Secret of Successful Entrepreneurs: 5 Things They Do Differently

Ideaslane Africa 2017.jpgEach entrepreneur’s journey and story is different and unique but each one begins with having a dream and putting in all efforts into making it come true. While each entrepreneurial success story is different, certain qualities separate great business ideas from the millions that try and fail. Here are 6 examples of what successful entrepreneurs do differently.
Love what they do
Passion and inspiration, two powerful ingredients entrepreneurs need to take their businesses to their desired promised land go hand in hand. Successful entrepreneurs are passionate about what they do. Their burning passion for their job keeps them highly motivated even when they are distracted as they will always stay on their job. As a student entrepreneur who is newly starting out in the entrepreneurial scene, make sure to find your passion and stick to what you do.
They see solutions in problems
The difference between successful entrepreneurs and others who fall off along the line is that they see opportunities where others see difficulties or problems only. Consider Seth Berkowitz who started the Insomnia Cookies brand in college where he turned his hunger for late night reading snack into a business that has become not only profitable but very successful in the USA. Look for ways of solving people’s problems by creating simple solutions for it.

Related: 8 Reasons You Should Start A Small Business In School – And Now!

They invest in their skills
Successful entrepreneurs are hungry for knowledge, skill, education, information and whatever self-development that makes them become better. Investing in personal and business development is non-negotiable for all successful entrepreneurs. Make it your goal to become a better you. As a student entrepreneur, it is easier for you to read as many good books as possible and find mentors in people who have successfully grown their businesses.

Related: 10 Profitable Side Hustle Businesses For Full-Time Students

They pursue niche markets
Niche business is the best business. Successful entrepreneurs realise this fact early in their career, find a suitable demography or people with specific unmet needs and create a clearly defined niche market therein instead of playing in an overly competitive and less profitable market. As a student entrepreneur who may not have enough budget to compete in such large markets, find a niche and create value for your customers who will have less alternatives for your products or services.

Related: Top 10 Low-Cost Business Ideas For African Student Entrepreneurs

Effective time management
The one big difference between successful entrepreneurs and those whose businesses do not survive is in most cases, time management. Highly successful entrepreneurs know how to leverage their time, and make the most of it. They do this by utilizing technology, delegating effectively, plugging in proven systems and leveraging teams and connections, and guess what, they still have a handful of free time! As a student entrepreneur who has academics to attend to, it is vital that you learn effective time management.

You may also want to read: 5 Ways To Combine School And Startup Successfully

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