Seven Attributes of Successful Entrepreneurs

M​ost entrepreneurs lead a positive lifestyle not because they earn much, but because they find joy in what they do. Regrets happen as a result of trying to justify perfection in doing things. It is not the case with entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs put attitude in their work and learn from their mistakes. There is no room for complaints in the entrepreneurship field since every mistake is a teacher for perfection. If you aspire to be an entrepreneur, then you must develop an unbeatable attitude and make it a lifestyle.

1. Creativity

Creativity enables entrepreneurs to see opportunities where ordinary people see troubles and distress. This attribute allows entrepreneurs to take high risks but profitable ventures.

2. Determination

An inner force drives entrepreneurs. They see defeat as an n opportunity and not a failure. Entrepreneurs are determined to achieve their goals, no matter what comes their way. I f you are willing to venture into entrepreneurship when you must try, try and try and never think of quitting.

3. Extraordinary Passion 

Entrepreneur’s number one characteristic is that they love what they do. That is why there is no one size business in entrepreneurship. Everyone specializes in what they love doing. They make their job a lifestyle. You may wonder why entrepreneurs put extra energy in their work, yet no one is monitoring them. The fact is that they take their job like ordinary life.

4. Discipline

Entrepreneurship is a personal pursuit, and no one is there to monitor what you do. Therefore you need you to be disciplined.  A self-appraisal will help you stick to your goals and objectives.

5. Self-motivation

When you are self-motivated, you push yourself to achieve your goals and objectives. No one is answerable for your failure apart from you. Even if you don’t receive immediate payback, you need to keep moving.

6. Flexibility

Entrepreneurship is not a static business approach. You need to be flexible enough to take move with the dynamics of technology in every field. You also need a flexible mind for complex problem-solving.

7. Take full responsibility

As an entrepreneur, you don’t need to entertain excuses or shift blames when thing turn another way. Take full responsibility for everything you do. County it on you both success and losses.

How Comedian Desi Banks Used Social Media To Build His Brand

Desi Banks, Atlanta native is an actor, comedian and digital influencer with 2.8 million followers on Instagram and over 3 million followers total on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter combined. He recently rose to the Top 3 of the ​The Hollywood Reporter’​s Top 10 most popular comedians joining Kevin Hart. Desi recently landed a role in the upcoming Will Packer Production film, ​Little​ starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae and created ​Desi Banks Production​ in which he curates digital content, short films, and creates opportunities for writers and actors. We had the chance to speak with him and take a look inside his world to learn more about him.

1) Tell us how you got started in your field
I started my career on social media back in 2012. I started on the Vine platform where we could come up with some of the most creative funny videos in only 6 seconds. I was able to go viral not only once but multiple times, which helped me in building a following where 100k plus people were able to watch.
I switched over to Instagram in 2015 after my college years and that’s when things got serious for me. 15 second comedy clips took me to different stages. I focused so hard and found my purpose in acting and comedy and it has opened up so many doors for me! The doors that opened for me, allowed me to be able to share my gifts and talents not just on social media but also on television live stages.


2) Talk to us about the initial startup stages with your career
In the beginning stages of my career, I started taking acting classes with with Atlanta coach Dwayne Boyd. Through those classes it taught me the professin of acting outside of social media; from scene study, breaking down scripts, improv, to how to navigate in-person auditions.
The biggest thing acting taught me was to find who I was an actor.
I also started stand up comedy, and in the beginning the stages were a little tough LOL! As far as stand up the more you stay on stage, the better you get. It took me time and I’m still learning to this day what jokes work and what jokes don’t work, the process is different from social media because with stand up its only one chance live and that’s it lol. I had to learn to be confident and know the gifts and talents I have are good enough as long I believe they are.


3) What is the most rewarding part for you about what you do?
The most rewarding thing about what I do is seeing how happy people are when I share my gifts and talents with them. To be able to inspire others to tap into their purpose makes it so rewarding!

Desi Banks


4) What has been the biggest lesson about overcoming obstacles and failure that you have learned throughout your business journey?The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that every time you fail its not a failure it’s a learning step. What don’t kill you make you stronger.


5) Tell us about upcoming projects you are working on

The Purpose comedy tour featuring Desi Banks Banks + Friends. I am also starting the audition process for the Desi Banks Web series coming very soon! I’m auditioning, touing and launching a series of merchandise.


