Sunday, May 17, 2015
Teens and Twenties are becoming Entrepreneurs - Here is some advice
By Stan Washington
Date: May 17, 2015
Move over! More and more people under 25 are solving major problems through their business! They look at what problems they can solve rather than uttering the deadly words "I'm going to start my own business." Starting the business is not their goal. They focus on the needs of others and require no begging or coercing!
Entrepreneurs solve problems not start companies. They thrive on developing new and exciting things to help society run better, but sometimes people think they are "too young." That label is used by those who are probably stagnant in their resolve. One way is no longer the only way. These bright people have found ways to develop their idea into a product and will not sit still!
Here are a few tips to the young entrepreneur:
Develop your idea into a prototype
I love to see ideas in concept. Prototypes help others see your vision. Be careful who you show this concept to. Show it to people you can trust and who can provide the right feedback you need to make adjustments.
Find your market
The quicker you can find your crowd the better you are. Don't tackle the world, just your slice of the world. Target a group that makes sense for you. Narrow your audience into something realistic.
Use but don't overuse social media
Social Media is a blessing and a curse. People find it easy to communicate, but find themselves online every waking minute of the day. Use Social media to communicate vital information about your business and measure the building of your brand.
Look for Mentors
Becoming an entrepreneur is scary and exciting at the same time. Being tech savvy is not going to be enough. There are sound business principles that mentors can give. These tips won't guarantee earned success but every bit of information helps you reach your goal.