I decided to put a new book on Amazon 90 day pre-release called the "5 Stages To Entrepreneurial Success" . As well we have a new membership platform being developed for the Evolvepreneur.club (stay tuned for news!)
Part of this concept is 5 "people" , I have an artist draw the male versions. We will have female ones as well once its all finalised.
ACTION: Any feedback on the concept would be appreciated and tell me what stage you are currently at?
Below is the 5 stages explained:
So here are the 5 stages to success in the new entrepreneurial world in our view...
Founder - this is the starting point for any new entrepreneur. It's where the magic happens. In order to get from an idea to a product/service/business, you need to make sure your concept has a solid foundation. This is always the exciting part of your journey but you also need to be realistic about what is possible and what financial or physical barriers you will have getting your idea to the next stage.
Explorer - this stage is where an entrepreneur starts their search for the resources they need to get their idea to market. You need to consider things like what software you will be using for websites, eCommerce, autoresponders, contact management. How your idea will look in terms of branding, pricing and delivery. What staff and other contractors you will need to sell your products or service. Who you can attract to help you in terms of referral, affiliates or business partners.
Organiser - this is the vital stage which many entrepreneurs get stuck on. The successful implementation of their ideas is very important and can lead to lost opportunities or even worse project failure. If their choices are not solid in the explorer stage they often end up struggling with the technology side of their business. They can also invest too much in the wrong solutions leaving little money to actually promote their business. They need to find the right people to help them or ensure they understand the solutions they need to implement. Automation is the key at this stage, anything you can do to remove manual handling or staff involvement the better you will be long term.
Investor - this stage is where the entrepreneur is focused on growing their business and investing time and money to see the idea launched into the marketplace. Often entrepreneurs will give up too early or start to second guess themselves at this stage. In addition, if their marketing and sales systems are not in place for automation then processes start to break and too much time is spent on putting out fires. This is the time to start to measure everything you can in your business and plan for your future or exit.
Time-Master - for any entrepreneur having the time to do what they want, when they want and with whom they want is an ultimate goal for anyone. At this stage you are focused on only spending time on what you are good at or what you want to do and the systems and processes handle the backend of your business. Now is the time to leverage your business the next level, sell it or bring in partners or investors. ...