how to be successfull as a business owner

LifeHacker’s “Getting To Done: Don’t be an employee” offers tips on how to success once you’ve started your own business:

As some of you may know, I recently started my own company. It’s going well and I’m learning a whole lot about how to run a business. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned so far – something anyone thinking about going into business for themselves should know – can be summed up in four words:

Don’t be an employee.

In order to successfully work for yourself you need to get yourself out of the traditional employee/employer relationship. In fact, that could be good advice for just about everyone. Putting yourself in the driver’s seat and taking an attitude of control towards your career is the best thing you can do to advance it.

Tips to consider:

  • Choose to change
  • Work harder and smarter
  • Don’t make excuses
  • Master your time
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Communicate
  • Lead by example
  • Embrace risks
  • Be flexible
  • Own it!
  • Don’t settle for average
  • Stick up for your passions

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