Every Business Entrepreneur Should Have a Mentor

A must for any home based business entrepreneur is a mentor. Have you met yours? This is a person with more entrepreneurial business experience than you possess who becomes someone you can trust over a period of time.

You may wonder why having a Home Based Business Mentor is important for the development of your online business. You may have friends and family that you respect their opinion for certain areas in your life but not necessarily for your business. That’s where a Mentor can help guide you in the right direction for your business ventures.

If you are an entrepreneur and have dreams of running a highly successful business, I would highly recommend that you go out and find one. It’s not easy to find a good Mentor but they are out there and are willing to work with you to build you a successful Home Based Online Business. When I found mine it made a world of difference in my approach to having an online Internet business. It has made a huge difference in my success on the Internet and when you find yours you will start having the success that you want for your business.

You might be asking yourself at this point, so how do I find a Mentor?

It’s not always an easy task but one worth researching for the future success of your business.

Here are a few key characteristics to look for in a Mentor:

1) Do they share the same values that you do?

2) Make sure you have good rapport with this person and are willing to listen to them, even if it is something you may not want to hear.

3) Does your Mentor have goals that line up with yours?

4) Are they willing to use their energy and time with you? (Assuming you don’t waste their time)

You may be thinking “Why would someone want to Mentor me, for free?” The answer to this, most of the time, is by helping and guiding you to build a profitable business, this helps them build their business at the same time. So it’s a win, win situation.

There are numerous advantages in having a Mentor at your finger tips:

* They have “been there and done that” on their side.

* They provide this experience to you for “free.”

* They expand your networking world because they may put you in touch with other experienced people you would have never had the opportunity to work with.

* You will develop a long term and trusted relationship over time.

* You will end up with a highly successful home based business.

Once you find your Mentor for your business, I am assuming you want it to be a healthy and long lasting relationship, I highly recommend that you respect them by doing the following:

1) Respect them by not wasting their time.

2) Be absolutely honest with them, even when it might have them respond with something you don’t want to hear.

3) Stay focused on the business task at hand.

4) Show up on time for any appointments with them. Let them know in advance if you can’t make it.

5) Keep all commitments you have made with them.

6) Make sure to finish all projects they have assigned.

7) Come to the table with a positive outlook and be solutions oriented.

If you follow these simple guidelines, it will make for a successful and profitable business relationship for the both of you.

My final thoughts on this subject: “Go find a Mentor if you don’t have one already.They can provide you with a path of prosperity for your business life. As you can see, there can be many rewards and the risk is zero! They are essential for the home based business entrepreneur.

5 TIPS for Home-Based Business Entrepreneurs

Have you ever heard that only a small part (5%) of ‘all’ Home-Based Business entrepreneurs achieve success?

Do an online research on your favorite Search Engine
and you will understand what I mean.

In this article I’m going to show you the KEY to Home-Based
Business entrepreneurs success; you’ll find out what makes an
entrepreneur successful in the home-based business field.

Below are 5 TIPS for Home-Based Business Entrepreneurs:

1. It’s their mindset that brings success

Serious entrepreneurs have ‘programmed’ their mind to succeed no matter what. They don’t lack focus on their home-based
business and let nobody stop their plans in achieving what
they want.

They know what they want and they have the DESIRE to succeed. If you don’t know exactly what you want when it comes your
home-based business, think about it again and re-consider your
plans, what you want to achieve, a get-rick-quick or a
profitable, long term business.

2. It’s their start-up plan that brings success

Smart entrepreneurs know that it takes time to set-up and grow a profitable home-based business. They plan to succeed. They
have a start-up plan that might fail but they never give up and
start again with a better plan.

Serious entrepreneurs know that it takes discipline and
time to build a strong and solid home-based business, which delivers ongoing income through many years to come.

3. It’s their initial RESEARCH that brings success

Smart and serious entrepreneurs know the importance
of market research. They know that in order, for a home-based business to succeed, they have to research their target market (their potential customers) and study their competitors.

Research your target market and study your competitors
in order to have a long-term, profitable home-based business.

Know what your customers want and give it to them.
Keep an eye on your competitors, study their offer(s)
and make sure you come up with a better deal than
them.

4. It’s their marketing strategy that brings success

Study each successful entrepreneur in your marketing
field and you’ll notice how they market online / offline.

Each of them have their own ‘unique’ marketing strategy
but they use the same basic principles.

Don’t re-invent the wheel. Use the main marketing concepts
that are proven to work but try to improve and adjust them
to your own situation. Make them work for your home-based business. Make your offer better and unique than your competitors if you want to WIN in this business, or simply quit (I know that’s no what you really want!)

5. It’s their investment that brings success

Smart entrepreneurs know that the KEY is to work SMART, not hard. If you don’t have the required skills to develop a NEW marketing tactic for your home-based business why not hire a consultant who knows his stuff?

If you have ‘enough’ money why not invest in someone who can help you grow your home-based business and give me something to work at too?

What is more valuable to you, your time or your money?

A serious entrepreneur is ready to invest (both time and money). He knows that he will build a long-term successful business for him and the one he loves (friends, family, children, etc.)

The final (or first?) STEP you need to take in order to succeed
is to act (take ACTION!). Yes, put into practice what I have
told you above (the 5 TIPS for Home-Based Business
Entrepreneurs) and you’ll succeed, no matter what. Trust me!

