Eric Ries calls it a MVP or minimum viable product in his book “The Lean Startup”. Again, call it whatever you want. But the point here is to start serving your target customer in small ways; and sometimes at no cost to them.
The desire to succeed by South Africans has resulted in an entrepreneurial culture, which continues to grow at an encouraging rate that is vital to fuel economic development in the country in 2012 and beyond.
While people can learn the principles of entrepreneurship, I think it is very hard to train someone to be an entrepreneur. The steps and the risks needed to succeed in your own business cannot be taught. Ultimately, building a successful business and a legacy is about passion; having a vision and sticking to it.
Starting a business and finding the right concept and vision is a gruelling process.
- The curse of perseverance: How to tell a rough patch from a meltdown (bjconquest.com)
- Today’s Entrepreneur – Today’s Entrepreneur: Evan Paul (vator.tv)
- 12 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs (goulddesigninc.wordpress.com)
- Are You An Entrepreneur Or Are You Dreaming? (ruralstops.blogspot.com)