The key to being a great business owner is to first learn how to become a great employee, according to a leading management consultant.
Steve Tobak, who is a managing partner of Invisor Consulting, has claimed that aspiring business owners can prepare for entrepreneurship by showing great honesty, commitment and loyalty in their current job.
In an article for inc.com, Tobak advised readers to concentrate on their achievements rather than self-promotion. He also warned against whining or becoming power-hungry. This advice is likely to stand anyone in good stead whether building their own brand or looking to start a franchise.
“All the accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders I know built their success on a solid foundation. What starts with your parents and teachers, continues with your managers and mentors. Maybe you’ll become the manager, the teacher, the successful leader – but only if you were a great employee first,” Tobak concluded.
Deb Koen, who regularly completes business advice columns for democratandchronicle.com, has weighed in with her view on this subject.
In her latest blog, she advised readers to compare themselves with business owners they admire in order to judge their readiness for entrepreneurship.
“Make it a point to observe small business owners you would like to emulate,” she said.