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The Power of Starting Small: Lessons from a Networking Event for Entrepreneurs

By Alieu Jallow, 4 weeks ago.

It is said that entrepreneurs are the backbone of any economy. They are the ones who take risks to turn their ideas into reality and create jobs for others. But starting a business can be a daunting task, and it's important to remember that it all starts with a small step.

At a recent networking event for entrepreneurs, business support organizations, and NGOs, the guest speaker, Saul Frazer, shared a valuable piece of advice: "It is very important to start small and in doing so, you need to have paying customers that are willing to pay for the value you create for them."

This statement couldn't be more true. Starting small means that you can test your idea and see if it has a viable market before investing too much time, money, and resources into it. It's important to remember that a business is not about creating something that you think people should want; it's about creating something that people actually want. And the best way to find out if there's a market for your idea is by finding paying customers.

Saul's words were a reminder to the audience that it's not about how big your business is, but about how much value you can create for your customers. If you can provide a service or product that people are willing to pay for, then you've found your market. And from there, you can grow and scale your business.

But, it's not just about the idea, to be a successful entrepreneur you also need to surround yourself with a supportive network. These kinds of networking events provide a valuable opportunity to learn from others and make connections that can help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

So, thank you Saul Frazer for taking the time to share your valuable insights with the next generation of entrepreneurs. And, a big thank you to the organizers of the event for creating a platform for networking and learning from one another.

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Networking events like the one described are great opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded people, to share knowledge, and to gain inspiration. These events are also a valuable way to promote and grow a business. A network of supportive individuals is often essential in order to maintain momentum and stay motivated as an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur it's important to always look for opportunities to learn and network with others, they can be a great source of mentorship and support as you grow your business.

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