become an entrepreneur

How to become an entrepreneur at University?

Did you know that 88% of America’s millionaire entrepreneurs owe their success to starting a business right after university?

People like any of us but with a subtle difference. They took action.

Instead of thinking about the obstacles, they focused on the opportunities and stuck to their beliefs until they made their dreams come true.

And, if they could do it, why couldn’t you? 

Would you like to be your own boss and give the world a different view of reality? 

At CIS University we will give you all the tools and support you need to become an entrepreneur and start shaping your future at university.

 

7 skills you need if you want to become an entrepreneur at University

If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, in addition to being a curious and passionate person, you must train your power skills.

The problem is that, despite being essential both to carry out a professional entrepreneurship and to enjoy a fuller life, most universities do not contemplate the development of these skills in the syllabus. 

Which, from our point of view, is a big mistake. 

That is why at CIS University we offer our undergraduate students a coaching service to accompany them during this process of personal growth

Because, in the end, education is not only learning about a subject, but also discovering what we can become, don’t you think?

So, if you want to become an entrepreneur, it is not enough to study a university degree, you must also develop the following skills:

 

1 – Time management

Learning to manage time effectively is a key skill to increase your productivity. Knowing how to prioritize and differentiate between what is urgent and what is important will help you keep stress under control and achieve a balance between your personal and professional life.

 

2 – Leadership skills

Running an entrepreneurship entails having to develop your leadership skills because, although it is very likely that at the beginning you will be alone in the company, the idea is that over time you will scale the business and finish managing your own team.

 

3 – Persuasion 

Being a good entrepreneur requires you to learn how to sell. You will have to sell your ideas to investors to get funding, sell your product to customers, sell your business to potential partners. Sell, sell and sell. In this context, your persuasion skills will become your best allies.

 

4 – Business vision

Being able to detect unresolved needs, emerging market niches or the way to improve an existing product is essential to become an entrepreneur. As they say, everything starts with an idea and if you learn to read your environment correctly, you will be halfway there.

 

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5 – Persistence 

Starting a business from zero is not easy, and there will certainly be many inconveniences and difficulties. 

However, there is a rule that says that to achieve success in any field you only have to dedicate 10,000 hours to that area

Therefore, no matter how many times you fail or things don’t go as you expected, it’s just a question of time and adaptability. So don’t give up. 

 

6 – Adaptability

This is the reason why most entrepreneurships fail in the first year, because they are not able to rectify if necessary. Persistence is critical, but knowing how to rectify mistakes and pivot whenever the business needs it is equally important.

 

7 – Risk tolerance

Becoming an entrepreneur is the closest thing to buying a roller coaster ticket. You have to be prepared for the ups and downs and understand it as part of the journey. If you are not able to assume this, you might better forget about entrepreneurship.

 

Seen like this, all together, they can be a bit dizzying. But remember that skills can also be trained and if you decide to study at CIS University you will have all our support to achieve it. 

 

Steps to becoming an entrepreneur at CIS University

So, what steps do you need to take to become an entrepreneur?

 

1 – Get an education

The first thing you should do is choose a university that offers you the necessary tools to become an entrepreneur with guarantees. Consulting the testimonials of their alumni may help you make the decision. 

 

2 – Build a strong network of contacts

You know what they say: “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. That is why it is so important to start creating your own network of contacts from the university. Quality contacts at an international level because, if you want your business to grow and go far, you will have to see the market globally. 

 

3 – Train your communication skills

Training your communication skills is always a good idea, but if you also want to become an entrepreneur you will need to develop extra persuasive skills to make your sales pitch more convincing.

Participating in our CIS debat club can help you achieve this.

 

4 – Design your own business plan

For something to work you have to make a plan, and your business is no exception. In our entrepreneurship program in Miami we will teach you how to do it and, in addition, you will be in contact with other entrepreneurs and we will help you develop all the skills you need to start your business successfully.

 

5 – Go for it

Do you remember the difference between millionaire entrepreneurs and the rest of the population?

 

Well, now it’s your turn. Will you take action? 

Contact us for more information.