3 Habits of a Successful Business Entrepreneur

The habits of successful business owners are a topic worthy of much discussion. Have you often wondered why some company heads earn significantly more than other successful business chiefs?

In this article, we will discuss 3 habits most highly successful business entrepreneurs employ on a daily basis.

1. Learn your business

One of the key elements present in the character of prosperous business heads is expertise. They are extremely knowledgeable about their business. While they may not do everything themselves, they know exactly what needs to be done in each component of their enterprise. This is essential because your employees will know that they can’t present you with inferior work and expect your satisfaction. If you are a new business entrepreneur, learn from reading books about your industry, going to seminars, and other business owners in your field.

2. Staff your shortcomings

As a small business owner, it is imperative that you staff your weaknesses. It is OK to be weak in certain areas. The danger arises when those weak parts of our business are left alone. These areas must be handled by someone. Employing individuals who are strong where we are not is a great way to deal with our inferiority. It is when we work together as a team that our businesses succeed and we can become a successful business entrepreneur in our own right.

3. Keep track of your marketing to become a successful business entrepreneur

Smart business owners will always know which marketing pieces are producing the best results. Knowing how much money your marketing is producing for your company is crucial. If a specific campaign is unproductive, you must be prepared to replace it or simply stop it entirely. If you are spending more on marketing than you are making in profits, your business will not be around for long.

To sum things up, the habits of small business owners who are successful are very similar. If you imitate the 3 characteristics above, you will begin to develop these character traits in your own life. You can be the next successful business owner in the nation by following the methods of others.

Are You a Top Home Business Entrepreneur? Do You Have What it Takes? Learn How in Three Easy Steps

Do you actually believe that you are going to achieve those lofty goals of being a top home business entrepreneur and make big money in your home based franchise for this last part of 2009, looking into 2010? Most people don’t believe. And when I say believe, sure on the surface they might talk the good game, but deep down there is always that question mark, that voice that says, why should this year be any different than last year…especially in this economy?

Do you have that same little voice? I’ll tell you he gets around that is for sure, and that is why most people will never accomplish their lofty goals and make the kind of money that they would love to make in their home based franchise.

Your success and wealth will never be yours unless you start to have confidence in yourself that yes, despite the economy, despite working the long hours, that despite the family not being 100% behind you, that indeed you will be a top home business entrepreneur and have a successful home based franchise. I know that is easier said than done, so let’s take a look at how it can be done.

Did you know that the average person has about 50,000 thoughts per day? Whew…that is a lot of thoughts and sadly most of them happen to be negative thoughts. I don’t blame you, take a look around you…CNN (Constantly Negative News) drones in the background of homes and offices, everyone is getting a bail out but the people who really do need it…you know, people like you and me, our kids tell us that we don’t know anything, the commute is a drag and your boss constantly is harping at you. It’s hard to get out of feeling negative…at least for a good portion of the day.

Your first move is to get out of being the victim. You are not the victim. You have complete control of everything that happens in your daily life; so take control. Start today. Sure, it might seem a bit awkward initially, but as you take control more and more, you will like the feeling that having more control gives to you.

Turn off CNN, don’t allow the kids to be disrespectful, listen to motivating tapes and CD’s on your commute and start to do something about firing your boss! Take control! As the saying goes… I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it… people like me!

The power of your mind is incredible and unfortunately you are always programming your subconscious mind. You are programming your mind with both the positive and the negative thoughts that you have throughout the day.

So, if the majority of those 50,000 thoughts are negative, that is what you are programming your mind to think and because your mind listens to you, your mind believes those thoughts and makes them true. The good news for all of us is the same can be true for the positive thoughts.

Your second move is to carefully monitor your talk whether it is your self-talk or your day to day typical conversations. You must be persistent about this. Most people at this point in their lives are so conditioned by negative self-talk, that they don’t even realize that they are doing it. If you need to ask a friend to be your ears and ask them to interrupt you every time you start to talk negatively about literally everything then do it!

As you become more and more conscious of the conversations that you have out loud, you will then become more conscious of the conversations that you have to yourself. Both can be equally damaging, or helpful, depending upon which way your conversations go.

I find that one of the most powerful tools for building self-confidence and getting rid of the negative conversation is the repetition of positive statements until they become a natural part of the way you think. These “affirmations” act to replace the negative conversation you have been sending to your mind for the better part of your life.

Every morning before I get started with my day I do three things…without fail. I write down my affirmations for the day, I say them out loud to anyone who will listen (usually it’s only my cat, but he will do!) and then I write in my journal everything that I am grateful for in my life and for the day. Yes, it is a ritual that I have, but after I am done, but mind set is powerfully positive and I feel like I can conquer the world. I know that now my self-talk is going to help me to get to the dreams and goals that I have laid out for myself and for my home based franchise for the end of 2009 into 2010.

Your third move is to make a list of around 20 affirmations that you will write down and say once, twice, even three times a day. When you say your affirmations, say them out loud, with conviction and with confidence. Your mind will start to believe the orders that you are giving to it. That is when your goals and your dreams will start to come to fruition for you and your home based franchise.

Believing in yourself is a choice…it’s your choice and it’s an attitude you develop over time. Your negative self-talk will not end tomorrow, but now you know how to take responsibility to take charge of your own self-talk and your beliefs.

You must choose to believe that you can do anything you set your mind to – anything at all – because, in fact, you can! Take action today…be the top home business entrepreneur and have the best home based franchise and I will see you at the top.