Being an entrepreneur sounds very desirable and even fashionable lately. There is a certain trend which is encouraging more and more people to try themselves in this risky area. But have you ever wondered what does it really mean? What are the sacrifices and loses that you have to be ready to accept until you reach that golden point when you actually start making money? And even more, when you could say that you are affording yourself a good life from a business that you’ve started and developed? All by your own. By your ideas, inspiration and above everything, by your hard work.
Do not get me wrong. I’m not trying to discourage anyone from believing in themselves or giving a try to some brilliant idea they have always been thinking of. I just think that very important part of entrepreneurship is preparation and clear understanding of all aspects. This is a little guide which came from my experience and the path which I had to walk through on this exciting journey of entrepreneurship.
1. Not only believing in yourself but also backing it up with an adequate education
I know that everyone says that the first rule is to believe in yourself but I allowed myself to extend it a bit. Everyone can believe in him/herself, but if you do not educate yourself in the field that you want to step in, you are on the right way to lose that faith. Research, research, research! Take your time to deep-dive into the relevant subject, meet demand and think of the best options how to meet it.