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4 Ways to Master Your Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneur

Brendan Cox, Author of "Strictly Business: How to Crush it as a Young Entrepreneur"

Although you are never too young to become an entrepreneur, starting a business at a young age can be intimidating. The number of teenage entrepreneurs is increasing day by day especially in this digital age that we live in. If you are wondering how you can start your first business, here are starting steps to do that.

1. Find Your Interest.

As an entrepreneur, it’s important to build a business around something you are passionate about. Find what you like to do and analyze how it can be helpful in your business. Think about your strengths and skills and use those as your weapons. Creating something you are passionate is way more effective than just building a company to earn a quick buck.

2. Make A Plan

Although I don’t recommend spending months and months on preparation, take some time to prepare a business plan for your entrepreneurial venture. Cover each and every aspect of business in the plan. Analyze your product/services, target market, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats), analysis, and marketing strategy along with operational systems for your business. Business plans act as the foundation of business and the future of your business relies on your plan.

3. Get Funding

Although you can start a business with $0, you should work on getting some start-up capital if you can. Funds often play a key role in scaling businesses. Present your plan to potential investors without sugar-coating it. There are many funding programs, specially designed for teenagers and young aspirants. You just need to reach the right people at the right time to get funds to jump-start your business.

4. Teach Yourself To Learn All The Time

Evolution is part of the business. You need to keep learning and be aware of changing market dynamics to capitalize on them for your benefit.  Whether it’s through watching YouTube videos, reading e-books or simply surfing the web, there is so many ways to learn new things on the internet. Teach yourself to learn from your mistakes and improve your business through slip-ups.

5. Jump In

Don’t spend years planning or fine-tuning the business plan and jump right in (of course after completing step 2). Never waste time on trivial issues. Once you execute your business, any minor lacking, and issues will take care of themselves within days, and you will be thankful for the fact that you didn’t wait long to start a business.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Check out my new book: Strictly Business: How to Crush it as a Young Entrepreneur.

Brendan Cox is an American entrepreneur specializing in social media and branding. Along with being an entrepreneur, he also is an author and journalist often recognized for his entrepreneurial based literature. He is a co-founder of Business Blurb amongst numerous other endeavors.

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