Want to start your own business as soon as you finish your education? Then remember these lessons, which aren’t learned at school, but are very much-needed to start a business:
1. Your life as a student will completely change
Now that you left school, you need to find your own apartment and buy a car. But let’s really think about whether that is possible?
When you strive for something for which you do not have finances for, you can easily fall into depression.
In fact, if you want to start a business, you will not be able to bear all costs at once, personal overestimation can kill your business.
The more money you spend on you, the less money you will have to invest in your business.
2. There are no correct answers
The problems you face at school are made that way as to have accurate and wrong answers.
When starting a business, you can get good advice from an expert, but every business is different, so you can not know if that answer is right for your business.
You yourself have to find the right path for your business.
3. Learning just to pass an exam will not help you succeed
Skills such as memorizing information and following the directions of the professor will not help you in business.
It’s time to get rid of the role of a good student and to take the risk. Stop satisfying expectations, but overcome them.
4. Average is not good enough
You may have passed an exam with a lower grade, but only the highest marks are allowed in business, because competition will destroy you.
Many of the best and brightest students are deciding to start their own business and you will constantly face them for sponsorship, attention or as consumers.
5. A constant period of tests
You must plan that you must work very hard and give up a lot of things. In the business world there is no test session, but there are tests every single day.
Starting a business can mean that sleeping will have advantage over partying. For entrepreneurs, the day never has enough hours.
6. Your diploma does not mean anything
It is true that in some schools, more attention is devoted to the preparation of young people for the world of entrepreneurs, and the contacts that you get will help you get started.
But, to be honest, your graduation will not mean much to other entrepreneurs. Having a single idea and the ability to turn that idea into reality is what is really appreciated.
7. You are left to yourself
As you study, you have the advantage of learning from professors who have additional information that will help you understand something more.
In your own business, it is really important to find mentors that will help you overcome obstacles. For mentors, you can take your former professors or groups of already completed students to help you develop.
8. Say goodbye to old friends
You may have chosen your friends according to similar interests such as loving the same movies, the shared school bench, etc.
You will still want to maintain contacts, but your criteria will change.
Old friends who start to work for a salary will not be able to understand the challenges that you face as an entrepreneur.
Your social life as an entrepreneur should include people who would be potential candidates and suppliers.
9. You can not miss an appearance at work
To be an entrepreneur, you must be present. You must be there, be committed and work hard every day. The time has passed where you could sleep longer and not appear at the hour.
10. Failure is fine
One failure will not ruin your career at a university, and one failure or more does not mean that your next idea will fail.
Work hard and modify your business or start a new one, and then you may graduate from the really difficult school of business, setting up a company that you will be proud of.