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The world has been introduced to the latest in appcessory technology: LifePrint. Uniting our love for the iPhone, taking pictures, social media and beyond, LifePrint reintroduces us to one of the most innate of all human needs: connection.
 

The brain child of Robert Macauley, a 2008 graduate of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, “The idea was born out of a study I read 3 years ago saying that the iPhone had surpassed all other digital cameras as the world’s most popular camera. In hearing this information, I looked for ways that iPhone photography was being monetized and realized that printing was not one of them. It just felt right to go after that space.”
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More than another medium to further foster social media’s on-going obsession with the ‘selfie’, LifePrint reaches out to every individual. Sweeping aside any specific demographics and crossing all age-gaps because, ultimately, be you a college student, grandparent living miles away, or spouse stationed across the Globe…the ability to touch, truly HOLD an image of the person held most dear to you, THAT is what we all cherish most in life. THAT aspect of speaking to a person’s heart and bringing the emotions of life off the screen and into the physical is the foundation of LifePrint.

 

As LifePrint officially launches its Kickstarter campaign, we took some time to speak with Robert Macauley about his revolutionary new appcessory, the road that’s gotten him to today, and his greatest advice to all entrepreneurs.
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1)   Tell us about LifePrint! What is the device and what is the mission for your business?

 

The device is a mobile printer “Appcessory” for iPhone. “Appcessory” is a term coined by Apple that describes a piece of hardware (a light bulb, a headphone, a speaker, or a photo printer in our case) and ties that piece of hardware together with an iPhone app. It’s all about enhancing the accessory through the app, thus the term “appcessory”.

 

The mission of LifePrint is to help people recapture the magic of holding photos in their hands again. Digital photographs have marginalized the importance of photos and just how powerful those memories can be. We want to give people the chance to recapture that true nostalgia that only real photographs can provide.

 

2)   Today’s world is all about sharing and being social; how does LifePrint fit into that, who do you define as your target audience, and what sets you apart from anything else currently on the market?

 

LifePrint itself is a social product. It was very intentionally designed to be more than just a photo printer that allows you to print from your iPhone. But it’s a social platform that lets people print and share physical photos in a way they’ve never been able to do before. Think of it like a physical version of Instagram.

 

Target audience is mostly High School and College students, though anyone that takes photos with their iPhone is considered a potential customer (so in this case, pretty much all iPhone owners).

 

What makes us different is our simplicity and our App. No other photo printer exists today that can easily print and share photos across smart devices.  The App allowing for photo editing and sharing across the world is truly a unique differentiator.

 

3)   Tell us a bit about yourself and the LifePrint business team. What are your different backgrounds, how did you come up with the idea, and what motivated you guys to get serious and put LifePrint into action?

 

I am a graduate of the SEA class of 2007-2008 and have been working in startups for most of my career. My background is entirely in consumer electronics and accessories in the Apple space. My main role in the past has been working for companies and finding gaps in the accessory markets for companies to exploit and grow market share. My business partner has an extremely extensive background in Sales. He was former VP of Sales for Creative Labs. We have a number of private contractors on our team who also help with design and app development, we will hire full time positions for these roles once Kickstarter is finished.

 

The idea was born out of a study I read 3 years ago saying that the iPhone had surpassed all other digital cameras as the world’s most popular camera. In hearing this information, I looked for ways that iPhone photography was being monetized and realized that printing was not one of them. It just felt right to go after that space.

 

4) What has your startup road looked like, can you share some on the process?

 

Lots of rejection and people saying they’re not interested. It took a lot of convincing of my team to get them excited about this project. In fact, I pitched this as an “Intrapreneurship” concept when I was at Belkin and they rejected the idea. I felt so strongly about it that it was one of the reasons I left the company.

 

5) You are currently working to gain funding to put LifePrint into full production. How did you decide on Kickstarter and what has that process been like?

 

Kickstarter is very friendly for Consumer Electronic products and a great way to prove out a business idea and raise funding without giving away any equity. It seemed like a very natural fit to us.

 

6) You graduated from the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy as a member of our 2008 class. What are some of the most valuable lessons and skills you took away from that experience? How have you applied them to LifePrint?

