Business Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

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Many of the world's most successful businesses were founded by young men and women with barely any “real world” experience. So if you're a student or in your 20s and have a business idea, don't let your age stop you from going for it!

Here are some tips that have helped many other young entrepreneurs find major levels of success with their business endeavors:

Love what you do. In the end, your business isn't going to be a major success if you aren't passionate about it. Find a business idea that fits in line with your biggest interests and dreams, because you're much more Entrepreneurslikely to commit yourself to something you love than something that you only see as a means to a pay check.

Know what you want out of your business. Do you view it simply as a side project, or is it something that you want to turn into your life's work? The answer to this question will give you a better idea of how you can arrange your priorities and organize your time.

Don't be afraid to make a splash. If you've got a radical, fresh, original idea, don't be afraid to go for it! Maybe no one has ever found success with a business like your idea, but that doesn't make it a bad idea; it makes you a great thinker.

Seek a mentor. Experience does count for a lot, and there is a lot that you can learn from other entrepreneurs and business leaders. Find a mentor who can guide you through business formation and answer any questions that you have about starting your own business and helping it find success.

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Get the word out. From the minute you begin working on your business idea, make sure that you get the word out through a wide variety of marketing channels, especially social media. Young entrepreneurs have become particularly excellent with viral marketing, so this is an avenue that you should definitely explore.

Don't lose confidence. There are going to be failures. You will almost definitely not find overnight success. But you need to stay resilient and not lose confidence; the moment that you lose faith in yourself or your business idea, you have already defeated yourself. Learn to accept failures as learning experiences and stay patient.

Viral Solutions is here to help out entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you turn your passion into a well-organized model for success.

Thomas von Ahn | Chief Elephant Slayer | Viral Solutions LLC

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Watch out elephants! This slayer of business challenges comes with 30 years of record breaking sales, marketing, operations, training and leadership experience . He has worked face-to-face with 100’s of small business owners as well as large firms. His love of creating, communicating, developing and executing results for clients shines with each project, publication and training event. His entrepreneurial spirit, passion, industry experience, education, problem-solving prowess, charismatic personality and been-there-done that attitude leads his client focused approach.

 


At Viral Solutions we are committed to seeing YOU succeed. It is our goal to grow your business with proven digital marketing strategies that will help your business for the long haul.

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About Thomas von Ahn

With more than 30 years of experience in B2B sales across various industries, Thomas has unique insight into both the offline and online sales sphere. It was during his time in the trenches that Thomas noticed a recurring theme: Though business owners are knowledgeable about their craft or trade, they often struggle to market and sell to their prospects. This realization is what prompted Thomas and his now business partner, Christine, to bring Viral Solutions to life. Since starting the company, Thomas has been able to assist countless business owners in developing a solid marketing plan based upon sound marketing strategy, then assigning the marketing tactics to a team of talented employees, and, finally, watching those actions unfold—his true passion.

Though Viral Solutions is on Thomas’ mind 24/7, he does occasionally take a break to cheer on the Green Bay Packers and enjoy his adopted home of Wisconsin. Much of his family also works at Viral Solutions, and this closeness with family and employees is the cornerstone of the Viral Solutions culture.