By Armando Bartolome

Some say that building a business is only for those who have the heart of an entrepreneur. And that is probably true in a way. After all, people can’t become successful if their hearts are not 100 percent into what they’re doing.

But if we want to provide a good life for our family, we should not discount the benefits of running a business.

So how do you come up with a business that would click?

Start with an idea
We have thousands of thoughts each day. However, only a few of them are committed to memory.

Creative ideas often come to us when our minds are relaxed. The problem, however is that when we are very relaxed, we forget things.

Having a pen and paper can help when these creative ideas suddenly strike you. There are also apps for smartphones which you can use to jot down all your ideas.

Organize your Thoughts
Focus on how your brainchild can be the next big thing in the market. Identify what could make it stand out from other similar products or services and see how it can become something that people will patronize.

Discipline yourself so that your goals are kept front and center.

Learn to recognize what truly matters. Cross-out anything that may only be dragging you down.

Select a few things that you need to get done for the day. Never take on more than you can do at the same time. Take it one step at a time. Prioritize the essential.

Take on a new Hat
Being an entrepreneur is a huge responsibility. Try to see yourself as someone that can make a huge difference.

Look for people that can help you with what you want to do. Look for people who can guide you on how to start your business while avoiding the most common failures of first-time entrepreneurs.

Although you need to trust people to help you grow the business, you also need to keep an eye on each one of them. You will never know who among them truly cares about your business.

Be open to new Challenges
Challenges are part of any entrepreneur’s life. You need to be tough all the time and always be prepared. Always have the determination to get things done.

However, business challenges can also affect personal relationships. An entrepreneur should always find time to be with the family.

I will leave you with one question — will you let time pass without making a move knowing that you need to start something today?

from ABS-CBN News – edit by LuciditySBM