Are You an Upcoming or Aspiring Entrepreneur? Here Are 10 Tips to Help You Succeed

Are You an Upcoming or Aspiring Entrepreneur? Here Are 10 Tips to Help You Succeed

Success in business as in any other field is no accident or a matter of luck. It is a product of using time-tested keys to unlock the potential of your enterprise.

Here are a few of them to help you in the journey of discovery and success in business:

Have a vision

Vision is the ultimate goal you want to achieve. How do you see your business in 5, 8, 10 years to come? Vision helps you to stay focussed, always keep improving and not settle for average results

Do what you love

Establishing a successful business is no mean feat. It requires time, resources and sometimes long hours of work. To be truly successful in it, you should do what you find joy and satisfaction in. This will keep you motivated all the time especially when the going gets tough. As Steve Jobs rightly pointed out, the only way to be satisfied in your life is to do work that you truly believe in.


The late Myles Munroe said the graveyard is the richest place on earth and I agree. This is because it is full of books that were never written, songs that were never recorded and great business ideas that were never implemented. Their originators simply died with them. To succeed, move your business from just on paper to the streets; from an idea to establishing an actual store.

Take the risk

You’ll never know how it would have turned out unless you try it. Take a calculated risk and you’ll be forever grateful you did. Those who fear meeting a lion in the streets never get out of the house and they die of hunger in bed.

Believe you can

The Bible says ‘as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.’ What you believe about yourself or your business will eventually turn out true. Always think success and things will begin to align themselves to meet you at the top.

Think Bigger

Strive to be the best you that you can ever be. Never stop improving and take every day to be an opportunity to set a new high for yourself. Keep learning new ideas that will help your business become even better

Go all the way

Be passionate about what you do. There are times when things will not be looking up but you have to keep at it until it succeeds. You have to tell yourself that you’ll succeed no matter what or how long it takes. As they say, ‘even Rome was not built in a day.’

Go for character

As you build the team that will help you run your business and fulfil your vision, always consider character before competence. It is easier to train a person you can trust than have skills that drive away your customers.

Understand your clients

In any business, the customer is king! A business is actually an endeavour to solve people’s needs and problems. The better you know what your customers need, the better you are able to serve them. Always seek to know what they need and this will translate into the growth of your business.

Learn from mistakes

Be humble enough to accept mistakes and correct them to make your enterprise better. The biggest mistake is not to make one but to fall and remain fallen. Like Thomas Edison said, a failure is one more lesson how it does not work.

Therefore, to succeed in business will require careful planning, hard work and endurance to make it. I hope the tips I’ve shared with you will make you a better entrepreneur.


This article created by Amos Muturi and published on helps aspiring entrepreneurs on their path to success. Please visit my website at the above link and enjoy more resources on business, career growth and entrepreneurship.

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