1. The way you do your current job in the enterprise that is not yours, but for which you are paid salaries, will not be much different from the way you would end up doing the business that is your own. You cannot get used to mediocrity in the employ of another and suddenly become diligent when you set up your own business.
2. See your business as your life.
3. Always nourish your business like a human body for optimum performance.
4. Never remain in your comfort zone. Start getting bothered when everything gets too rosy and juicy. Learn to leave your comfort zone as soon as you notice that everything is seeming easy and okay for your business.
5. Try to do things differently from the way others do, especially competitors who offer the same services or sell the same products.
6. Do not underrate the need for staff training. It would be unfair to blame staff for incompetence when they are not trained first to be proficient or knowledgeable.
7. It's an entrepreneur who thought he knew it all that would not subject himself to training.
8. Do not to hire people you could not fire when the situation warranted.
9. Watch out for credit sales - they can usually be responsible for the death of businesses.
Read the full piece in THE ENTREPRENEUR, Autobiography of Olabode Adetoyi, CEO of Hi-Nutrients.
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