So you quit your job, you're working on your startup and your old co-workers basically see you as unemployed. Not a startup founder. Investors aren't taking you seriously because they're asking why you think you are the right founder to take your idea to market. Aren't others more qualified? You know where I'm going with this, right?
Writing and publishing a book related to your niche will elevate you to level of credibility that will ease the stress and hurdles of your newly launched entrepreneurial journey.
Searching out entrepreneur tips is like doing a search for any generic term--you're going to get a ton of results. The problem is that how do you know which are really going to apply and make a difference for you? Some of these depend on external factors and others might seem vague in regard to your particular business type. Most imporantly, they should be ACTIONABLE tasks.
So you have a great idea for a start-up business and some cash (hopefully some time, too) to put into it. Those are essential first steps for any entrepreneur, but they are far from the only things you need to be successful. Here are quick entrepreneur tips that are especially geared towards first-time, young entrepreneurs who are just getting their feet wet in the world of start-up businesses:
For those of you don't know, JP DeJoria is the founder of Paul Mitchell and also Patron Tequila. He was also the first billionaire to join the Handshakin Video Series. I've shot about 45 interviews and there's been some common conclusions from interviewing today's most successful entrepreneurs here at the Handshakin Video Series.
Today, I want to share with you everything we've learned thus far. JP realllllly nailed some key takeaways for aspiring entrepreneurs...
For those of you who know me, you know Brad is one of my favorite past Handshakin Guests on my video series. But, not everyday do you get to hear Brad's story as the CEO of Colorado Technology Association asked about it (he's smarter than me and should have his own video series, too). Here's some fun facts and takeaways I've summed up for you :)
Brad Feld Fun Facts: -His first successful company was actually his fourth company.