 

The most valuable lesson I learned from SEA hands down was to learn how to network and believe in your ideas. Other skills, like how to build a cash flow or write a business plan are of course critical, but the main thing I learned and took with me is how to network and take criticism in stride. It’s really important to not give up on an idea just because a few people in positions more powerful than you don’t agree. Listen to feedback and look at your own ideas critically to improve them, but at the end of the day, you need to be really sure you believe in what you’re doing. The rest is just overcoming obstacles.

 

7) What have been some learning experiences in taking the business startup concept into real-life with LifePrint? Were there any surprises along the way, and how did you roll with the punches?

 

My biggest lesson is to think critically and often about your product. Of course there’s going to be lots of surprises along the way and I’ve definitely had my share, the main thing is to feel comfortable saying to people: “I need a day to think about this,” there’s going to be lots of curveballs thrown your way in trying to start a company, don’t be too hasty with any decisions, but certainly don’t be too timid either.

 

8) What are some words of advice you would give to our current SEA class and anyone else starting on the road of entrepreneurship

 

 

Meet lots of smart people and get to know them well. If you build the right network, you’re never more than once or twice removed from the person who might hold the key to your success. The best advice I ever heard for networking was “be interested and be interesting.” Expand your horizons beyond just your business passion. Develop a well-rounded and likable personality that people will gravitate to and in turn, be genuinely interested in the people you meet. Don’t fake it just for networking, people can tell when you’re being fake, but if you are genuinely interested in what people have to say and have something interesting to say about the topic in return, you’d be surprised at how many people you’ll meet and friendships you’ll have.

 

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With the launch of LifePrint’s Kickstarter campaign, Robert and his team are eagerly anticipating when they may finally start shipping the appcessory they’ve been so tirelessly working on for years, across the United States…and into the hands to us, the photo-obsessed.

 

Thank you very much to Robert Macauley for taking the time to speak with us. Head right over to the LifePrint Website, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitterand most importantly, support them on Kickstarter!

 

 

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social media strategy for a business startupEvery young entrepreneur with a business startup has been told of the power of social media. Yes, in today’s business world having an online presence across these various platforms is, in essence, a must. The problem lies when a business startup isn’t leveraging these social media sites correctly.
 
Make a common social media blunder and it could all be just a wasted effort. Here are four ways to properly leverage your social media power:
 
1) Profiles and Platforms: The first thing any business startup needs to do on social media is set up their profile, completely. This sounds like an obvious, but it’s incredible how many businesses don’t include links to their website, fill out the ‘about’ sections, or omit other important information. Your customers may read your tweets but upon clicking your profile will have no idea WHERE they can find and purchase from you.
 
The second crucial aspect for a business startup in social media is figuring out WHICH platforms are going to benefit you the most. Depending on your niche market, research which platforms your customers are utilizing the most. That way you can delegate your time accordingly, social media for a business startup only works if you KNOW the platform and spend the time and energy actively engaged in it. Rather than spread yourself too thin, REALLY manage only the ones that will give you the return.
 
2) Actually Engage: gone are the days of out-bound marketing, where a business startup relied on traditional ads ‘telling’ customers what they want. Today’s business world is ruled by listening and responding to the customer. [Read our whole post HERE about inbound marketing and why you need to shift your business startup marketing plan in accordance.] This means that if you’re not responding, favoriting, and retweeting others, no one will pay much attention to you. The social media conversation has to go two ways.
 
This is where time is involved, Young Entrepreneur. It can be tempting to look for automated social media tools, but at the end of the day the real people, your customers, using social media will be able to sniff out a fake.
 
3) Balancing Brand and Human Posts: What to post on your social media sites can feel daunting at first, many young entrepreneurs are either unsure of how much they should share or worry they will run out of things to say. This is where really defining your brand and planning what kind of message comes into play. Share relevant information, news, quotes, etc. that line up with your brand and try not to veer too far off course. It’s okay to have a few humanoid “This Thai food is AMAZING!” tweets because it shows you’re a person but at the same time you don’t want to confuse people with what your brand is and what you represent.
 
Conversing is the other major role of a successful social media campaign. It also helps the young entrepreneur worried that they have nothing interesting to share: Start replying! Look for people across your niche market who have a question and respond, look at other influencers across your brand and retweet, share news tidbits. Give people engaging on social media a reason to want to follow you.
 
