Entrepreneurship is becoming an ever-more popular career choice, thanks in part to TV shows such as The Apprentice. Glen Lowes of Complete One outlines why not everyone is destined for entrepreneurial success and shares what it is takes to succeed.
Entrepreneur and Managing Director at Complete One, Glen Lowes has vast experience working with budding entrepreneurs, coaching and mentoring them. In his role as MD at Complete One, Glen Lowes has a proven track record for developing many budding entrepreneurs into successful businessmen and women. Glen Lowes believes that not everyone can be an entrepreneur, and that whilst he does support the idea that everyone has the potential, not enough people have the focus, drive and desire to take on entrepreneurship and win.
The initial period of excitement can soon ware off once the reality of the day to day running of a start-up kicks in. Getting a start-up off the ground and making sure it beats the odds and survives the first year can mean sleepless nights, having little or no money and having to overcome an endless number of obstacles.
Through sheer willpower, the most successful entrepreneurs are able to become problem solvers and turn what started as an impossible dream into reality.
It can often take multiple attempts for success to be achieved. The most successful entrepreneurs will have hit walls, and been told ‘no’ multiple times. World-renowned author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling was turned down by 12 publishers before Bloomsbury picked it up for an advance of just £1,500. The series went on to sell more than 450 million copies worldwide.
Successful founders need thick skin and the ability to bounce back from failure. Failure is an inevitable part of life and the most successful entrepreneurs learn from those failures and make sure not to fall into the same traps in the future.
Decisiveness is what separates the average from the extraordinary. It can be hard to make tough decisions that might be unpopular, however it is an important step in becoming a successful entrepreneur. When making critical decisions, entrepreneurs cannot afford to over-analyse or hesitate as indecision can leave the outcome to chance, thereby handing the advantage to a competitor.
Newcastle-based events promotions firm, Complete One help people within the industry to fulfil their entrepreneurial potential. As supporters of entrepreneurship, Complete One offer unrivalled business development opportunities to the people they work with. The firm provides opportunities for their contractors to learn all aspects of their internal workings as well as providing them with the skills and knowledge in the following areas: campaign management, client relations, finance, HR, motivational and public speaking, sales and marketing strategies.