Small Business in a Big World

October 3, 2008

How Did You Get the Confidence to Start Your Business?


Anita Campbell raised a question in Small Business Trends where she is the Editor-in-Chief about how did a few entrepreneurs get the confidence to start their business.

Below, I quoted Andru Edwards’ response from whose thoughts I believe is very related in our quench for starting our business and the importance of setting of small business goals.

“Setting Goals” says Andru Edwards, GearLive.com:

When I decided to start Gear Live, it was with the knowledge that I knew I could do it, and that I wanted to strive to be one of the best at what I did. I really do think it is all about drive. When it came to confidence, I was simply confident that I could not only do it, but do it very, very well. With that goal in mind, I forged ahead, and never took my eye off of that goal.

Starting a company on your own is tough, and there are a lot of moments where you are going to question whether it was the right move, or whether you should throw in the towel. I decided that I wouldn’t throw in the towel until I hit my goal. If my goal was to be one of the best, then I couldn’t stop until I got there

In my estimation, if you don’t have the desire to be the best, and would instead be happy with the status quo, then you are in the wrong business. Find something you are passionate about, something that you know you can always get behind, and something that you absolutely, without a doubt, want to achieve. Once you find that, your confidence will be more than enough to not only start a business, but having a very good chance of succeeding.

You can check out other answers from more entrepreneurs in this post – How Did You Get the Confidence to Start Your Business?

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