Have you ever wondered how the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Mullenweg, and other student entrepreneurs had the time to birth such successful business brainchildren between all the heavy demands of college work, beer pong, and keg stands? It is a marvel indeed, at least at first glance. Ever since the explosion of the internet and its plethora of resources, more students than ever are considering starting their own businesses, and for good reason too. Starting a business—online especially—has become a much more accessible enterprise.
Sadly, it can be extremely difficult to know where to start, especially when you’re maintaining high standards in your college work. That being said, if you arm yourself with the correct set of procedures, you’ll find that the R&D of your idea becomes a much simpler and less frustrating affair. Below are 6 easy-to-follow steps you need in order to begin on your road to entrepreneurship. Quickly summarised, these include:
- Knowing your strengths and interests.
- Having a unique idea.
- Knowing thy enemy (competition).
- Being a man/woman with a plan.
- Surrounding yourself with the successful in your industry.
- Knowing your paperwork.
If you can nail the points above, you’ll find yourself in Forbes magazine before you can say tax reform. Let’s take a close look.
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