6) Leave us with some words of advice you can offer to aspiring and current entrepreneurs/entertainers
Find God, find your purpose and you will be happy and free!


7) What are 3 fun facts most people don’t know about you
I don’t hold back, what you see is what you get. I am very calm at times, not always joking LOL. I love GOD!

Four Side Hustle to Full Time Online Business Ideas to Increase Your Revenue

Making money is not much difficult these days. A person can easily earn a handsome per day, week or a month if he has a good idea to do business. 

As we all know that it is the age of modern technology. Almost everything has been switched into digital form, including business. Now you don’t need a big amount to invest to start a business as you had to do in the past, but you can easily earn through digital sources without any kind of investment.

So, here we are going to describe some of the online businesses that you should be considering to make money:

1. Blogging

Blogging is one of the best online businesses that you can start and earn a handsome amount per month. It is the best source of earning considered in the modern world, because lots of people have already earned a lot doing it

The blog is a kind of website content that offers any kind of useful information to people. This kind of information is offered on some separate platforms that are known as a blog site. Those sites are only used for the purpose to post blogs on it.

So, you can develop your own blogging site and monetize it with any of the accounts to earn from it. By this source, you can get paid by the views and clicks on the link of your website.

2. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning by promoting someone else’s products. Because of the advancement in the digital market, lots of people start selling their products online or start a new business digitally. For such people, there are very low opportunities that any person will visit their website or buy their product. In this case, they search for the websites or businesses that are already running successfully and ask them to promote their products through such popular platforms. So, if your website or business is running successfully, then you can add affiliate marketing as your alternative business.

3. E-commerce Site

Another great idea to earn online or start an online business is setting up an e-commerce site. If you already have a business in which you sell any kind of products locally in traditional ways, then you can expand it by setting up an e-commerce site. As you know that the digital market has been groomed a lot these days. Now every person requires to get a thing at home that they want. Most of the people purchase things such as clothes and garments online instead of going  shopping.

 4. Online Course

If you are good at something like any technical skill or any particular subject, then you can start an online course and earn from it. Most of the people seek for some online solutions for their problems and also pay for them. So, you can use this method to earn online.

Well, consider all the above-described ideas and adopt any of them to start a successful business online.

Hurricane Survivor Turned Entrepreneur Started Her Business During Breast Cancer Recovery

 
Daddy’s Girl BBQ owner Markie Darling, knows all about overcoming obstacles. Her ability to cook came from Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The hurricane destroyed a lot of things however it left a barbecue grill in the backyard. That is how she learned how to cook. Markie can cook anything on the grill, and her catering business in 2015 during the recovery process from being diagnosed with breast cancer in her right breast. We had a chance to catch up with the small business owner and get to know more about the BBQ Queen and her brand.

As a hurricane and breast cancer survivor, how have you been able to remain strong through all of your obstacles?

My faith first and foremost. Cooking is my go to end all be all. It helps me whenever I have an issue. Regardless if its a happy moment or a sad moment cooking ALWAYS helps me.

What motivated your to start your business during your recovery process ?

Cooking is my comfort zone so when one of my Pastors asked me “What is the only thing that you can do and not be paid and still have fulfillment?” I knew then that I needed to start my catering business.

How has the journey of entrepreneurship been so far?

Humbling to say the least. Learning how to establish business relationships,cost containment, profit and loss statements, etc. It has all been very humbling!

 

What is the most rewarding thing about being a caterer for you?

The smile on my clients faces is the more rewarding than EVER!

Favorite dish to make ?

My Original slab of ribs and Jerked Meatballs

What separates you from other chefs and catering services in Atlanta?

With my main focus being food quality and good customer service, I am in a lane all alone and I am loving it!

Give us 3 things that people don’t know about you.

This is a hard one because I am an open book. Ummmmm so I had to call on my friamily (friends who are closer to me than my family)

1.I make more sacrifices than most people will ever know about
2. My finger nails are REAL and I will have a DIVA fit if I were to break one
3. I am very sensitive
4. I make the best BBQ Sauce in the world ( BONUS )

What advice do you have for aspiring caterers

Find and work with a mentor for 2 -3 years before branching out on your own. The knowledge and experience is PRICELESS

What upcoming projects or events are you working on

My 3rd year as the dedicated caterer for 102.5 Praise In The Park on 7/29/17
Also the wedding of the Future MRS. THOMAS on 10/28/17

To learn more visit www.daddysgirlbbq.com and follow her on social media @daddysgirlbbq