Bisola Akinyemi has developed a curiosity for entrepreneurship, something that happened when he decided his dream was to start his own Human Resources firm. He has learned since the fruition of this dream that it takes more than desire to grow a business. He has also learned that just because you understand the field of a business that you are starting, does not mean you can successfully run a business. With a bit of hard work and research however, Akinyemi has learned a few strategies that help to make a successful entrepreneur.
- One important part of being an entrepreneur is not being afraid to take risks. Not only is it exciting to see a plan in execution, risk is often necessary in business to grow.
- Another good practice is to maintain an idea journal. You should carry this journal with you at all times so that you can write down any good ideas that may occur to you.
- Network. This is one of the most important skills an entrepreneur can have. Building a big and versatile network is valuable for building a business and expanding brand influence.
- Be open to advice. One of the worst things that a business owner can do is not listen to the advice or critiques of others. Don’t assume that you know everything about your business.
Bisola Akinyemi has accumulated the experience and done the research to help him understand what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. While he still has much to learn, adhering to the basic rules above will help him to succeed.