How to Kick-Start Your Leadership Career

By | October 13, 2019

[October 13, 2019]  An entrepreneurial career is exhilarating; you are your own boss, you get to call the shots and you can physically see the results of your hard work. However, it is not an easy sail. Entrepreneurship involves risks, uncertainties, and management of multiple aspects of running a business.

This blog lists the benefits of an entrepreneurial career, steps to get your business going, and tips to establish a successful career.

What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship refers to the process of starting any new business. Most entrepreneurs identify a need or a problem that hasn’t been identified properly. They build their business around the fulfillment of this need.

Benefits of being an entrepreneur

  • You are your own boss: In your business, you get to call the shots and make the important decisions. You are also responsible for setting your own goals.
  • You develop managerial skills: Running a business requires looking after multiple facets of the enterprise. Juggling different responsibilities simultaneously will improve your managerial skills.
  • You enhance the lives of your customers: With the goods or services produced by your company, you can make a difference in the lives of your customers.
  • You get a sense of job satisfaction
  • You have an exciting life

How to start your business

Starting your own business can seem intimidation. However, with the following steps, the process is easier than you think.

  • Determine the general and legal structure of your business: Any business plan needs a proper general and legal structure before it can be implemented. Have a brainstorming session to pen down finer details of your business idea, your target audience, legal details, future plan of action and a chronological list of jobs that need to be completed to get the business started.
  • Pen down your marketing plans: A solid marketing plan can attract customers and bring in revenue. To develop a good plan, research on your buyer personas and incorporate the insights for designing a creative advertising strategy.
  • Register the name of your business: Make sure you select an appropriate name and get it registered.
  • Secure the necessary licenses and permits: Obtaining all the necessary licenses and permits for your company can ensure a smooth functioning in the future.

Tips to become a successful entrepreneur

Here are some general tips to establish a successful entrepreneurial career.

  • Focus on the right reasons: Fame and success should not be your only motives for starting a business. Find out what drives you and try to incorporate those reasons in your business.
  • Pursue a degree in the subject: Pursuing a business degree will give you an overview of the business world and its highlights and challenges. You can study MBA to enhance your skills in the business domain
  • Learn from your failures: As a saying goes, ‘failures are the stepping stones to success.’ Evaluate the impact of wrong decisions and ensure that the mistake is not repeated a second time.
  • Embrace risks and uncertainties: Risk is an integral element of being an entrepreneur. You must become capable of taking calculated risks and embracing uncertainties.

Building a career in entrepreneurship requires a lot of time and patience. You might have to face frustrations, failures and disappointments, but it is important to continue. Your hard work, perseverance and ambition will pay off in the long run.

Author: KV Simon

I am KV Simon - A Dreamer and nature lover. I believe in “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it”. I love writing on various topics –research, education, leadership, business management, online learning and marketing to help online readers.

11 thoughts on “How to Kick-Start Your Leadership Career

  1. Scotty Bush

    You gotta’ have the MOTIVATION. Thanks Simon for another wonderful blog entry for this website.

    1. Jerome Smith

      Yep! I too agree and Simon has given us another article worthy of reading. I like it whenever there are guests who provide us with articles. They are a little different and it breaks up the normal daily routine.

  2. Dennis Mathes

    Basic but factual and to the point; well written. Thanks Simon. I read your previous article too. Do you have a website or links to other articles you’ve published? I would like to read some of them.

    1. Simon

      Thanks for your interest, Dennis! I do not have a website.

  3. Otto Z. Zuckermann

    I agree with you that success often comes from learning by your failures. Also, we can learn from the failures of others and, in fact, I think this is more important. The problem is, however, that people won’t take the time and energy to learn about what others are doing and thus are apt to repeat their mistakes.

    1. Bill Sanders, Jr.

      Good point, Otto. I agree with both you and Simon on this. I would like to propose that the average person is often too intellectually lazy to really do that good of a job without someone overseeing their efforts. It could be a friend, coworker, spouse, boss, or whatever but many people need that external motivation to push them to success.

  4. Eric Coda

    Hi Simon. Good to see you back on Gen. Satterfield’s leadership blog. Anytime we can get tips on how to succeed is a good day. Thanks.

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