There is no age requirement in business. There is no such thing as “too old” and definitely, no such thing as “too young.” As long as you have aspirations of greatness, you are free to venture into the world of entrepreneurship.
Intimidation is a great weapon overused in the business world, and young entrepreneurs, with their unstable stance, often become victims of the more experienced players. The business world can be tough to young entrepreneurs, but their inexperience and age should not become the reason to fail. The business world knows no age, as long as you can play the game right.
Here are five very important tips that young entrepreneurs can use:
Do something you love. Passion is still the best fuel and if you do something that you are most passionate about, then: a. You will not tire, at all. You will be invigorated to move on further even if the road you are traveling on is a dangerous one. b. You will most likely excel. People who love what they are doing find it easier to work, and perform their tasks, so they always produce exemplary results. Do not be afraid to be different. One of the advantages that youth brings is the freshness of ideas. Take advantage of this and have an edge over all your competitors. Introduce something that no one else has thought of, and win the crowd with your innovation and originality. Write out a plan. Plans are like blueprints and maps– they are guides that will: a. direct you towards your preferred destinations, b. constantly remind you of what you have to do, in case you lose your way and your focus, Be ready and prepared to fight a good fight. The journey you are about to take is not going to be an easy one. You will encounter monsters of different kinds and they will succeed at destroying you if you are not careful, at all. You will be belittled and you will be looked down upon. When this happens, you can either choose to be affected by it, or you could dismiss it and just continue on. You will receive more discouragements than encouraging words; and you choose not to be affected by this in a negative way. Make good use of available resources. Another great thing about youth is the affordance of the availability of resources. You may not have enough money for capital, but you have to realize that your youth can come with advantages such as: a. your parents who will be more than willing to fund your small endeavors b. relatives and friends whose support and assistance can be solicited, free of charge c. your school, where some equipment or resources will be made available for your use
Many of the business giants today started out as young entrepreneurs yesterday. You too can be like them so do not let your age be a reason to stop you from working your way towards success.