the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, If you’re young, and you have an entrepreneurial zeal, your single greatest asset is your age.What they fail to tell you in school is that being “older” doesn’t necessarily make you “better.” What it makes you is different.
When you’re older, you see things through a lens created through years and years of varying experiences. In your industry you’ve learned what works, what doesn’t work, what people want and what they don’t want. You know the rules of the game. You know how people operate. And above all, you know enough to where you don’t feel defeated when someone says that scary word, “No.”
All those things are great and immensely valuable. But they are not what makes someone “better.
Young people see life through an equally valuable, and different, lens.When you’re young, you tend to be more instinctual than logical.
Older individuals have an immense amount of knowledge at their fingertips, they tend to be quite logical when making decisions.They have experiences they can point to that taught them what worked and what didn’t, and make future decisions largely based upon those prior experience.
Young entrepreneurs don’t have that luxury. They don’t have those experiences yet. And so, for better or worse, they are forced to make decisions based on instinct — what feels right, and what appears to be most obvious to them at the time. Over time they can
can develop their skills .
Aspiring entrepreneurs, can take many different career paths . The path you choose will depend on your experience, skills, finances, and flexibility, as well as your goals for the future.
The best businesses for young entrepreneurs to start are often ones that build off any current working knowledge.Unfortunately, most young entrepreneurs instead of auditing their own skill sets, they look for what’s easy and available. They poke around and base their decisions on what appears to be open territory only to begin on the journey and learn the hard lesson that no industry is free from competition and pitfalls.
Many young entrepreneurs do not have sufficient capital and need to keep a job part-time or full time to have a stable income, in order to be able to invest in their passions. Sometimes even the best people need some help to discover which job can be their best choice so many go to CraftResumes to create the best image in front of their employer.
If you want to be an entrepreneur and do not know where to start , your first job should be in sales. It’s obvious but sales skills are always key to any enterprise . A job in this field will teach you to communicate very well, to be persuasive, to read customer needs and to adapt to them, to be friendly and to find quick solutions to customer requirements. You will also be in an environment where you will not necessarily work on a fixed salary but on commissions, so you will be taught to work and raise your level of performance.