6 things you must not do for a successful startup business

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A business startup is one of the challenging things one can thing of. When starting a business you get overwhelmed by all sorts of feelings, and most commonly fear and doubt.They challenge you throughout your journey. It’s terrifying to take the risk of offering your skills to the world, wondering if they’ll be valued. But you still have to do it. Why? Because you are passionate about it.

It is so difficult to start a business, but for it to be a success, you have to keep on breaking the boundaries. Work hard, as cliche as it sounds, you have to keep on working hard. Of all the people who have made it in business, none of them will ever tell you that there were days where did not have to work. Remember that success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it.

So, as you walk towards your success, here are a few things that you must not do when you are still stating a business:

1. Do not forget that it is normal to be fearful.
As somebody once put it, If your dream does not scare you, it is not big enough. Fear is a normal feeling, and it would be more worrying if you didn’t experience it.

2. Do not wait for manna to fall from heaven.
Do something for yourself.Do not just idle. Great and successful people do not sleep, they wake up early. They are known to be early risers. “Manna will definitely fall from above, but it’s gonna fall for those who cultivated “manner farms” on the cloud.”

3. Do not play the blame game.
The journey of entrepreneurship is full of difficult situations that are beyond our control. Many times we are faced with things we cannot fix, and at those times we often look for excuses, for reasons why, for someone other than ourselves to point a finger toward. Don’t! People who do not take responsibility hardly succeed in life.

4. Don’t wait for help to knock on your door.
Go out there and look for opportunities to grow your business. You cannot expect someone to come and ask if they can invest in your business. You have to go out and look for investors.

5. Do not seek comfort.
Stay out of your comfort zone. Successful people are always seeking to do what is most uncomfortable. That is how they make it in business.

6. Do not spend your money without planning.
Do not spend money on the things that are not important. It is no secret that many startups fall into this trap.
TIP: Never spend money on production before you know that you have customers ready to buy.

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
Jack Canfield

Remember, a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

By |2016-11-01T10:20:12+02:00January 21st, 2016|Start up school|0 Comments

Mark Cuban’s 12 Rules For Start-ups.

Mark Cuban1. Do not start a company, unless it’s an obsession and something you love.

2. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.

3. Hire people who you think will enjoy working there.

4. Sales cure all. Know how your company will make money and how you will actually make sales.

5. Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them.

6. Lunch is a chance to get out of the office and talk.

7. No offices. There is nothing private in a start-up

8. As far as technology, go with what you know.

9. Keep the organization flat.

10.  Never buy swag.

11. Never hire a PR company.

12. Make the job fun for employees.

By |2016-11-01T10:20:15+02:00December 14th, 2015|Start up school|0 Comments

Start Up School Launches in Cape Town

Start-up schoolEach day we get to meet different people with brilliant ideas and concepts that could one day become huge businesses. Unfortunately a lot of these just stay as ideas and eventually fad away never to be realised. We have heard the cry of the people and understand the need and so Start Up School has been created.

Start Up School launches in September this year.  The programme consists of 10 modules that we will run weekly on Tuesday evenings from 16:00 – 19:30, at our Woodstock training centre. Each comprehensive module builds on the previous, giving each participant a comprehensive manual for their business future.

We have a limited amount of space on this first programme and registration is now open at a reduced price. Each participant will recieve a business folder, notes, worksheets and a value add bundle at the end of the programme with access to many more specialised services to add value to both self and  business.

If you, or anyone you know would like to take advantage of this offer, then please let us know by way of email to admin@ei.co.za and we will begin the registration process.

By |2016-11-01T10:20:22+02:00August 20th, 2015|Entrepreneurship, Start up school|0 Comments