Actions for Business Success

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If you have a dream to start a business, you might be wondering how you can make it a reality. You’ve read your fair share of self-help articles in this regard, but you are still uncertain as to what to do and how you can best realize your dreams.

Starting a business is an active process, so it’s vital that you take certain actions, mental and otherwise, to give yourself the best chance of succeeding in your new venture.

Cultivate a Clear Vision

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for would-be entrepreneurs is taking those stray thoughts and musings about what they’d like to do and shaping them into a comprehensive company outline and business strategy. A clear vision is an absolute requirement for any semblance of business success. In the same way that a writer needs to take their ideas, put them down on paper, and then set about drafting and redrafting them like mad, so too do you need to proceed from vagaries to a vision by drafting your plan.

Commit to Your Passion

One of the most important things to consider when starting any new venture is whether you have the passion to pull you through – because you’ll need it. Starting a new business means putting in the equivalent of a full-time job’s worth of hours or more, week after week. It means carrying the weight, taking the blame, and being in on every decision. It means doing everything to reach your goal, so you need to make sure it’s a goal you are passionate about obtaining.

Short-Term vs. Long-Term Gratification

We all like to take breaks and enjoy the fruits of our labor. That’s fine, and even healthy. What’s considerably more problematic is when that comes at the expense of long-term goals.

Balancing short-term and long-term gratification is one of the hardest parts of starting a new business. Sacrifices in short-term enjoyment sometimes need to be made. Again, however, if you are doing it in service of a greater goal about which you are truly passionate, it will be a sacrifice worth making.

With these actions and considerations in mind, you’ll have a better idea as to how to conceive of and pursue business success.

from Dan Idhenga | Business & Entrepreneurship

Published by Dan Idhenga

Based in New York, Dan Idhenga is intrigued by the realms of business, entrepreneurship, and finance. Currently, he is studying to receive his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York, from which he expects to graduate in June of 2020. With a concentration in finance, a minor in political science, and sweeping interests in global affairs and macroeconomics, Dan is looking forward to diving head-first into the workforce upon receiving his degree. Throughout his academic career, Dan Idhenga has been presented with incredible opportunities to undergo personal and professional growth, both through internships and other leadership activities made available to him through Baruch College. He has actively participated in the school’s chapter of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), 50Five Capital/Baruch Fund, and Delta Sigma Pi, the Professional Business Fraternity.

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