Starting a business in the Philippines, or anywhere for that matter, is not a walk in the park. It’s not something that you start just because you have the money, or you have the skills and talent. Starting a business entails so much more than that.
Persistence and determination are important factors in having a successful entrepreneurial journey, but is it enough? Here are 5 more tips to succeed as a Filipino Entrepreneur:
Start in the beginning.
Start your journey by having a clear goal of what you want to achieve eventually. Starting with your end goal is usually a good driving factor for you to be more motivated to strive and succeed.
Of course, you have to be smart in every decision you make. But more than that, you have to supplement all your dreams with SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals. These goals will keep you on track and driven to succeed.
Take the first step.
Most people fail to start because they get stuck in the planning stage. You don’t have to wait for the perfect moment – there is no perfect moment. You just have to start with whatever you have and grow from there.
Don’t be a superhero.
This is another mistake that most people make, they tend to think they can do everything on their own; resulting to utter failure. Learn to trust people, delegate the tasks that you can and build your team. Let go of perfectionism and wanting to do everything on your own. Nobody ever succeeded without needing any help from anyone.
Don’t make excuses.
Excuses are for the weak. If you are serious in reaching your dreams, don’t make excuses. During the days that you are tempted to make excuses and procrastinate, go back to step one and remember your goal. Remember why you ever started your business in the first place. That should be enough to keep you going.