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6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship
2012-12-19

start ups, entrepreneurs, business plan, market research, pitches, presentations, sales, marketing, SEO, blogging, networking, business shows

 

Once you have created your business plan, conducted your market research and perhaps produced a prototype the only thing left is to start your business. However this can often be the most daunting part of any start-up business; it takes a lot to take that leap of faith. Adam Toren from Entrepreneur puts forward six ways to ease yourself into starting your business;

 

 

Practice
Prepare yourself to make pitches to clients, it is not an easy thing and does take practice to perfect.

 

Start small
Start by pitching to smaller clients and work your way up to those big deals; not only will it increase your likelihood of obtaining the big clients in the future but it will also give you some time to get used to what you are doing and iron out any problems that occur.

 

Keep calling
Cold calls are hard at the best of times, but sales calls are a different thing all together. You will be rejected but it can pay off.

 

Blog
Blogging will increase your research and knowledge into your current market as well as reveal useful tips and advice to help you and your readers with starting a business. Further to this, by increasing your content you can increase your SEO.

 

Network
It is important to get to know people within your industry and your potential clients. Even if you may not be able to work with them now, by networking with them you will increase the likelihood of them selecting you for partnerships or deals in the future.

 

Exhibit
There are always places to exhibit your business and it is wise to take advantage of these opportunities. It can get your name around to clients and potential partners without much marketing. Further to this, it gives you the opportunity to add a personal touch to your business, and clients get to know the person behind the company.

 

 

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