Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring to be one? this blog is for you!
We learned about the struggles that plague entrepreneurs and are on a quest to provide solutions.
This is a safe space curated for every startup/existing business to access a step-by-step guide to starting, running, maintaining, and growing a business.
Our team’s major goal is business literacy. We aim to orient business enthusiasts through research, interviews, collected data, and a lot more materials on how to successfully run their business past the first three years(incubation period). We also aim to provide access to necessary tools for you to thrive in your respective fields during and after the incubation period.
We’re not here to reinvent the wheel (our overarching goal is to reinvent the wheel in the context of Nigeria especially. So this sentence shouldn’t be here). We’re here to walk you through methods/models that have been proven by successful businesses to be effective.
We’re not here to bore you with long lectures like you would find in most spaces around the internet but precise information that is relevant to you and your business.
Welcome to Platr, let’s help you grow.
Who is an Entrepreneur?
Merriam-Webster says “a person who is willing to risk the loss of money by starting a business to make more money” but it’s so much more than that.
Entrepreneurs often start from a point of creative innovation, passion, identifying an opportunity, and dare to make a difference with their ideas (or just don’t want to stick to the regular status quo of working a 9-5, and end up working 24/7 nonstop).
So, which one of these four(4) types of entrepreneurs are you?
Did you stumble upon your idea? you didn’t actively work to get it or you’re not actively trying to get your business from where it is, and it works for you just fine (I don’t get this) — then you’ll be referred to as a coaster.
This is free-range entrepreneurship. It works for some and doesn’t for others.
Do you restrict your operations to your available resources? You limit your business to be sustainable to the nearest future — conditioning your business to the “you never know” factor so you’d rather be able to produce for the nearest future than take the risk of “crossing the bridge when you get there”.
Then you are a conservative entrepreneur.
Would you stop at nothing to achieve your goals through whatever means necessary? This would include taking risks to work on what’s next, what comes after that, and three times ahead of that. There’s always a variety of options to choose from if the first one fails.
If you’re not free ranging, conserving, but going all out to get things done, then you’re an aggressive/Proactive entrepreneur.
Do you see a system(product/service) and think of how differently it can be designed to be better and more functional? This doesn’t align with mediocrity, there’s always a 6th way to use a 5 way-defined system. People in this category are often creators of difference (doesn’t have to be the person who builds the idea, but they’ll think it in the best way possible).
Would you say you do not stay in the box waiting to stumble upon an idea, but go outside to put more in? Then this is your category, you are revolutionary.
Did you see a category you fall under here?