Entrepreneurship is not something any woman can fake her way through; you are either doing it right or not doing it right simple. There are no ways around it.
Entrepreneurship is a way of life that offers unlimited possibilities to women who truly believe in it and live by it. But at the same time, entrepreneurship is a way of life that can totally alter the course of your life if you misunderstand it.
Here are some reasons why you are not making it as an entrepreneur.
1. Your primary motivation is making money
This is one of the most obvious reasons why most entrepreneurs fail. If your primary motivation for being in business is to acquire wealth rather than to create and add value, then you’ve started off on the wrong foot. If the drive for money supersedes the drive to create innovative products/services that will add value to your target market, then is time for some serious soul searching.
The purpose of entrepreneurship is not the accumulation of money but the creation of value-adding products/services that will help make the world a better place for all. Wealth is a result of consistently providing solutions to the problems of humanity.
2. Lack of focus
Entrepreneurship is about using your passion to make a positive contribution for the benefit of others. Stop doing what everyone else can do and start doing what only you can do exceptionally well.
Focus on your core areas of strength. Trying to do more than one thing at a time eventually not achieving excellence in any. As an entrepreneur, your success or failure will be as a result of how well you maximize your strengths.
3.Lack of knowledge
By consistently focusing on personal development and self-improvement through reading (books, blogs, magazines, etc.), attending seminars, business development training, executive mentorship or coaching programs, membership to a business club or network, you are doing your business more help than you think.
An entrepreneur on the path to failure won’t see the need to develop his/her business IQ because of the quest for money. Such an entrepreneur feel the business is all about how much you can make. The fact that how much you can make is a function of how much you know and how much you can do is usually ignored.
4. Fear of failure
Having the fear of failure is another reason why entrepreneurs fail in business. Entrepreneurship is about unleashing your passion and creativity to do something that you truly care about. It doesn’t matter whether what you have in mind to create is popular or generally acceptable, what matters is that it mattered enough to you that you are willing to do whatever it takes to make your idea become a reality.
5. Poor money management
The entrepreneur on the path to failure is the one who is extravagant –the habit of being excessively flamboyant, wasteful, or spending money irrationally. Thrift or frugality is a requirement for your entrepreneurial journey if you hope to become successful. How else do you intend to succeed if you cannot effectively manage the resources in your disposal?
A good way to avoid being extravagant is to look into financial management systems and to classify your expenses well. Place yourself on salary, this is very important. You must never take what is not yours, make it a priority to put aside and redeploy all excesses created by the business back into the business.
6. Lack of vision
Entrepreneurs fail for lack of vision. The entrepreneur on the path to doom is the one that will never think of tomorrow. If you cannot literally see yourself and your business far into the future beyond today, then you are on the path to destruction.
Why would you want to go into business just for today’s sake alone? Why would you want to build a business the world will no longer remember after you are gone? The essence of entrepreneurship is to perpetually be of service to humanity.