Earlier this week I was featured in the CSU daily newsletter, Today @ Colorado State University! One of the writers for this newsletter contacted me because of the article in the Coloradoan.
Within this article I gave three golden nuggets of advice for young entrepreneurs.
Golden Nugget #1: Get an education.
Dropping out of school to start a business is quickly becoming an idiotic maneuver. The business world is becoming increasingly competitive and having a solid education to back your business is a necessity.
Not only that, while in college is the best time to start a business. You’re surrounded by some of the smartest people in the country and your resources are endless. Plus, everyone loves to help a student.
Golden Nugget #2: Sell your passion.
If you want to be successful, you have to have passion for your business. Starting a business often involves weeks, months, years of hard work and fruitless labor before you’ll start seeing any sort of return. If you don’t enjoy that work, if you don’t passionately love that work, then you’re not going to finish it. Additionally, how is someone else supposed to be interested in your product or service if you aren’t passionate about it yourself?
Golden Nugget #3: Surround yourself with people you aspire to be.
I didn’t really know what this meant until I tried it. You are what you eat and your personality is developed by the people around you and outside influences of your life. If you want to be successful, find successful people and become friends with them then learn from them.
The Newsletter Article
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