read many articles all the time, I find Bill Gross, the founder of the great Idealabs, does believe that when it comes to building a business and aiming for success, you should considered idea, team, business model, funding and timing your sources to achieve them all. As I gather deeper information, he also handled several handled startups before and from big successes to big failures, he never ceases to look for the most important startup keys to success that’s why he succeeded because he stands for his own beliefs and dignity. He always put timing in everything he decides and does.

In the business marketing, the number one thing to remember all the time is timing. Most of the decisions you made are circled in great timing and timing accounted for 42 percent of the difference between success and failure. Now came in second is team and execution. The idea, the differentiability of the idea and the uniqueness of the idea came in third only.

Take a look at all the successful businesses today. Some of those companies were famously passed on by many smart investors because they have thought that no one’s going to succeed if they only put their focus on timing. Of course, people well tend to proved that those investors are wrong. One of the reasons that some companies have succeeded in their chosen field, aside from their good business model, good idea and great execution of their marketing tactics is the timing for everything.

Timing definitely affects the success, but I think its role is overemphasized. That is with my own opinion only. People should also look at execution and timing together. They make a great team in your business success. So what I would say, in summary, is execution definitely matters a lot. The idea matters a lot but with the help of timing, it might matter even more. And the best way to really assess timing is to really look at whether consumers are really ready for what you have to offer them. Of course, for it to work, you need to be really honest like transparent to what you are offering to them and not in denial about any results that you see, because if you have something you love, you want to push it forward, but you have to be very, very honest about that factor on timing.

For others, timing seems to be random or considering too much luck on your business if you do not include enough execution to it. Of course, this turns totally and utterly everything upside down; even if you have the greatest idea, vision and determination, when you are in the wrong place and time, you will not succeed in everything you decide as of the moment.

This totally validates my experience and what I have come across in research; timing is the major factor in success. It reminds me of some work I’ve done and I’m also analysing it as of this moment. For you, do you really think the key to success is timing? Is that your analysis too? Let’s share our opinions now!

Discover the Ways on How to Nurture Your Business Through Metrics

Hello everyone, how are you all doing with your business today? Are you doing well with your lead generation efforts lately? Do you also do after prospects this time? What about your past and current customers?

These are only some of the questions that you should realize with your business particularly if you are on the verge of reaching everything that you are aiming about. There are companies that tend to forget about doing lead generation with their customers which is really important. After all, keeping customers happy is the fastest and cheapest way to grow business. That’s what the businesses are all about in the first place, right?

Some of the businesses these days neglect their clients to spend more time hunting for new customers. I am really confused on what are their reasons on overlooking the clients they already have. You may be able to harvest more business from them if you pull it properly.

Now to give you clarifications and better understanding on this issue, here are some quick and easy ways to nurture, lead your business to better scoring and learn the importance of the data analysis:

1. To have a good lead nurturing, you must first educate your customers and your prospects.

Lead nurturing engages customers and prospects through educational content such as white papers, email newsletters, webinars, and other content. That’s what I have learned during my beginning days in the business. These supply your prospects and clients with useful information to help them remember your company. When they need your product or services, they’ll think of you first because you stay in touch and share relevant information without talking about your company.

That it is why it is better to communicate properly with your customers starting right now. You can start with email newsletters which are a good example of how marketing automation comes in hand and by doing the lead scoring work for you as well. Every prospect and client gets a score based on their actions.

2. To have a good lead nurturing, you need to rank your prospects and then your customers.

These are the questions you need to remember all the time – who is your ideal buyer and what are his or her characteristics? For those of you don’t know about this, the lead scoring assigns points to prospects based on the criteria of your ideal buyer. This is where marketing automation can be a lifesaver. Using your criteria, it scores leads. It’s simple, right? All you need to do now is study how to lead scoring properly this time.

3. After lead scoring and nurturing, you should analyze customers and prospects.

This one is really tricky if you don’t know what you are doing. Analyzing customer and prospect engagement uncovers how engaged your prospects are with your company. With the help of the email newsletter reports, it can highlight the level of engagement.

Aside from email newsletters reports, webinar sign ups and white paper downloads also determine whether your campaigns are working. If one webinar is more successful than another webinar, then you know to produce more content related to the successful webinar’s topic and less on the unsuccessful one. That’s how data analysis will work out for you!

If You Want In The Business, You Have To Know How To Be Business!

When you want to enter in a business industry, of course you will face a lot of challenges in the way which is a normal way to start your introduction with the business sectors. Let me tell you this, in order for you to succeed in the business industry, you need to realize and learn that great introductions are priceless. As a matter of fact, introductions connect two people with a mutual interest who, in connection, both stand to gain tremendously in their field of interest.

Of course, if there is a good introduction then there’s a bad one too when it comes to introducing yourself. Based on my experience, it is a gigantic time waste and it usually turns into the gift that keeps on giving which is not a good one by the way.

To clear things up and to give you full understanding about my way of knowing how to introduce business to partners and beginners in this industry, here’s how you should do it:

First – Understand the interests of each person.

Getting a hang on starting your own business is like meeting someone for the first time. If you don’t know the people you are facing or meeting with, then you don’t make introductions as well. Always remember that familiarity provides better understanding of what each person can gain from a relationship like that. In case you are wondering, for out-of-the-blue introductions, they are usually signal something really odd and can quickly kill anything that makes value of you.

Second – Good introductions require a two-way street.

This is the first thing that I have never thought would be great for an introduction but it really works. This is something you should do to ensure that it is clear why both people would want the introduction in the way you are expressing it.

Third – Always ask permission.

If you can remember this all the time, you should do it. If there is a chance that the person you are talking with don’t appreciate the way you deliver your introduction, then ask permission first because I, myself, don’t want to feel ambushed right from the moment, won’t you?

Fourth – Lighten the mood.

I always think of this as my motivation when meeting new people all the time. I always make sure I am the positive one in the room to give them more good vibes the moment they talked to me. I really do believe that when you are introducing people, you should not consider yourself as business robots. Remember that people have different personalities so you should be able to include something personal in your topic next time.

Fifth – Always be specific.

This is what I have learned during my beginner days in the business industry. People always mentioned that you should be crystal clear on your introduction and why it is made. It ensures formality and easiness to express what you really want to say.

I always believe that the very key to business introduction is to know what you really are doing and understanding your surroundings’ movements. I hope to see you all soon and good luck!

Sal Vilman