4) Influencers: A business startup should note that individuals are 77% more inclined to make a purchase if it is on the recommendation of someone they know, admire, or trust. A young entrepreneur should seek out major influencers across their niche market. This goes deeper than people with lots of followers, do some background checking and find out how many of those followers actually LISTEN to what the individual says or recommends. Influencers can be found across the social media platforms and also websites and blogs, an updated social media profile should give you that link.
 
In considering how to approach an identified influencer, a young entrepreneur must first get to ‘know’ them and make a list of what YOU can do for them. Often times a young entrepreneur may make the mistake of thinking from the reverse. Make your priority proving why this influencer can gain from the relationship and let things progress organically. Win them that way and you’ll have a much stronger bond and increase the chances that influencer will invest the energy to truly help you. Finally, don’t reach out to this influencer the first time with a business startup proposal…you wouldn’t show up to a first day and proclaim your undying love. Introduce yourself and establish a connection devoid of requests first.
 
Leveraging social media for a business startup is crucial for success, the catch is doing it RIGHT.
 
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1) Identify the top two social media platforms most crucial for your business startup success.
2) Make a list of ten tweets that correctly portray the message and brand of your business startup.
3) Identify five influencers that you will start building a relationship with.
 
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unique business cardWe talk a lot about details. For a young entrepreneur with a business startup there are no shortage of them, but it’s crucial you occupy your time with the RIGHT ones.
 
Many young entrepreneurs are driven by that type-A personality trait, perfection can’t be your goal because if you do make it that you’ll never actually accomplish anything. Some details can be stalling points to keep you from producing. A young entrepreneur must be able to ‘let go’ of some of the less important details and GRAB ON to the ones that count.
 
What are details that count? Well when it comes to marketing, a little detail can go a long way. To separate yourself from your competition your business startup must STAND OUT and stick in the minds of your niche market customers. For marketing purposes, ‘little’ details can make a world of difference. They are the factors that separate your business startup from a fleeting moment to a lifelong business/consumer relationship.
 
Details that Matter
 
* Name:
The first step in business branding is naming your startup. Take the time really brainstorming on this; don’t go with something that’s just ‘meh’. Match it to the mission of your business startup and make it resonate with your niche market.
* Logo: A logo is another detail that should never be rushed. Branding lays the foundation of many of the important business startup decisions to come and you will be creating your marketing strategy around it.
* Packaging: How your product or service greets your customers is the PERFECT opportunity to blow them away. Think of this like creating a stunning welcome mat. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes, they’re used to get lots of brown boxes with packing peanuts…imagine their surprise when your business startup package delivery comes with a colorful box, not even box-shaped but an oval, or even better…a personalized thank you message. Those details take time and show your customers you care. [Related Post: Build Followers, Get ‘Likes’, Get Customers: Growing your business startup through social media]
* Business Card: People get tons of business cards, how many of them do you just chuck in the garbage or forget about? Take the opportunity to find a detail to separate your business card from the packs swimming in the fishing bowl at the Chili’s ‘win a free lunch’ contest. In the business of tea, make your business card shaped like a teacup. A cartoonist? Turn that card into a single-framed strip…get them laughing at first glance.
 
Details matter. We live in a fast-paced world and often ‘little’ details hold the possibility to GRAB attention and create a lasting memory. Have your business startup holding a distinct memory in your customers’ minds and well, your mission was a success.
 
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1) What is an example of a little detail that makes your business startup distinct from your competitors?
2) What words do you want to come to mind when someone hears the name of your business startup? When they see your logo?
 
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Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailThere are five areas in which it’s critical a young entrepreneur be continually improving in. How well your business startup is able to perform is directly related.
 
1) Confidence: Self confidence is an interesting thing, far too often the people with the MOST to offer undervalue themselves. Why the insecurity, Young Entrepreneur? Typically it’s because the type-A personality trait has such high standards. Clearly a good thing in driving you forward but at the same time, don’t let that type-A work against you.
 
REALIZE your value. Don’t undersell yourself or your business startup. Get a more realistic perspective on just how great you are by looking at all levels of your competition. Another example of a type-A stumbling block is only focusing on the ones better than you. Gain confidence and know that you ARE worth XXXX cost, know your value and keep improving on it.
 
