I just finished the BUS 110 Intro to Entrepreneurship course with Brigham Young University Idaho. Being an entrepreneur myself, I loved this course.
Here’s some of the things that really stood out to me from this course and why I would highly recommend it to anyone considering starting their own business…
Successful Entrepreneurs Come In All Shapes and Sizes
The successful entrepreneur is stereotyped as being a dynamic personality that has a multitude of business ideas going on at a time. They have little time for family and are constantly on their phone either making calls or fulfilling orders. They command a big team and have a forceful presence.
In reality, successful entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes.
Some entrepreneurs are introverts and some are extroverts. Some focus on one simple business idea, while others like to purse multiple businesses at a time. Some are single and work crazy hours (like when Elon Musk was trying to get SpaceX and Tesla profitable), others have families and are strict about the amount of time they spend in the office and stick to those hours.
Some entrepreneurs consult with businesses and have no staff, while others can have hundreds or even thousands in their organization.
Some entrepreneurs are very unassuming (the founders of Google), while others are famous and outspoken (like Donald Trump).
Why is this an important observation?
This means that no matter what type of person you are, you can be very successful in business. The important thing is to be true to yourself, follow your passions, strive to improve yourself, and provide value in the world. If you do this, you will be successful in whatever business you choose to start.
Advice For Those Wanting to Begin the Entrepreneur Journey
My advice to you is to just do it!
Don’t over-analyze otherwise you will be a victim of analysis-paralysis.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a solid idea to start with, but what I mean is that you don’t need to have everything figured out from day 1 until the day you sell the business for millions of dollars.
You can learn on the way. Nothing ever goes the way you plan it anyway. Just as in life, the same is in business.
Taking the entrepreneur journey will do things for building your character that nothing else can. When you take responsibility for your livelihood it forces you to learn and do things that will take you to the next level.
This is why I can tell when I’m in the presence of an entrepreneur. There is a level of confident and competence about them that is obvious.
The BUS 110 Intro to Entrepreneurship course is an excellent overview of what you need to know if you are considering starting your own business.
Even so, what you will learn in this course is valuable to all people because what you will learn can, and should, be applied in all areas of life.