Bold Moves You Must Be Prepared to Make to Find Entrepreneurial Success Published June 1, 2018 | By Achim Neumann, President Upon assessing some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our lifetimes, there are some parallels which can be easily drawn between any of these successful men and women. Generally speaking, these forward thinkers succeed because they took a stand, they made hard decisions, they took risks and they stood by those calculated risks. Sure, there were times when hard moves didn’t work out but these are the moments when the very best entrepreneurs learn and go again. The issue with many who want to become successful entrepreneurs, is that they are not prepared to take the plunge and commit to a decision which could benefit their business. Playing it safe has its merits, but if you want true success, these are the type of bold moves which your company should look to make. Marketing Heavy What are the risk and rewards of marketing? The risks are that you invest in a strategy which yields no clients or success, and the rewards are that you grow your brand, drive sales and raise awareness about your company and its products and services. The key to any risk and reward situation is that you put in the work beforehand, to minimize those risks, and marketing is no different. Sure you could throw money at a digital marketing company and hope for the best, but to make this bold move successful, investing time and energy first is the answer. Speculate to accumulate is business 101, and through marketing your business, you can reap great rewards. Going Digital Whether your business operates online or not, it most certainly should have a domineering digital presence. Bold moves involve keeping up with trends and taking the chance to go to where your clients are. Given that we live in a world which is heavily digitalized, you simply cannot afford to not be active in this sphere. It’s amazing how many shop owners will ensure that the place looks neat, tidy and welcoming, yet they don’t consider investing in a sleek and stylish website where they can help to grow their business. Bold moves aren’t always complicated, it is about trying something new, based on relevant information, and working hard to make it a success. Outsourcing So many business owners like to meticulously care for each aspect of their business, incorrectly thinking that this is a positive. In fact, all that will happen in such a circumstance is that business owners will spend too much time in the minutiae rather than overseeing the business on the whole, employees will become frustrated and the business overall will be far less dynamic. Through taking the bold step to outsource as much as your business as you see fit, you can improve production, service and quality whilst streamlining the business to increase success. It can be easy to get stuck in the details of the business, take the bold step to hand off responsibility and you will be able to enjoy the benefits that this brings. Being bold involves calculated risks but it doesn’t mean you should be reckless, the key is to base your decisions on facts, align the infrastructure and then make the hard move that could improve the fortunes of your business.