2) Passion: Let passion drive you, use logic to keep you on track and focused. A young entrepreneur with a business startup should be pursuing their passion. Though, with creativity sometimes come ‘too’ many ideas can become a distraction. While there’s never such a thing as ‘too’ many ideas, we will clarify: getting off track and bouncing to the next idea before fully investing in the first.
 
Don’t let the excitement of an idea overflow distract you from accomplishing what you set out to do. Make a list to track your creative genius:
* ACTION: This category for the projects you need to be focused on right now and complete first.
* SUPPLEMENT: These ideas tend to be marketing related as ways to boost the effectivity of your action ideas. These can be done synonymously.
* LONG TERM: As the name implies.
* ONE DAY: For the items that fall under ‘there’s never a bad idea’.
 
3) Brevity: For efficiency purposes and the ability to hook potential clients/investors/connections on the fly, a young entrepreneur needs to master brevity. Our post HERE explains how to construct the perfect ‘elevator pitch’ to be used any time someone asks, “What do you do?”
 
Don’t lose your audience’s attention by rattling on or having a less than crystal clear answer. For productivity purposes, learn to fire off those emails and make your communications more effective by getting RIGHT to the point.
 
4) Cold Call: A young entrepreneur needs to have the confidence to pick up the phone (or email) and reach out. Connections are helpful but you can’t wait for them either, many incredibly profitable and long term relationships stem from a ‘cold’ introduction.
 
5) Network: With a business startup you can never have too many connections. It’s important to keep the old, build new, and nurture those relationships. Remember with connections it’s a two way street, don’t only get in touch with a person when YOU need something, make sure to check in with even a simple two or three sentence email with no ulterior motive.
 
Remember to help another person out if you have the means, and don’t always expect an immediate return. Selfless acts don’t go unnoticed and will be remembered. Worst case, a young entrepreneur can use all the positive karma they can take.
 
There you go. Five areas that a young entrepreneur should be continually improving upon. Pick one to work on TODAY!
 
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1) Which of these is your weakest area?
2) In which of these areas are you the strongest?
3) How can you improve in each of them?

 
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business social media tipsEvery young entrepreneur needs to have BIG goals, BIG dreams, BIG ideas. What they also need when at the onset of their business startup is patience and specificity. There’s a time to be big, but there are also a few times to be small.
 
1) Narrow Your Niche: Who is your brand speaking to? What is your audience, be as specific as possible. People > Women > Mothers > Runners > Beginning Runner
 
Define EXACTLY who you want to reach and tailer your message to that audience. Too many business startups and young entrepreneurs waste valuable time and resources marketing to too wide of an audience. The above example isn’t going to be doing much business Tweeting with a 90 year old chess champion. Though props to the 90 year old man for the social media skills!
 
2) Skinny Your Service: Be it product or service your business startup offers, don’t make the mistake of getting overly fancy at the onset. Stick to a QUALITY product that does one, two (a few if it’s a tech tool) things well, rather than doing a gazillion things poorly. For example, if you’re product is a new flashlight that can be powered by a bike (perfect for those nighttime cyclists) you don’t need to add a can-opener, coffee holder, eye-glasses clip, and magnet too. A little over-kill and more time wasted in getting your QUALITY product out there and rolling.
 
Certainly there is a time and place to expand your offerings, but establish your market and following first. That is best down with a narrower niche…see above.
 
3) Pare Down Your Social: Social media is certainly marketing gold for a business startup. Most of it can be done for free and can actually be fun, but the problem is when a young entrepreneur gets on EVERY social media site with the idea that more is always better. Get on everything and weakly be able to actually engage with an audience, and you’ll be defeating the purpose: interacting with your niche market.
 
Pick a few social media outlets for your business startup, go with the heaviest hitters (ie: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), and learn the way each one operates. You’re better off REALLY managing one social media platform, say Twitter, than casting too wide a net and reaching no one. The world of social media moves so fast that if you’re not speaking and sharing on the daily you’re going to be buried.
 
4) Don’t Discount Local: A business startup can thrive online today but that doesn’t mean a young entrepreneur should live in a bubble. Get out and actually MEET your niche market, go to local events, connect with other local entrepreneurs and businesses, and network. Networking with your local community not only opens you up to customers but business connections too.
 
