For first-time entrepreneurs, the startup world can seem tough to break into. But small business experts at Forbes.com remind entrepreneurs considering business formation that starting a company doesn’t have to be hard.To start, they suggest that entrepreneurs remember to jump on a business opportunity when it comes rather than waiting for the perfect idea. The “special sauce” of a successful entrepreneur is less common in innovators and more common in “exquisitely sensitive opportunists.”
One way they advise potential startup business men and women to find opportunities is to act as relentless vigilantes for change. By looking for changes in a market, entrepreneurs can capitalize on shifts and new trends. Also, by reading the daily business reports aspiring business owners can train themselves to look for strategic economic moves.
Another thing that makes the incorporation process easier is entering the business world prepared to fail. If entrepreneurs cling to the idea that their first business plan will be a success or hold fast to the notion that their intelligence means automatic victory, they could be gravely disappointed. By being open to failure, an entrepreneur will be more likely to take risks.
According to a study from the Kauffman Foundation, fear of taking risks is one of the greatest barriers to success for startup business owners.