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So, you have a great business idea, or have already been running your own business. Well, unfortunately the dreams of many a starry-eyed entrepreneur have been dashed as most small businesses fail. However, be not dismayed, my friend. Here are 22 things you can start doing today to increase your chances of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

  1. Build a business around what you enjoy doing

  2. Even though you should enjoy what you do, take your work seriously

  3. Effectively plan everything

  4. Wisely manage funds

  5. Make customer service a top priority

  6. Become familiar with your customers

  7. Always ask for the sale, but don’t be too pushy

  8. Shamelessly self-promote without being obnoxious

  9. Reflect a positive image of your business

  10. Stay abreast on technological advancements and use them to give yourself a competitive edge

  11. Build a team of well-qualified individuals

  12. Make yourself stand out as an expert in your field

  13. Be sure to invest in yourself

  14. Be accessible to colleagues and customers

  15. Build and maintain a solid reputation

  16. Maintain order and organization

  17. Set-up your work area for maximum success

  18. Get noticed for all the right reasons

  19. Become a master at negotiation

  20. Limit the number of roles you play and delegate responsibility when possible

  21. Be involved and be diligent about follow-up

  22. Don’t forget to take some time off every now and then

There is a lot to learn about being your own boss, but it is very rewarding and very do-able. With the above tips, you will be well on your way to being a successful entrepreneur.

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