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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Ustrzycki

Tips for New Entrepreneurs

I have spent over 3 years building my brand from just an idea. I’ve learned so many tips and tricks in order to build the thriving community of #courtsathletes.

I’ve put together a list of 13 tips for new entrepreneurs to build a successful business:

1. Challenge yourself.

Learn something new every day!

2. Do what you love.

When you love what you do, the passion is naturally there. It’s not forced. You’re way more likely to commit to something and be successful.

3. Take risks.

You won’t know what’s on the other side if you don’t go take a peek right?


4. Believe in your brand.

When you wholeheartedly believe in your brand, it’s easy to talk about it and sell your product. Don’t talk bullshit because people will notice. People always find out the truth.

5. Listen to your clients.

You want them to trust you, right? So listen to their comments and feedback! Ask them questions, get them involved in your brand too. When they can provide their input, they’ll see that you care.

6. Take action and follow through.

Ideas are awesome, but if you don’t take action, nothing happens. Make a plan, and make it happen!

7. Understand that you’re going to have to hustle.

Nothing’s going to get handed to you in life, especially when you’re starting with nothing. Be prepared to work long hours, cancel plans, miss family events and pull out your hair. Everyone’s done it.

8. Manage your energy, not your time.

Your energy limits what you can do with your time, so manage it wisely.

9. Build a team.

No one succeeds alone, and those who try will lose to a great team every time. Build your own great team to compliment your success. Networking!

10. Know your goals.

Make them stand out. Post them around your house. Remind yourself daily. When you see it, you’re more likely to have them at the top of mind and work towards them every day.

11. Learn from mistakes.

They’re going to happen. You’re going to have failures. But learn from them. Take them as opportunities for growth. Keep a positive mindset. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn.

12. Find your niche.

Understand the industry that you’re in and find out how you can separate yourself from everyone else. For me, online coaches are a dime a dozen, but I’ve managed to clearly set myself apart from everyone else. Ask any of my athletes and they’ll tell you the same!

13. Deliver more than expected.

Over-delivery makes the world of differences. Show your clients that you actually care. They’ll appreciate it more than you think!

Being an entrepreneur takes a strong mind and hell of a lot of perseverance. There’s going to be more break downs than break-throughs, but if you can persevere, you’ll come out on top!

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