As an entrepreneur himself, Paul Herdsman recently wrote an article about what it takes to be a successful one. He has started a number of companies himself. He co-founded ATS Digital in February 2014 and used to be its chief operating officer. He also founded NICE Global at the same time which he located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. NICE Global offers a full suite of business solutions to its clients.
Paul Herdsman emphasized positive attitude, is what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. People who have a positive attitude can solve problems that crop up and also have quite a bit more energy. He wrote that people trying to increase how positive they are should start with expressing their gratitude to others.
It also takes a willingness to take risks. Failure is always a possibility, but you will never know if a business idea you have will succeed or not until you try it. Paul Herdsman said he had an idea that differentiated NICE Global from other companies in the same industry. He was willing to take the risk of getting this company started because he assessed all of the risks ahead of time and decided it was a good risk to take on his part.
What can really help a company succeed is if you as the founder really enjoy the work you do, Paul Herdsman says. Running your own company takes a lot of time and effort. He says you really need to be passionate about what your company does so that you’re willing to pour in all this work. He wrote you should also build a team of other passionate people because nobody can really go it alone in business.
Paul Herdsman is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. One of the companies he worked for after graduating was JM Family Enterprises, Inc. in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He worked for this company from 2001 to 2004 before joining iS3, Inc. in May of that year as their Business Development Director. He continues to work and live in the greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale area as well as frequently traveling to Jamaica for business meetings.
Learn more about Paul’s business strategies in his 12 Success Tips for Entrepreneurs From NICE Global CO-Founder Paul Herdsman