Hur blir någon entreprenör?

Vad kännetecknar en entreprenör? Och finns det något du kan göra för att odla ditt eget entreprenörskap? Här listar vi några saker du bör tänka på om du vill bli en fullfjädrad entreprenör!

Titling oneself as an entrepreneur is something that has really exploded in recent years. For many, it is linked to having a large follower base in social media, appearing on Breakit or having their own podcast. But what characterizes an entrepreneur? And is there anything you can do to grow your own entrepreneurship? Here we list some things to consider if you want to become a full-fledged entrepreneur! But let’s start by clarifying the concept a little!

What exactly is an entrepreneur?

Wikipedia says that: Entrepreneur is a person who takes an  idea  for a  product  or  service , reflects on  risks  and opportunities, gathers  resources , plans and implements the idea.

In short, one can say that an entrepreneur is someone who starts and runs smaller companies, where the risks are hopefully lower than the profits. Sure it sounds funny? It is!

Imagine your big dream, what you (if all the stars are in line) would like to do for the rest of your life. All entrepreneurs start by having just such a dream or vision. The drive needed to realize the dream or vision is where the entrepreneur’s strengths really come from. In other words: The ability to turn ideas into practical and goal-oriented activities is the entrepreneur’s characteristic.

Business news daily listed at the beginning of the year what 20 business executives say are the success factors for an entrepreneur, where just having a clear goal comes back in the vast majority of opinions. Do you have the dream or vision? 

Which leads us to the big question…

What exactly is an entrepreneur?

Wikipedia says that: Entrepreneur is a person who takes an  idea  for a  product  or  service , reflects on  risks  and opportunities, gathers  resources , plans and implements the idea.

In short, one can say that an entrepreneur is someone who starts and runs smaller companies, where the risks are hopefully lower than the profits. Sure it sounds funny? It is!

Imagine your big dream, what you (if all the stars are in line) would like to do for the rest of your life. All entrepreneurs start by having just such a dream or vision. The drive needed to realize the dream or vision is where the entrepreneur’s strengths really come from. In other words: The ability to turn ideas into practical and goal-oriented activities is the entrepreneur’s characteristic.

Business news daily listed at the beginning of the year what 20 business executives say are the success factors for an entrepreneur, where just having a clear goal comes back in the vast majority of opinions. Do you have the dream or vision? 

Which leads us to the big question…

How do I become an entrepreneur?

One can hope that a single million dollar idea is enough. Should we listen to those who have really succeeded, it is rarely that simple, unfortunately.  

We can all have good ideas – the real entrepreneur has the drive and desire to see the idea realized. Whether you want to open a salon or revolutionize the music industry with streaming, you have to believe in what you do, to get others to believe in your idea, and in you. Some important points that come back about successful entrepreneurship are:

  • Burn for anything, just about anything! If you don’t believe in your idea, no one else will either.
  • Be in an environment where you can make mistakes. Very few succeeded in the first attempt.
  • Being open to new things. While you have to be prepared to run yourself, the desire and openness of new influences is extremely important. Challenge your idea all the time!
  • To be able to lift your eyes and see the whole, and at the same time have the presence of mind to develop your idea according to new circumstances.
Storslagna idéer är inget som skrämmer entreprenören. Ju galnare desto bättre!

“Good ideas we can all have – the real entrepreneur has the drive and desire to see the idea realized”

Can I do something to increase my entrepreneurship?

Oh, yeah! Most prominent entrepreneurs did not succeed overnight. Being aware of their strengths and areas of development is an important part of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

  • Think from the customer.  Who is going to buy your idea? Do you meet their needs, and is your future customer willing to pay for what you want to create? If the answer is no, you need to think about another turn.
  • Develop your own idea.  The more groundbreaking, the more likely it is that no one else thought of the idea before. Although it is tough to stand up for yourself, you have to believe in yourself and your idea before others can. Dare to listen to others, ask more questions than you ever did before, and let the idea develop over time. If you want help sharpening your business idea, we have previously written an article about this . 
  • Discipline yourself.  Just like working from home, a high focus and ability to ignore distractions is required. Visualize what you need to do, and let it follow you every step of the way.  
  • Find an environment that will make you grow.  Creativity gives birth to creativity! If you are in an environment where you do not feel comfortable, or that impedes your creative ability, you need to find another place for your ideas and dreams to grow.
  • Think about what it takes to make your idea a reality.  So you want to offer streaming music online, or start your own salon? What does it take for organization, capital and technology to succeed? Learn to see the overall picture, and look for knowledge in areas where you lack yourself.
  • Set a goal and ambition – but be prepared to go there.  You can ask almost any entrepreneur or small business owner: the road to success is paved by hard work to the occasional small reward. Be prepared to fight!

Första steget till att bli entreprenör

Ibland upplevs steget ut i det okända som ett väldigt stort sådant – du har idén och förmågan att få med andra på tåget, men att rycka upp rötterna och starta eget med allt vad det innebär kan vara läskigt.

Vi på Cool Company erbjuder dig en mellanväg – Jaga din idé utan krånglet med ett eget företag! Vi hjälper dig med allt pappersarbete som skatter och avgifter, så att du kan fokusera på din idé och dina kunder. Att fakturera utan eget företag har aldrig varit enklare!

Nyfiken? Läs mer här om hur enkelt du kan ta första steget.

Storslagna idéer är inget som skrämmer entreprenören. Ju galnare desto bättre!

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