Many people wish they could become an entrepreneur. Instead of wishing or waiting for the right opportunity to be delivered to your front door, the best way to become an entrepreneur is to learn from a system that has already taken the bold step. In a franchise system the bold start up period has already been built. The founders have already dealt with many of the struggles that exist when starting a business from zero. Founders have mastered how to recruit employees and manage staff. Working with a proven business system gives you a variety of information and training, it is like earning a college degree in entrepreneurship.
The best method to find a good system is to research the system by speaking with the founders, talking to others that have already invested and taken the leap to become an entrepreneur. Learning about a system could be as simple as speaking with a franchise consultant that works with many franchise systems, attending events that sponsor business opportunities, or simply doing online research.
Researching the founders, a person can learn how they received funding, the best methods used to build a network of customers, and the background experience the founders had before they began their business. Working with the founders can help build your confidence as you learn from others who have gone before you.
As you learn from the founders, you can learn about things you do not currently know. You can ask a lot of simple questions, even if you think you know the answers. Ask about how decisions are made, what input they receive before making decisions, and what roles an entrepreneur must play to become successful. Observe how the leaders communicate, how they treat everyone, what they do daily, how they deal with both good and unwelcome news. Even if the founders’ decisions are not perfect, you will learn what to do and what not to do in your future business.
One of the most important lessons to learn is how will you lead people. Leading people is one of the more difficult tasks for new entrepreneurs to learn. Review how you have been managed in previous employment. What did your former employer do well? If you have ever worked in a small business or start up, then you know things can go wrong. It is just part of the learning process. Talented people make mistakes, but they never repeat the same mistake twice, due to their experience.
Joining an experienced company like Executive Image that has years of management experience in commercial cleaning can be a good method to become and entrepreneur and live your dreams.
By Ray Jackson