Do You Really Know What Being An Entrepreneur Means To You ?

What does being an entrepreneur mean to you? Anyone that is
interested in finding true success throughout their lives can do so,
with the right tools, the right amount of ambition and the knowledge
to make it all happen.

Yet, the entrepreneur, no matter which business he is in he must plan
ahead and find success through much more than just these things. To
be an entrepreneur, you are not just looking for benefits right now.

While you are sure to want your business to truly take off and do
well in its first year, its infancy, it is just as important, if not
more so, that the long term goals that you have match the need that
you have as well.

In the long term, the entrepreneur’s world is much different and much
more unique. To find true success, he needs to think of today as well
as tomorrow-two fold.

How and what will you do to insure that your business, the one that
you have worked so hard to make happen in the first place, is going
to make it in the long term? Although this is not something easy to
do, you can do it with skill.

Throughout this series of articles to follow, you will learn some of
the most essential principals of protecting your business not only
for today, but also for the long term. As a new or aspiring
entrepreneur, you did not think about what the future would hold
because only today mattered.

Yet, now is the perfect time to step back and to find out just what
the best way to manage your business sin the long term is. If you
wish to have a business that allows for success and money in your
pocket down the road, it is essential that you spend some time now
planning for it to happen.

The good news is that you do not have to go to school or be a rocket
scientist to figure this out. In fact, we provide a great deal of the
information and resources that you need here, without any need to
look elsewhere. Of course, we also hope you are inspired to take the
next step and to find the true benefit of your business by putting
these things into action first and foremost.

When you do these things, true success and money in your pocketbook
is all that will matter.

1: Today Isn’t Everything, Really As an entrepreneur, your job is
very detailed. You need to be the creative one. You need to be the
boss. You need to hold the vision of your business at the head of
each and every thing that you do for that business.

But, today isn’t everything. As a business owner, you must remember
the fact that the long term goals and process of your business can
only happen if you plan for it now, not in the day. You have probably
heard people tell you that you need to; “Live in the day!” As an
entrepreneur, this is not possible and should not be the way that you
hold your business agenda. But, why not?

Most of the time, we would like to think that all we really need to
do is to put together a plan and hold onto it. Somehow, things will
fall into place. It has to. That’s all it can do.

Yet, from a business standpoint, there is much more to think about.
For example, you may have employees that need the funds that come
from your business for their day to day expenses.
You may need to take into consideration the overall benefits that you
have in keeping your business going. What about your assets? Will
they make it through the process? How about your cash flow? What will
happen if something does go wrong?

All of these things are really only the tip of the iceberg when it
comes to ruining a business in the long term. The bottom line is that
you need to consider what your business will be like today as well as
ten, twenty and more years down the road.

Think About This Before we get started, it is essential that you
understand two concepts of your business dealings. When you make a
decision in your business, ask yourself these questions first and

1. When I make this decision, what is the short term and immediate
effects of doing so? How does this affect my business today?

2. When I make this decision, what is the long term effect of making
this choice? How will this decision affect my business months and
years from now?

When you take the time to carefully consider decisions that happen in
front of you, you put yourself in charge of your destiny. If you
allow the cards to fall where they may, you may not be in business
six months from now. Therefore, as you work through these decisions,
ask yourself what steps you can take right now that will better your
overall business in the short and the long term. Of course, we should
mention that there is never a for sure way to know what the future

There is no way to know if you are really making the right decision
or not. But, what you have to do here is to insure that you give
tomorrow the best possible chance that you can. Don’t let it just
happen, make today count for tomorrow and tomorrow’s tomorrow too.

To Your Success

Tony Markx