You’ll find that people are in fact very local business startup friendly, heck startup friendly…look at crowd-funding! So don’t overlook the market that’s at your cross-street.
 
From there keep dreaming and daring in a BIG way and your business startup can reach those BIG goals!

 
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1) What is another time when it’s better to think smaller than big in the world of business startup?
2) What social media platforms are you using and why?
3) What is one local event that you and your business startup could benefit in getting involved with?
 
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Poor marketing has killed off many a startup business. Don’t let even the moset innovative IDEA go to waste because your startup was unable to properly market.

Check out our infographic for four KEY marketing tips to successfully launch your business startup:
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1) What’s been one of your best marketing moves?



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business startup presentationWhen a young entrepreneur walks into a room to give a presentation for their business startup, they need to be a confident and powerful speaker. Unfortunately, there are three ways that a young entrepreneur may be losing ANY hope of making the presentation a success without even realizing it.


Use these three rules to sharpen and clean up all of your business startup presentations:


Don’t Let Insecurity Seep In



Whenever talking to a potential client or business investor, don’t sabotage yourself by unintentionally using insecure sentences or phrases. Example? “I’m sorry, just one more thing real quickly…” or “Sorry, is this making sense?” or “Please, just bear with me…” All of those phrases may come up in casual conversations with friends, but when presenting your business startup to the world you want to exude confidence. Of COURSE they’d like to hear one more thing…if it’s not clear you shouldn’t be saying it, you should have already perfected your pitch…and don’t act like you’re begging for their time, act like THEY are the lucky ones for hearing what genius, innovative concepts you have to share. Ditch insecure vocab at the door.


Concise


The attention span of the average American is a few seconds, don’t hold false hope that your business associates or inventors are much more patient. Come up with a five sentence ‘Power Intro’ for your business startup, including the mission, how it’s unique, target market, and WHY people NEED you. This will be your go-to anytime someone inquires ‘what you do’, master the art of brevity to make what you do say more powerful. The same goes for your business presentations, cut anything extraneous so that you’re able to capture your audience for the entire duration. Remember to ALWAYS up with something that stuns them right off the bat.


Open Mind, Never Defensive


An entrepreneur should CRAVE feedback, constructive criticism especially. Brutal honest is what makes you better and keeps your business startup evolving. Not only should you have an open mind, you need to really portray that and never become defensive if someone questions why you do something, how come you’re NOT doing something, or offers any other kind of feedback. If you instantly rebuff or sound defensive you not only show you’re not open to constructive criticism but you also portray insecurity and being difficult to work with. A response should be, “That’s a valid point…” then followed up with either a reason you’re doing what you are a certain way OR how you’ll address the current suggested advice.


Use these three rules to make your business startup presentations more powerful and effective!


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1) What is another example of a weak or insecure phrase?
2) What is one sentence that sums up the mission of your business startup?
3) What’s been the harshest feedback your business startup received and how did it make you better?


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A young entrepreneur must always be HUNGRY to improve. Continue their business startup journey and make it span from today until eternity!
 
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Build your business startup around your passion. That way work will not be a burden…rather something you literally CAN’T stop being excited about. You won’t be able to turn that creativity off.
 
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A young entrepreneur is certainly a dreamer…but the greatest gift is realizing that you and your business startup are in a WAKING dream. You hold the power to create that reality.
 
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Tweet us, Facebook post, or leave a comment for us with your answers:
 
1) What is one way you ensure passion is fueling your engine?
2) Where do you tend to come up with your most inspired thoughts?
 
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business startup launchTiming is everything for a young entrepreneur. Not enough of it, eking every second out of the day, mastering productivity, knowing WHEN the timing is perfect.
 
That one. When is it right right time to launch your business startup? To pull back the red curtains and scream at the top of your lungs, “Voila!” A young entrepreneur works painstakingly for months (sometimes years) taking their business startup from idea, polishing it, getting logistics squared away. Knowing when to launch is a delicate balance between having done enough planning and not getting hung-up on details that will only waste your time.
 
