Things They Didn't Tell Us About Entrepreneurship - Networking

Every entrepreneur knows that there’s some things we just don’t talk about in entrepreneurship. Those topics include: financials, competition, and hype as it relates to innovation. But there’s one other topic that we tend to avoid: like-minded people, Like-Minded People are a Must. 

There’s a lot of talk about entrepreneurship, but there’s not as much on how important it is to have like-minded people around you. No matter what kind of business you’re starting, whether it be a brick-and-mortar shop or an online startup, having people who are going through the same thing as you makes things easier.

When starting out, you’ll need some support from others who will help in any way possible. If someone isn’t able to do this for whatever reason (family obligations, work commitments), then they probably shouldn’t be involved in your business anyway. When looking for other entrepreneurs who share your vision and values, make sure they can offer at least one thing that will benefit both parties: perhaps their expertise in marketing or customer service?

Tips for finding like-minded people

Finding like-minded people to work with is crucial to your success. You need people who are as dedicated, driven and passionate as you.
How do you find them? Here are five tips:

  1. Look for people who have similar interests as you. If you love horror movies and they hate them, that’s not going to work out well in the long run.
  2. Also look at their careers; if they’re an accountant and don’t understand what it’s like to run a business or even think about starting one, then chances are they won’t be able to relate or offer advice when needed.
  3. Look for people who are in the same industry as you. If all of your friends have jobs where their main focus is customer service but yours is accounting, then chances are these two groups will never interact with one another.
  4. Be yourself

You are the only you that exists in the universe. There is no other version of you somewhere else in another dimension. You, right here and now, with all your quirks and habits and mannerisms are what makes you who you are—and it’s important to embrace this fact!
You should never try to be anyone else because it’s impossible.

Embrace who you truly are as an entrepreneur so that others can do the same! This doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with changing or learning from others experiences—it just means that there’s a time for everything.

There is no substitute for being yourself and finding like-minded people.