Technology & Skills for Entrepreneurship

You’ve had the business idea of the century. Congratulations. All that remains is the slight snag of getting your business off the ground and making a success of things. Hmm. You might want to make some strong coffee. 

Having a business idea and implementing it are two separate things. One of the stumbling blocks that many entrepreneurs must overcome is a lack of skills (linked to technology). We’re going to cover some of the main technology-based sticking points that you may need to master before your business can flourish.  

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As a side note, you may also benefit from taking the time to consider your funding options. Businesses require startup cash. Without funding, you will have to foot the bill for your expenses. Make sure you research business loans before you end up out of pocket. With that said, let’s continue. 

Accounting and Bookkeeping (Online) 

Accounting and bookkeeping skills are prerequisites of any successful business. Money comes in, and money goes out. If you have only a vague idea of where your money is going, and if you’re not entirely sure how much money you are making, your business finances could be in freefall without you knowing anything about it. 

There are many online accounting software tools available, often offering extras features such as invoicing services. Make sure you spare the time to keep on top of your finances before they come crumbling down.  

Graphic design Software 

You could argue that two of the most pivotal staff members at any company are the graphic designer and the copywriter. These two people decide how the company looks and sounds. 

Graphic designers maintain your online and in-print visual identity. That’s why you may want to look into graphic design as a personal skill – get the look you want to accompany your voice. 

Online Communication Tools

Business doesn’t wait. If you are not up to speed with email, text messaging, and social media updates, you could miss out on your next client. Online communication is 24/7. Australian entrepreneurs that awake to the needs of their clients and communicate with them effectively will experience a greater degree of success. 

Get the Tools and Support You Need

Sooner or later, you are going to need help. You may try to conquer the business world alone, and many entrepreneurs give it their best shot, but you can’t get everything right alone. Other people have been through similar scenarios and found ways of keeping the business going. You can learn from them. 
The unfortunate truth is that many Australian entrepreneurs believe themselves to be impervious to defeat. That just by having a business idea and getting it off the ground, they are a business-minded breed of thought leader that cannot be questioned and needs no help. People who think this way end up going down with the ship. Try to find local guidance wherever it is available. For example, click the link to check out Business Queensland for local small business support.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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