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5 Tips For Success From a Young Entrepreneur

Here are a few pointers that young and aspiring entrepreneurs should take into account.

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

Love the idea of becoming your own boss but don’t know where to start? Although there are a million different tips I’d love to share with you, here are a few that I think are crucial to comprehend before starting your first business.

Action Over Words

There is a common saying that reads “Actions Speak Louder Than Words.” You can never get anything done by just speaking. Instead of saying things you’ll probably end up not doing, get up and get it done.

Connections are Key

You can never be too connected in the business world. Learn not to burn bridges along the way and instead slowly grow a powerful network that you can lean on for different things. As you meet people, try to create long-lasting relationships.

Social Media is Everything

This is a no-brainer. If your business isn’t leveraging social media, then you’re missing out on tons of free traffic, leads and so much more. Learn to convert that Instagram and Tik Tok traffic on your account into cash flow. 

You Don’t Know It All

Avoid becoming the “Jack of All Trades”. Find what you are good at and stick to it. When you get lost? Don’t hesitate to ask for help. Remember, no one knows it all.

Don’t Be Afraid to Re-Invest

Your first business didn’t work out? Don’t be afraid to invest in yourself and your ideas. As long as you learn from your failures and re-apply that knowledge to future businesses, you’ll be way ahead of the curve.

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Check out my new book: Strictly Business: How to Crush it as a Young Entrepreneur.

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Written by Brendan Cox

Brendan Cox is a contributor at Influencive covering venture capital, entrepreneurs and startups out of New York. Connect with Brendan on Twitter at @iambrendancox