What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial

Steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur

by Dr. Axel Lüsse, owner and founder of Lüsse Consulting

Further topics:
Define goals:
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Company goals:
What you as an entrepreneur / start-up / founder should know about company goals »
Corporate management:
3 steps for a successful company management »
Controlling:
Controlling as an important success factor - tasks, functions and fundamentals simply explained for entrepreneurs »

Every entrepreneur strives for success and wants to be successful - but what does that actually mean?

What is a Successful Entrepreneur?

In general, success is understood to mean the achievement of goals that you have set yourself.
So we are successful in judging whether our actions have led to the achievement of our goals. This applies both to private goals, for example if you want to complete your running route in a certain amount of time, or to business goals, such as achieving a certain level of sales in the financial year.
So you can only tell if you are a successful entrepreneur if you have set business goals.

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1. Definition of corporate goals

Therefore, the first step to business success is knowing exactly what your business goals are.

It is important to ensure that you define them correctly. For example, you can use the widely used SMART method to do this. You can also use the goals to manage employees.

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2. Goal-oriented corporate management

As a second step, the goal-oriented management of your company is important.

You can achieve this through a systematic corporate management process consisting of planning, management and control.

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With this iterative approach, you can constantly check whether your actions are effective and adapt them if necessary.

So you always have your business success in view.

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