BEYOND BUSINESS CARDS

BEYOND BUSINESS CARDS

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The current entrepreneurship scene has had it’s own fair share of sleek intros. However, the state of the economy currently requires a paradigm shift from business as usual to value like never before. The business card is the poster boy of entrepreneurship especially amongst generation next but sadly most business cards are more about ego boosting than pure business sense. These cards however pleasing to the eye usually compensate for lack of esteem. In the words of Hexavia,it’s time to ‘Go further ahead!’

  1. DREAM SMALL, ACT BIG: Small talk mighty action is the name of the game. Too much has been heard of dreams and how great they are.However, actionable steps are far better than future projections devoid of commitment. Aiming for the ideal everytime without any ” to-do” in the interim makes your desired future very far off. Doer or talker? Choice is yours.
  2. COMMITMENT: Individuals who get stuff done place a high premium on self commitment. It’s not a question of whether they can paint or not but often times it’s about getting a canvas and painting! Hear Ben Casnocha of the Comcate fame: “With no entrepreneurship curriculum at school ,no entrepreneurs in the family and few programs aimed at youth, I was on my own to scour the public library , follow links online and read business magazines and books”.
  3. DECISION: “Whenever you see a successful business , someone once made a courageous decision”- Peter Drucker. True? Amidst the number of hats the upcoming business fellow wears, one hat he goes to bed with is that of decision. Remember high school economics? What to produce? For whom to produce? How to produce? There is always a decision to make at some point. How far one will go is highly dependent on the quality of her decisions.
  4. MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING: A wise man once said ” It’s good to have money and the things money can buy but it’s also good to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy”. Matters such as faith, integrity and family shouldn’t be excluded from the roll of significance in the minds of ambitious fellows. These often form the bedrock of a thriving and impact making business. Dear entrepreneur, take note!