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5 Awesome Tips To Help You Become A Successful Entrepreneur

Are you unhappy with your career? Tired of being unemployed or underemployed? Then I am sure you have wondered about starting your own business at some point. It’s true that becoming an entrepreneur can help you build a lucrative career, especially today when the global job market has become even more competitive.

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However, achieving success on your business might harder than you imagine as most of the new businesses barely manage to survive the initial few years. But if you are determined to start your own venture, then you need to focus on certain aspects that can boost your chances for success.

Here are a few ways you can prepare yourself as an entrepreneur before starting your own business –

Define Your Goals

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Until and unless you clearly know where you want to go, you will not be able to decide which path to take to get there. After you successfully define and analyse your goal, you will be better able to decide if your chosen path is the most effective way of achieving your set goals. You need start by asking yourself some difficult questions regarding why you want to be an entrepreneur and what you want to achieve by starting your business. This will give you a clearer idea about your business goals, responsibilities and roles.

Save Some Money

Let’s face it, you will need to have some capital to start, operate and sustain your business. Although in this modern era, the cost of managing a start-up has become more affordable, yet you will need to save some cash to get you through the initial years before your business can build a solid foundation. In case you don’t have adequate money on yourself, then you need to look for reliable investors who can provide you the required capital.

Gather Relevant Experience

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Before you start your business you need gather adequate managerial, leadership, administrative and negotiations skills. Moreover, you also need to develop a thorough understanding of your industry and stay updated on latest trends. You also need to gain a working knowledge about various business aspects like accounting, marketing, personnel management etc. Hence, irt is imperative that you work for a company in your preferred industry and gain the required experience.

Learn The Right Skills

Apart from gaining experience, you also need to acquire the necessary business skills and knowledge that will make you a better manager and entrepreneur. If you ask me, one of the best ways to gain these skills is to pursue an online undergraduate in management diploma. When you study online you will be able to work on your business and study simultaneously. As these courses are highly flexible and affordable, you can easily learn management skill and gain work experience without taking out a student loan.

Develop A Strong Network

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Building a successful business is not only about knowing how to run your company, but also about knowing the right people. By creating effective connections you can get helpful advice, financial professional support, industry information, beneficial terms and other services. Your online management diploma can prove to be highly helpful in this area as you will meet aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders during your course.

By following these tips, you will be able to prepare yourself to face the challenges of the business world and guide your start-up towards success.

What do you think? Add to the discussion by sharing your own opinions and ideas below.

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Murder of 7 Hostages lead on to Security Threats in Nigeria

It was the previous Sunday when the Greek and Italian foreign ministers reported that seven foreign hostages were kidnapped and later killed by a Nigerian Islamist group last month. The hostages were kidnapped on February 7th from a construction company in the Northern state of Bauchi owing to attempts made by the British and Nigerian forces to free them.

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The 7 hostages comprised an Italian, a Briton, a Greek and four workers from Lebanon who were snatched from the premises of Setraco, a Lebanese firm. The foreign governments were unable to confirm the killings till Sunday. Greece and Italy clearly denied that there were no attempts made on behalf of their governments. Nigeria also didn’t come up with any confirmed report in regard to the killings.

As per the statement of the Italian Foreign Ministry, they conducted investigations with other countries that led them to report with certainty that the news regarding the killing of the seven seized hostages was absolutely true. The ministry however asserted that no such military attempts were made to rescue the hostages by any of the concerned governments.

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Security – A major concern for Nigerians

Owing to such an unpleasant incident, security popped up as a major question especially for the oil and infrastructure organisations located across the region. The biggest reason was that the loyal gunmen of al Qaeda’s North African franchise spread the deadly Algerian natural gas plant in the month of January where more than thirty seven foreigners were killed. The disaster took place for the attempt made by the Algerian armed forces to rescue the foreigners.

It has been heard that the Islamist groups have now spread throughout northern and central Nigeria that are Africa’s top oil producers. As a result, security threat emerged to be a major concern in these areas especially after a revolution initiated by the south-eastern Niger Delta known for oil production. The British resources moreover said that the Briton was killed along with six other hostages, and this was declared to be a cold blooded murder.

Threats will continue to dwell in Nigeria

As per predictions made by the western security officials, connections between the Islamists of Nigeria and Saharan groups like al Qaeda are quite probable to grow with time. Therefore, the focus is now more on Western targets more than the local security civilians. More killings and kidnappings are being suspected to be taking place through Nigeria and its neighboring countries.

Consequently, pursuing education on the Nigerian soils has emerged to be a major issue for plenty of students now. The majority is therefore getting compelled to opt for distance learning in Nigeria as the only means to fulfill their career objectives.

Since stepping in Nigeria for higher education is not being encouraged by students especially foreigners, a good number of educational institutions in Nigeria have decided to let open their online educational resources to be accessed by foreigners with ease. Although things have been pretty chaotic throughout the entire Nigeria, constant efforts are being implemented to bring peace to the nation.

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