4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion | Location-Based Market Making | Scoop.it

Remember waking up before dawn to jump into the lake at summer camp? The hardest part was the moment right before you jumped, when you knew the water would be freezing cold but didn't yet trust that you'd acclimate.

For would-be entrepreneurs who want to follow their passion but haven't made the leap, the fears about starting a new business can feel just like staring at that frigid, early morning water.



1. Decide if you're truly passionate. "(Entrepreneurship) is not for everyone,"


2. Get to know your market. Before launching a new venture, scope out your competitors, get to know your customers, and meet entrepreneurs that you might emulate.


3. Create a safety net. If you're serious about starting your own business, save up the resources you'll need in order to succeed.


4. Turn to family and friends for support. The people closest to you can be a vital resource as you prepare to start a new venture. "Encouragement from trusted family members and friends will help build entrepreneurial self-efficacy,"


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Via Ivo Nový