Hi. Id like to be an enterpreneur. I was thinking about courses I could take that would help me build the skills for this.: )
Thank you so much for your answer!
I will be checking the websites tomorrow. what about magazines on that subject? do you know any particular ones you would recommend? or foruns/ blogs/ websites with the new trends, infos?
Hi Alex welcome to your first enterpreuneurial "bite". Don't forget to leave a rating when you are finished, as this is required for credit on my end. First book you need to read is called the E-Myth revisited - you can find this on amazon as well as PDF and audio book. The author last name isXXXXX is an AMAZING book, helped me to transform my business. This book will change your life as a small business owner and enterpreuneur. The audio book is great for the car. My daily trade is in a niche automotive market, my formal education in public health and human physiology, strength and conditioning. I took what was a well loved hobby into my main source of income by first reading the market and realizing the need for it. I weighed out my options of time, energy and effort, I wrote up a business plan and eventually GRADUALLY worked my way into making this my full time job. I have learned and become well versed in my own marketing, my skill trade improvement, even my website SEO simply from being patient(key here) and taking the time to learn and really assimilate what was needed. I also spent a lot of time working on my approach with customers along with my marketing(both direct and passive) to them and any potential customers. I have a tremendous appreciation for them and they know this. This is why I am successful. First thing is you are going to have to have a reasonable sense for business. Now with this it can be developed over time, as it sometimes is a learned quality. Some are born with it, others have to hone it. It is very important to realize that having a large, blooming entrepreneurial spirit does not always equate to success. That comes from have a good managerial side, the appropriate marketing tools and combining them all equally while knowing enough about your business venture to actually know when to play certain cards. If you considering working in given field, you need to research that field. If it is in sales of a given item or idea, pricing research is in order. You have do your own research or get in touch with someone who knows your specific market A majority of forums are market specific in regard to business. For example, real estate, t shirt printing etc.. That said here is the mother of all the forums on the internet - it tells you traffic, subject and a million other stats http://www.big-boards.com/ - the best internet marketing forum though is the warrior forum. I would say start brain storming immediately and carry a notepad with you. When you think of an idea or name or ANYTHING - write it down. You can cross it off later or go back to it but once you forget it you may not remember it again. Starting writing down all your ideas if nothing else once you are an established enterpreuneur the book can be a memoir, however if you are thinking of new idea, a bunch will already be there. I have done this for years, and it benefits me every single day. Even in smaller projects outside of my main work, and formal training.