You started a business to make money.

Not just small money either.

You want to get PAID!

You didn’t become an entrepreneur to generate less money than you did as an employee.

It can even be extremely disappointing when you make the same amount of money you did as an employee because you are working 10x harder.

When you earn such a small amount of money, it defeats the purpose of becoming an entrepreneur.

Sadly, a lot of entrepreneurs aren’t making a lot of money.

Being completely honest, a lot of entrepreneurs are struggling to make ends meet every month.

This can be very sobering if you believed that entrepreneurship would enable you to produce a comfortable lifestyle.

You didn’t think that you would be making Bill Gates money, but you believed earning 6 figures was a reasonable goal that could be accomplished.

The problem is that you aren’t currently earning 6 figures. You’re not making anywhere near that amount of money.

You’re a struggling entrepreneur who is struggling to validate your reason for staying committed to your struggling business.

That’s a lot of struggle to deal with! Read More How to Identify & Communicate Your Business’s Value

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I used to go to a lot of networking events in the past. At these events, I would meet a lot of entrepreneurs who were in various stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

There were many individuals who were thinking about starting a business, some who just started a business, and a few who were seasoned entrepreneurs.

What would stand out is how many people were struggling in their business. If they didn’t tell you outright that they were struggling, you could tell by how clueless they would come off when talking about their business.

When I say clueless, I mean that their business didn’t seem fine-tuned. They were basically in the process of hoping shit stuck to the wall so they could make a lot of money in the process.

I find it quite alarming how many entrepreneurs depend on hope and wishes to carry their business towards success. I’m not saying hope is a bad thing. We all hope that our businesses turn out to be what we envisioned.

But, hope and a planned strategy are two completely different things.

I used to work within a small business where people would do a lot of talking and hoping, but there was no strategy in place to execute upon what was discussed.

Then when things would not turn out as talked about, everyone was clueless as to why bad results were produced.

Bad results happened because the business sucked.

Why did the business suck? Because it did not operate as a real business.

So many people are playing at being an entrepreneur.  Their struggling business is a reflection of this playful effort.

You can’t suck at being an entrepreneur and really expect to have a successful business. You’re insane if you believe bullshit produces gold.

Sadly, many aspiring entrepreneurs are misinformed about the entrepreneurial process. Their misguided mindset and mediocre work ethic produces a business that sucks

The question you might be asking yourself, “Does my business suck?”

If you have to question the status of your business then it most likely does suck.

But, if you need further confirmation to verify if your business sucks, continue reading to find out exactly why it sucks. Read More 4 Reasons Your Business Sucks

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It’s a new year. You are excited about the opportunity you have to start fresh.

You are ready to move forward on accomplishing those big goals you have created for yourself.

One goal you are serious about accomplishing this year is creating a successful business.

You have been thinking about business ownership but have never had the courage to take the risk.

Maybe you currently own a business but it isn’t producing the type of results you want.

You want 2017 to be the year your aspiration for a successful business is finally realized.

I completely understand where you are coming from.

I have also claimed 2017 as the year where I will reach levels of success that I have never experienced.

My goals are a little ambitious, though.

I want to create 3 successful online businesses this year.

I know… creating 3 successful online businesses in one year will be quite the challenge.

That’s why this blog is called Entrepreneurial Ambitions — if the goal isn’t ambitious it isn’t worth pursuing.

What I want to do is provide you with the key information on how I plan to create these successful businesses.

The information I’m providing should also be used by you.

You will want to implement these steps into your plans so that your goal of creating a successful business in 2017 is accomplished.

Don’t worry, this isn’t some 50 step guide you want to stop reading after step 10.

These are 4 very simple steps that will lead to big results. That is what you want — BIG RESULTS! Read More How to Create a Successful Business in 2017

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The opportunities that come with entrepreneurship are truly amazing. One year you can be working a dead-end job and dreaming of securing financial freedoms. A year later you can be a thriving entrepreneur who is earning six figures or more due to following your dreams of entrepreneurship.

The transformation of lifestyle permitted by entrepreneurship isn’t something that can be wished for and it magically happens. Unfortunately too many aspiring entrepreneurs believe this is how entrepreneurship works. They are then proven wrong when their wishful thinking doesn’t translate into a successful business.

Along with a belief in one’s self, hard work goes into becoming a successful entrepreneur. When an opportunistic mindset and strong work ethic are combined together, you can produce results beyond the expectations you had previously set for yourself.

Just ask Millennial Mentor Gerard Adams about the financial rewards and opportunities entrepreneurship can produce. Read More Is Gerard Adams the next Tony Robbins?

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Entrepreneurial Ambitions Redevelopment

The Entrepreneurial Ambition’s blog will be undergoing a complete redevelopment. I will be updating all content to improve quality and encourage more engagement.

As I have been working as a ghostwriter, I have learned how to produce the content my target market wants to read on a consistent basis. This has forced me to take a hard look at my past writing, which left me with no other decision but to provide my readers with nothing less than stellar content.

Entrepreneurship involves you analyzing your performance to ensure that you’re always providing the best value possible. Therefore, I’m focused on improving to provide entrepreneurs with the best content focused on entrepreneurship. Read More Redeveloping Entrepreneurial Ambitions

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Over here at Entrepreneurial Ambitions we know that success as an entrepreneur isn’t given to you: It is earned. For all the talk there is from people about wanting to be a successful entrepreneur, the majority rarely follow up their constant talk with persistent action. It is as if they receive more enjoyment from talking about success, rather than experiencing success. This is a backward mentality but is unfortunately how many “entrepreneurs” operate.

 

For every successful entrepreneur there is, there are probably a hundred others, if not more, who are failing or operating a mediocre business. Building success as an entrepreneur isn’t a small feat. It will probably be one of the hardest endeavors you pursue in your life. So much is expected of you and you want to step up and deliver, rather than being seen as a failure.

 

This is why I love to have conversations with individuals who have produced success as an entrepreneur. Their knowledge and insight is valuable information that can be used to help others operate more effectively as an entrepreneur.

 

My recent conversation was with Jordan French, co-founder of reputation management pioneer Status Labs as well as BeeHex, the 3D food printing award winner and media darling. From this conversation, you will learn how Jordan French developed a business that was named to the Inc. 500 and Fast 50 and how he positioned himself to gain more opportunities as an entrepreneur by co-founding BeeHex. Read More Change Agent Jordan French Talks Pioneering Industries at Status Labs, BeeHex

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Do you know what I hate hearing? And I mean really hate hearing.

 

Entrepreneurs who say that they hate selling.

 

What do you mean you hate selling! Selling is what fuels your business. Selling is what puts food on your table.

 

Saying something so stupid as an entrepreneur is irritating.

 

You are probably thinking that I have a background as a professional salesman. Why else would I be so passionate about selling?

 

No, I am not a professional salesman. Although I am a sales affiliate for Dream Big Youth Travel, which is another source of my income.

 

I am just a strong advocate for entrepreneurs knowing how to sell. And not just knowing how to sell, but knowing how to effectively sell. Read More How to Become Effective at Selling!

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