Success in entrepreneurship requires hard work, patience, persistence, intuition and innovation; and as you don’t get to take orders from a boss, you have to think for yourself and find your way.

 Though there are no hard and fast rules to getting to the zenith of your career as an entrepreneur, we have found common attributes and habits that the successes keep and these will surely help you on your way to success in your business.

The following elements will prove a smart strategy for any upcoming enterprise:


Find Opportunities That Others Miss

As a good businessman, you must keep your eyes and mind open. Train them not to miss anything. Entrepreneurs find opportunities in problems and loopholes. Once you can identify a problem and find a way to solve it, you’re well on the way to the top of the ladder in the business world.


Learn How to Raise Capital

Capital is one of the fundamental pillars of business and as an entrepreneur, you must be dogged about keeping this pillar up. Work on raising capital by any legal means possible. This isn’t restricted to money, of course. Assets can also be put to use.


Know Your Costumer

Without a costumer, you don’t have a business. It will do you a world of good to have a relationship with your costumers, directly or not. Know what they want, go lengths to give it to them. Happy costumers make a happy entrepreneur, and of course, famous and eventually rich ones.



Be a risk taker. But don’t throw yourself at every risk that presents itself. Weigh your options, recognize the risks worth taking and give them a try. There has to be higher chance of success before you venture into any enterprise.



It is not egotistical to speak about your enterprise. Let people know. Create good impressions with people you meet, show confidence and assurance when you speak to them. It subconsciously builds their trust in your business. You never know who could be a potential big time buyer.

Be a People Person

Dear entrepreneur, you CANNOT work alone. You need people every time. One of the core characters of a successful entrepreneur is being able to charm people. Get them to like you, believe in you and work for you. Delegate duties, Invest in people who work for and with you. Identify talent and innovation, commend and if possible give a bonus. This will increase input and labor and yield better results for your enterprise.





Busy Athletes and House Cleaning



One of the problems of being an athlete with a home gym is that your home can sometimes smell a little…athletic. The odour is less than pleasant. The scent isn’t very inviting.


In simple terms, your house can often stink of sweat.


Busy athletes can often find that their gym bags are the polar opposite of air fresheners. If they work out in the home and don’t keep their windows open, the smell of sweat can linger. Some people don’t mind, but most folks do. It’s also pretty bad if you’re expecting company.


The problem is that if you’re busy, that by definition means you don’t have a lot of time. You might not openings in your training schedule to sit back and do some cleaning. Heck, even if you do, you could be too tired even to contemplate the idea.


Now, thankfully, there are a few ways to cut down on the problems and clean your house at the same time.


There’s the tried and true method of hiring a professional.


You might get a housekeeper, someone who’ll come in once a week to clean everything. You might also consider calling and booking services like on a regular basis, to take on tasks most housekeepers can’t.


This means you can relax, but scheduling issues might be…well, an issue. Their availability might conflict with yours, which means you’re either adjusting or putting off the cleaning. You’ll also want to hire cleaners you can trust.


Another thing you can do is to set aside time in the week to clean.


Most of the time, weekends can be cleared to a limited extent. Sunday is probably a good day. Sure, you want to spend a little time to rest, but doing a general cleaning once a week can help keep the smell from lingering.


Baking soda is an excellent stop-gap measure, too. You’ve probably heard about its miraculous cleaning properties. Well, it’s all that and more. It’s able to absorb most odours, which means that the smell of sweat and athletic exertion won’t be as big of an issue.


You should probably learn to clean as you go.


A lot of people make the crucial error of not cleaning up after themselves as they go about their day. This lets rubbish and dirt pile up over the course of the day until it becomes a mess you don’t have the will to clean up right now.


Forget that. Take a few seconds out of your routine to clean up as you go along, to tidy things before you go. You’d be amazed at how much cleaner this makes things.