- Jun 29, 2018
The most difficult thing to be an entrepreneur, especially in digital, is to learn to disconnect and find a balance.
I agree. Going from working for an employer to starting your next big idea takes consistency. Now jumping from one idea to the next thinking, "oh, the grass is greener on the other Side.The hardest part of starting a business on my part is consistency. No sooner have I started a venture than another idea crops up. I am a false starter. I have initiated many ventures in the past only to abandon them midway and later witness others excelling in these areas. I have come to realize that perseverance and persistence pays.
Yes, systematizing the business. But to think of it so far, ALL of it has been surprisingly difficult. As the business grows, I should be able to hire out certain positions to perform the tasks I need, but as of now, I'm one guy with an assistant. I have to do ALL the jobs of the business myself. I'm the compliance officer, the marketing expert, the logistics expert, the product expert, the lead strategist, the bookkeeper, etc. etc. etc. To me, having to start out doing all of these positions at once is the killer, until you can hire out tasks you are not as good at or don't know as much about when things get going.In my experience the hardest parts of starting a business are:
Systematizing the business
Hiring the right employees
Not investing in marketing
The one advantage today is the opportunity to have part-time employees to do specific tasks or projects. Although it certainly requires a different skillset - focusing on defined outcomes rather than the traditional input-based, generalised staffing model.Yes, systematizing the business. But to think of it so far, ALL of it has been surprisingly difficult. As the business grows, I should be able to hire out certain positions to perform the tasks I need