Those of you who know us well will know we have a passion for helping creative entrepreneurs. The big questions are…Are you really an entrepreneur? What are the credentials required to be entrepreneurial? Are you prepared for the challenge?
The first essential is a passion for a business idea. Without passion it is unlikely that you will succeed because launching a business is tough. It will a involve taking a risk and it will almost certainly necessitate working 60 or 70 hours a week.
Next you will need to check your business idea out. Will you find clients? How much will they pay? What’s the competition? How easy is it to copy your idea? Why are you the right person to execute it? These are all obvious questions but it is surprising that many aspiring entrepreneurs lack rigour when evaluating their own proposition. Be prepared to be challenged by anyone who is willing to invest their time in offering constructive criticism. If you are defensive, you probably won’t make a good entrepreneur. You need to listen and learn.
Next you need to ensure you have the right mix of skills to execute your idea. If you don’t have all the necessary skills you will need to build a team. The quality of the team is the most important success factor in any start-up. A strong team can make a moderate business idea a success. A poor team with a great business idea will always fail.
Be proactive. Get out there and network. Meet collaborators. Line up potential investors, get buy-in for your ideas. We believe that you can launch many creative digital businesses at very low cost. However, this involves getting buy-in for your vision. If other people believe in what you are doing it probably means you are on the right track. If you are on the right track life will become easier. You will find co-partners who will invest their time on the strength of your vision.
This is what DreamStake is all about. We are looking for members who are serious about becoming entrepreneurs. We want to hear from you if you are determined to launch or grow a business within the next 6 months. If you have already made your mind up to become an entrepreneur we will devote our time and resources to help you increase your chance of success and accelerate your time to revenues. We are not driven by a need to make an investment return. If you don’t need investment we will tell you and advise you on the best way to bootstrap.
We give a lot away free. Our events are designed to encourage collaboration. We want you to find business partners and support each other. In addition we offer free mentoring and low cost services.
Our eco-system will only work for you if you engage. Invite your entrepreneurial friends to DreamStake, come to our events, share your business ideas and tell us what you need from us. We want to see some great businesses come out of our Land and Expand business acceleration programme.
Please participate on www.dreamstake.net. We will help you fulfill your business dream.