We’re proud to work with hundreds of driven and talented entrepreneurs at BVM. Our Publishers are the lifeblood of our business, and we wouldn’t be here today without their amazing work. We understand that the beginning of the journey can be challenging for our people, and any entrepreneur for that matter. Whether you’re still thinking about working independently or you just need some inspiring reminders, here are some quick tips to help you become the entrepreneur you’ve always dreamed of becoming.
Have a vision and believe in yourself.
When entering an entrepreneurial lifestyle, it’s so important to have the mindset of a champion. Without question, you’ll need to face many challenges in the road ahead. The very first step is believing in yourself and finding out where you want your career to go. Equip yourself with a strong mentality, and there won’t be a single bump in the road that can stop you.
Look fear in the eye.
You’ll have fears to face when becoming an entrepreneur. For you, it could be cold-calling clients, face-to-face sales appointments or you might just generally fear the unknown of what lies ahead. No matter what your biggest fears are, there’s no turning away from them if you wish to find success.
Plan every single day and be organized.
It’s much easier to get things done when you start each day with a clear list of action items. Write down a daily agenda and track your progress as the day goes by. Keep your workspace clean and organized so you never lose any important documents or reminders. Maintain an updated work schedule on your phone using a digital calendar like Google or Microsoft Outlook. Whatever you need to do to stay on top of your busy schedule is crucial to becoming the best version of yourself as an entrepreneur.
Understand your industry.
In order to find success with BVM, our people first need to have a good understanding of our branding strategies, and why our strategies help small businesses grow. Regardless of which industry you operate in, having a strong base of knowledge is an excellent starting point. Do some research on your own and use it to get your business off to a blazing fast start.
Build a smart team.
You might be starting your journey as an entrepreneur without anyone by your side, so there’s no need to worry about this one quite yet. As your business grows and your workload becomes more demanding, you’ll need to start building a solid team. This isn’t a “one size- its all” approach since everyone prefers working with different types of people. When building your team, be sure to look for compatibility and a skill set that will help your business grow.
Ask for feedback and learn from it.
Client feedback is the most essential source of learning for any new entrepreneur. Ask your clients to provide their honest opinions so you can continue improving the way you work. Managing criticism with grace shows your clients that you want what’s best for them and that you’re willing to work for their support. Do everything in your power to process negative feedback and turn it into positive results and new opportunities.
Battle through the ups and downs with these tips in mind. Nothing can stop the success that’s waiting for you if you put this guidance into action. It all starts with believing in yourself first, then doing everything it takes to grow your business in the right direction.
Are you interested in becoming a BVM Publisher? Visit our Apply page to learn how you can start your entrepreneurial journey with one of the fastest-growing companies in print media.