When starting a business, it’s exciting at first. But, you quickly realize how tough it can be without the right resources and guidance.

Starting a business is one of the most challenging and rewarding things. It takes hard work, dedication and often years of trial and error before you find success. So, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before starting your own company.

1Make a commitment

Starting a business is hard work, and you need to be in it for the long run. It can’t be something that you dabble in when you have time. You must make sacrifices to see your company grow, and if your heart isn’t in it 100%, then it’s probably not worth doing at all.

2Give up your free time

When you start a business, it’s unlikely that you’ll see your friends as frequently as before. You may end up working weekends and late evenings for years to come, and this will remain the case even after you begin earning money. It takes a tremendous amount of effort to build a company into a success, so you will need to sacrifice other things in your life.

3Get good at selling yourself

Even the best products and services can’t sell themselves, so you need to know marketing. You don’t have to be the best salesperson in the world, but you do have to be able to convince people that your products and services are worth buying. That requires selling yourself on your product or service first.

4Find the right mentors and coaches

Starting a business can be challenging, and you’ll probably make many mistakes along the way. People don’t become successful overnight – they get there slowly. But, with the right network, they can achieve their goals faster. Successful entrepreneurs are willing to spend their money on coaches because it saves them from making expensive mistakes. Surround yourself with successful business owners.

5Find a product or service that the market lacks

If starting a business was easy, then everyone would do it. If you’re going to succeed, you’ll need a product or service that people want or need. Ideally, your product or service should solve an existing problem in a better way than anyone else is doing it.

In the end, starting a business isn’t for everyone. But if you’re going to do it, make sure you’re committed and able to make the sacrifices necessary for success. It’s a tough road with a high chance of failure, but if you can find a need in the market and fill it better than anyone else, then starting your own company may be worthwhile.

In 2021, I was on a show called Undercover Billionaire where I was challenged to build a $1 million dollar in 90 days. Not only did I reach my goal, but I also crushed it.

I’m sharing the strategies I used to build that business in a FREE workshop. If you’re starting a business, this is one training video that you need to watch.

Be Great,

Grant Cardone

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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.