Originally posted in 2009 but the same points are valid today as they were then.
Key Success Strategies For Any Entrepreneur
I had the pleasure of being the “featured speaker” at the BC Small Business
Entrepreneur Showcase and networking event on Oct 7th 2009 in Vancouver.
Oct. is small biz month and these folks have an annual event where they provide
access to seasoned entrepreneurs and a platform to learn. What I have done
in this article is to provide a overview of my presentation. I started my first
business in 1978 and have learned many lessons and have been influenced by
a wide variety of mentors over the years. I have paid a very a big price for these
truths both in study and money. Enjoy!
Presentation to Entrepreneur Showcase, Small Business BC, October 7, 2009 by George Moen, President, Blenz The Canadian Coffee Company.
These are the lessons I’ve learned (so far) in my 38 years of entrepreneurship:
Pursue Your Passion
Work to a Plan
- Develop a detailed plan and a budget.
- Focus on 3 to 4 specific goals for a year.
Have a Mission
Pursue a Debt-Free Life
Always Be A Student
- The only constant is change.
- Only pursue change if there’s a clear and obvious benefit.
- No one can win alone.
…to amplify your efforts.
- Virtual Teams are the structure of the future.
- Your Network is your Net Worth.
Protect Yourself and Your Family
Never, Never, Never Quit