How to Keep the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive in Your Company


One of the most thrilling aspects of starting a new business is the idea of venturing out into uncharted territory and taking risks that may or may not pay off. It's a scary yet exhilarating period of time for many business owners. But once you've achieved a certain level of success, it's easy to let that entrepreneurial excitement slip away, and when it does, you could lose some of the motivation that's kept you ticking to this point.

So how can you continue to act like an entrepreneur even when your company is already well established? Here are some tips that will help you to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive:

1) Let your desires run wild.

Every step you take with your business starts with an idea or desire. You need to be motivated to take the efforts to act on that desire. Let yourself get caught up in the wonder of what achieving this desire could do for your business. It's so easy to get caught in the trap of rejecting your own ideas before they've even left the brainstorming stage. You need to allow yourself to dream big before you can act big.

2) Approach investments like an entrepreneur.

If you've got the desire to take a big step with your company, approach that scenario like an entrepreneur would. Consider what you would like to invest to be able to make that possible. This is different than the usual entrepreneur mindset of “what can I afford to lose?” because you've already achieved a certain level of success, but it still has the same excitement and risk that entrepreneurs thrive on.

3) Put together a team to help you accomplish your goals.

Assembling your first ever team when you build your company is an exciting stage for any entrepreneur. When you're working on a major project within your company, putting together the project team can have that same sort of thrill. Evaluate who would be best suited to help out with the project, and recruit new employees when necessary.

4) Go for it!

When you've made the proper preparations, take action and let yourself become immersed in the excitement of the moment!

Just because you've now got a stable company doesn't mean you have to forgo all excitement and adventure. You can still be an entrepreneur within your own company. Contact us at Viral Solutions for more pointers.


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Thomas von Ahn | Chief Elephant Slayer | Viral Solutions LLC

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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.