Once upon a time, there lived this driven young man who dreamed about becoming an entrepreneur. One day, he used all his allowance to purchase different coloured do-rags and sell them out of his locker at school, turning his allowance money into pure profit!
That young man’s name was Ross Simmonds, host of Young PR Pros.
In this episode, Ross takes the hosting chair as our resident expert on entrepreneurship ? giving Kristine a break.
Given our recent episode on the definition of PR, it was fitting to start off the show by stating the definition of entrepreneurship. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money. But Young PR Pros knows that it is so much more. Some of the words that come to us when we think of entrepreneurship is: freedom, accomplishment and passion. What words would you add?
In this episode we talk about what you need to make the leap to entrepreneurship: factors you need to consider, and tips and advice for starting out. We also explore fears, what prevents people from becoming an entrepreneur and how can they overcome those hurdles.
We pull from outside experts, real young entrepreneurs trying to make a living today as entrepreneurs: Bryant McNamara, Darcy Boucher and Kate Headley. Listen to the full episode to hear their tips and advice for young entrepreneurs looking to break into the world of PR and communications. In fact, a lot of the advice works for any entrepreneur.
Finally, Ross himself gives us his expertise and offers some great advice for aspiring entrepreneurs:
- Learn to say no.
- Do your research and ask yourself: is there someone in this world that would pay for this product/service?
- Don’t wait, start reading up on entrepreneurship now. Listening to the podcast is the first step.
- Multitasking is a myth.
Don’t forget to tune in to the entire episode; don’t miss our Lessons Learned segment at the very end.
We want to hear from you, what did you learn from this episode?