Here are my top five tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in technology.
Tip number one, networking.
Networking is essential when you’re starting out as a tech entrepreneur.
If you’re interested in a particular continent or particular country or particular area of the tech industry, then you can really get into those niches and meet people that are experts in those industries.
Tip number two, surround yourself with the right people, whether it be people in your industry or people that are in your social circle, those that you spend the most time with are going to have the most influence on your life. It’s really key that you are around those who can, I suppose, let off the right type of energy.
Tip number three, invest in yourself. As far as I’m concerned, you should be the first investor in your company. Whether it’s time or money, you definitely need to be the one who invest in yourself first, it is key.
As you grow as a business and as a person, it’s not just about trying to build the business, you’ve got to think about building yourself as a human being, and self-development goes hand-in-hand with professional development.
Tip number four is, build a strong team. You’ve got to at some point know where your weaknesses lie. Building a business isn’t easy and you may not have all elements that you need to build that business, so it’s good to identify where you may be less strong and find those people that can fit into those missing gaps.
Tip number five, know your customer and what they need. It may sound like an obvious thing to say.
Everybody knows who they want to target, but it’s really important that you really go out and hone in on who your customer really is, because they’re going to have a huge impact across the whole line of your business right from how you align your values with them to which social media platforms you use.
This is not about just thinking of what you think your customer might want, you may have to actually go out, well, I suggest you do go out onto the ground and meet your customer and hear from them the things that they want and that they need and see how your solution fits with them or doesn’t so you know overall
you need to pivot or change the way in which you’re communicating with them. Those are my top five tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in Tech.