Faking It – Appear ‘bigger’ than you are

 
You’re a young entrepreneur with a business startup…keyword startup. You’re probably not vast in numbers, your client list is in the building phase, and your products don’t have many reviews to speak of. It’s a chicken and egg thing, you need to be more established to earn those credits and sometimes it FEELS like in order to get those big clients and stellar product placements you’ve got to already be established.
 
There’s a trick: you fake it. What? Confidence is key for the young entrepreneur and with your business startup you need to know you BELONG in the game. When you approach new clients, call investors, meet with marketers you’ve got to act like you OWN the place. That YOU HAVE exactly what they need. That’s often easy in today’s online market; appearances count, make everything your brand puts out there shine like the moon and no one’s going to be the wiser that you’re sitting in an office with a laptop propped on a cardboard box.
 
All that said you can’t fake anything if you don’t appear legit.
 
Signs it’s Too Early
 
* Website Missing Holes:
If your URL directs to an ‘under construction’ page you’re dead in the water. First impressions count a lot, if a person gives you a first chance and sees nothing, they’re not likely to waste time for a second look. Lost customer. Get your website set up with the basics: great home page, page about the business startup, a contact page, and what you’re selling or offering.
* No Tweets?: You don’t HAVE to be on social media, but you should be these days. Get accounts on the social media outlets you’ll be utilizing for your business startup and link everything to your website. Let people know WHERE to find you on social media, then you better start putting some fresh content up on those!
* No Customer Feedback: You need to make sure that when you do launch your business startup you’re a wise enough young entrepreneur to know your target market. Have you done enough market research, asked for feedback on your product or service, USED that feedback to tweak and improve your business startup’s offering? If the launch is your very first poll of the market, you could, once again, be dead in the water.
 
Signs You’re Stalling
 
Every young entrepreneur is oft a perfectionist. Details DO count, but not all of them equally. There’s a difference between wanting to provide unique, creative, quality through your business and wasting precious time. Aim for a high standard of quality but not perfection. At a certain point a young entrepreneur just needs to jump off the cliff and launch their business startup. The beautiful thing is innovative business is a journey, a process.
 
Ideally you’ll look back at the launch of your business startup and be proud you took the leap BUT also able to laugh a bit because, Young Entrepreneur, you’re only going to be improving from here. The product or service you’re giving today SHOULD be better years down the road…the catch is, a young entrepreneur will never reach that point if they never LAUNCH that business startup.
 
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1) What is another sign that it’s too early to launch your business startup?
2) What is one detail that you can admit you need to LET GO of, it’s only wasting your time?
3) How will you ‘fake it’ when necessary to put yourself out there and in the game?
 
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Making a success of your business startup takes a combination of elements: drive, passion, motivation, and real-world sense. A young entrepreneur can’t rely on unbridled creativity alone…it certainly is a propelling force, but there’s a method to the madness of running a successful business startup.
 
Today’s world is also running about a mile a minute, so if a young entrepreneur wants to keep up they’ve got to keep pace. Get your message OUT THERE, and if you want to keep peoples’ attention, get to the point FAST. In keeping with such, here are four flash tips to keep you heading in the right direction, Young Entrepreneur!
 
business niche market tips
There’s only one way a business startup can gain a following and the traction necessary to meet success: a young entrepreneur must know their market inside and out. Hone your sights and make it your mission to give YOUR NICHE market something no one else can.
 
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There will always be ‘one more detail’ that could suck time away from a young entrepreneur. Put your perfectionist to bed and realize that not all details are worth your time…don’t waste time, take action!
 
young entrepreneur motivation
A young entrepreneur needs to be positive but that is impossible if their environment is negative. Build a business startup team just as passionate, excited, and willing to take the risks as you are.
 
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A young entrepreneur must be confident to take risks, but there is a difference between being risky and reckless. Calculated risks add up. Yes, there will be times when you will need to ‘jump off a cliff’ with your business start, BUT many times you can do so with a parachute.
 
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We’ve expanded on some excellent quotes found HERE
 
This is part of our series: Entrepreneur Flash Facts and Motivation, so be sure to check out all the posts HERE
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1) What is one tip or quote you’ve learned to live by as a young entrepreneur?
2) What is one small step that you will take TODAY to get closer to your dream of business startup success?
3) What is your niche target? Be as specific as possible.
 
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