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13 Important Business Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs

Today India has registered the highest startups, definitely, there is a good environment to start a business, and great passion among the young Indians.

The government itself promotes, motivates, announces tax holidays, and many more new things to entrepreneurs but these are not enough things to become a successful entrepreneur.

Your success is compulsory for your growth as well as influencing others to grow and create employment.

Want to become a successful entrepreneur? Here are some important lessons you have to learn that are suggested by global business leaders who acquire identified these factors after a long entrepreneurial journey with many more setbacks and successes. 

1) Articulating Value And Practices 

Articulating values and practices in an organization can create big differences in the organization’s work environment. 

The vital lesson that Murthy ( Co-founder of Infosys) and the Infosys team learned was the importance of articulating values and practicing them.

“Values form the backbone of an entrepreneur’s determination”, these words are from Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy.

2) Failure Is A Part Of the Entrepreneurial Journey 

Failure is a part of an entrepreneurial journey and you have to accept it if you have a great vision and you want to achieve it. 

Failures are part of an entrepreneurial journey, the Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, said a failure would be beneficial if you quickly analyzed the reasons why you failed, learned the lesson, and did not commit the same mistake again.

3) Money Is Not Everything In Entrepreneurial Journey 

True, making money is a major part of the business but vision and passion for your business play a critical role in the success of your entrepreneurial journey.

We all know Elon Musk, Musk never ever thinks of money he works for solving problems of planets.

PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, Tesla Motor, The Boring Company, and Neuralink, are all solving people’s problems in different areas.

Tesla helps in reducing pollution through eco-friendly cars, PayPal reduces pressure on bank branches and saves people’s time. 

4) Learn From Your Mistakes 

Learning is a never-ending process in everyone’s life but learning from your mistakes can make you high performing, productive, efficient, and highly motivated.

As an entrepreneur, you can not always make the right decision and sometimes your decision can result in a big mistake but you must learn from your mistakes and move on in your entrepreneurial journey. 

Elon Musk SpaceX’s success journey is all about failure and learning, after the successful experiment of reusable rockets that reduce rocket launching costs and Musk created history. 

5) Role Of Luck 

Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy shares the role that luck plays in an entrepreneurial journey. “There were so many friends and classmates who were much smarter than I was. Their teams had better credentials than we had. They had better ideas than we had. But God chose us to smile on.

6) Learn From Competitors 

Learning from competitors is all about tracking and understanding the competitor’s activities and market response to these activities. 

As the late industrialist Rahul Bajaj used to say, market competition is the best management school. “Market competition taught us how to attract and retain good customers and employees and how to enhance the trust of our investors.

What he was shared that all learn from the market and a view of the entrepreneurial journey. 

7) Believe In Yourself 

You are the final person who knows yourself and your understanding, experience, knowledge, motivation level, and emotional intelligence count much in building your story.

Know yourself as much as you can that can help you in your business journey and make you a powerful personality. 

Leaders we have seen in any field like business, or politics are strong believers in themselves. 

8) Take Calculated Risk

Calculated risk means you must know your strengths and limits and not try to achieve big in single efforts but win small battles.

Elon Musk is always suggesting to everyone to take calculated risks as per their capacity.

Small wins can make a big change and build your story and give you more power to visualize, so start with small and make it big.

9) Single Leadership 

There should be one and only leadership in any company at any time, no company is run by a committee, as this advice was given by Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy.  

As per my personal experiences, single leadership is the best way to operate a company that creates clarity in communication, focuses on direction, quick decision making, sustainable development, and contentious improvement. 

10) Continuous improvement and innovation

In this age of competition, changing innovation, and fast-moving technology, there should be a contentious improvement in business process, product, operation, marketing, and positioning. 

Continuous innovation and improvement can create big differences in the market and in company performance. 

Sustainable innovation, solving the problems of people, and maximizing profit should be the ultimate goal of the company. 

11) Sustaining Enthusiasm And Confidence 

Infosys co-founder has quoted this line that sustaining the enthusiasm and confidence of a team is extremely difficult and requires each day’s unique planning and different mindset of working. 

12) Target To Set Your Own Trends 

Set your own vision, work on a unique project, create differences and do first for yourself and never copy others that can kill your creativity and intelligence. 

You must work with a positive attitude and think you are a champion and do your job a little more.

Be a master in your industry and set examples through your hard work, innovation, creativity, improvement, and performance. 

Attract others to follow you and build a high-performing team that can work for creating unique products, services, and results. 

13 ) Competency And Sound Value System 

Competency and a sound value system a vital parts of a successful knowledge company and that can create a loyal customer base.

As we can see, information technology companies like Infosys tagline “Powered by the intellect, driven by values”.

Fair knowledge, healthy business process, value for skills and intelligence, and respect for dedication in work always build a high-performing company.

Wrapping Up 

Operating a business requires experience, expertise, management skills, negotiation skills, vision, strategy, and expertise. 

Business leaders’ advice, suggestions, experience, and knowledge can help you a lot in your own business.

Risk-taking ability, retaining enthusiasm, developing positive work culture, single leadership, and innovation will be key to your success.

Money is not everything and failure is a part of your entrepreneurial journey, learn from it and move on in your life.

You must learn and track your competitors’ activities that can help you in building strategy, retaining customers, and winning the market competition. 

Believing in yourself will be a winning factor in your entrepreneurial journey and make your decision more precise and accurate. 

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