Starting a business can be a bit intimidating. Check out these helpful blog posts that every entrepreneur should take the time to read!

5 Blog Posts Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

DJSF Coaching Entrepreneurship 0 Comments

Making the decision to leave your day job to follow a life of entrepreneurship can be a bit daunting. After all, taking that initial leap into entrepreneurship means you’ll be trading in the security and comforts of a 9-5 job for the excitement and uncertainty of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is certainly one thing that requires a lot of work and dedication, …

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Before you take the leap into entrepreneurship, read our list of 11 things every entrepreneur should know. 1. Don’t get ahead of yourself If business is going great, it may be tempting to want to reward yourself with a new car or a nice vacation. Don’t do it. If your business is your only source of income, you want to make sure you have a pretty good chunk of money saved up before you start spending it on “fun” things. 2. Monetize your free time When you start a business while you are working full-time, it can feel like you have no “free time” left. If you feel this way, take what you love to do and turn it into your business! This way you won’t feel like you are giving up your free time anymore, and instead you’ll be expanding it. 3. Surround yourself with other entrepreneurs. Find other entrepreneurs who have been in your same shoes before. These connections are perfect resources for you to learn from, and they can help you stay motivated! 4. Quit your day job as soon as possible is reasonable. It can be so tempting to jump in head first, quit your day job and hit the ground running with that new business idea of yours. This is a bad idea. It takes weeks, months, and even years to build up a business. If you have no income to rely on besides what you are making from your start-up, you will be in a bad spot. Stick around at your day job until you are making enough income to cover both business expenses and personal expenses. 5. Execute your ideas better Imagine this. You have an incredible, new idea for a product. You go to Google and find out dozens of other people already have this same idea. Don’t let this hold you back! When it comes to business ideas, the only thing that matters is how they are executed. Evaluate your competition and identify your competitive advantage. You don’t have to come up with a brand-new idea, you just have to find where you can do things better and more efficiently than others. 6. Don’t be afraid to stand out! When it comes to entrepreneurship, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for business success. The most successful entrepreneurs in the world have one thing in common: nothing. And this is why they are so successful! Be yourself, and don’t worry about fitting a mold. Being different is good. It is what will make you stand out from everyone else. 7. Find your brand and own it Differentiating your business purely by adjusting price or quality is going to make it impossible for your business to dominate in an already saturated market. Instead, focus on developing a great, genuine brand. A brand that your customers will trust and love. Have the kind of brand that will encourage people to keep coming back to you, instead of your competitors. 8. Get ready to work hard If you go into entrepreneurship expecting to work less than your day job, you’re going to be very disappointed. Sure, entrepreneurship may allow you a more flexible schedule, but that doesn’t mean you’ll work less. It means you’ll work more! Remember that entrepreneurship is hard work, and you need to be willing to accept that if you want to succeed. 9. If it feels like work, you’re doing it wrong You’ve probably heard the quote from Confucius, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. As an entrepreneur, this couldn’t be truer. When you start a business, make sure you determine what you are passionate about and center your business around that. While it is still work, it shouldn’t “feel” like work or else you are doing something wrong. 10. Stop talking about it and just do it You can talk about your business ideas forever, but you will never accomplish anything or get anywhere with them unless you stop talking about it and just do it! 11. If you’re not scared, you’re doing it wrong Entrepreneurship is scary. It just is. Perhaps it’s a fear of the unknown or the fear that people won’t like your product or service. Whatever it is, it’s okay to be scared. Actually, you’re probably doing something wrong if you aren’t scared. The best way to be successful as an entrepreneur is to get out of your comfort zone and do something that terrifies you. We could talk all day about things you should know as an entrepreneur. This list just covers the bare essentials. If you want to learn even more, we recommend that you register for one of our events!

11 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

DJSF Coaching Entrepreneurship 0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Before you take the leap into entrepreneurship, read our list of 11 things every entrepreneur should know. 1. Don’t get ahead of yourself If business is going great, it may be tempting to want to reward yourself with a new car or a nice vacation. Don’t do it. If your business …

Every entrepreneur should make travel a priority, as traveling can provide many benefits and can teach skills that are crucial for success.

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Make Travel a Priority

DJSF Coaching Success 0 Comments

Many people tend to think of travel as an unnecessary activity. One that just uses up valuable time and money, and is better suited for retirees and fresh college grads. But, the fact of the matter is, travel plays an important role in becoming a more successful entrepreneur. Travel teaches valuable lessons and strengthens life skills that can directly impact …

Adopting the powerful habit of smiling is one of the easiest ways to be successful in life. You'll feel more attractive and confident when you smile.

6 Reasons Why Smiling Will Make You More Successful

DJSF Coaching Success 0 Comments

We all seem to know that one person who is happy all of the time, no matter what life has thrown at them. So, how do they do it? Chances are, they’ve probably adopted one powerful habit: smiling. Did you know that smiling uses only 17 facial muscles, whereas frowning takes 43. Shouldn’t we all be smiling more? Smiling tends …

We've gathered 6 blog posts that will help you to achieve success. Even though success doesn't happen overnight, with hard work you can accomplish anything!

6 Blog Posts to Help You Achieve Success

DJSF Coaching Success 0 Comments

Everyone wants to be successful in life, which is why we’ve gathered some of our favorite posts to help you achieve that success you’ve always dreamed of! Whether you are just starting out as a new business owner or you’ve been around the block already, success is something anyone can obtain. Success may not happen overnight, but with a bit …

Starting a business is a lot of work, but knowing these 5 things before you will begin will help put your mind at ease and make you more confident!

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Joe Appleton Entrepreneurship 0 Comments

The thought of being your own boss and taking control of your future is perhaps one of the most enticing reasons people decide to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. After all, over 27 million Americans have decided to follow their dreams and start their own business. But, while entrepreneurship may sound exciting and appealing, it can also be a …

Owning a small business can be overwhelming, but luckily using these free tools will help you and your business to succeed!

30 Free Tools That Will Actually Help Your Business Succeed

Joe Appleton Business Tips and Tricks 0 Comments

Life as a small business owner and entrepreneur can be quite overwhelming. It’s easy to feel alone and unsure of things, especially when you are just starting out. Luckily, there are tons of tools and resources at your fingertips that are here to help you succeed. And since nothing is better than free when you are a small business owner, …

How You Can Take Control of Your Mornings

Joe Appleton Success 0 Comments

You may have heard the quote from Benjamin Franklin, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. It’s probably no surprise to hear that people who wake up earlier are healthier and more successful. There’s a reason why so many entrepreneurs take advantage of the early morning hours. Don’t worry if you’re one who is …