Best ways to learn about business as a young web developer.
So, you are a pretty good web developer and you made the decision to start your own business…
Problem is: You know nothing about businesses!
Don’t worry, in this post we’ll talk about a couple of great ways (that I consider to be very effective) to learn the basics…
1. Watch YouTube videos and read blogs about entrepreneurship
Chances are you’re reading this blog post on a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop (except if you have access to alien technology)… So, after reading this blog post, instead of going back on instagram to scroll for 4 hours straight, you could go on YouTube and take advantage of channels such as Valuetainment, Gary Vee and Tom Bilyeu!
If you’re just starting out I wouldn’t recommend taking paid courses… or at least don’t do it before you take full advantage of the free information that’s out there.
2. Read books
In my opinion, reading books about business is the second best way to learn (I’ll dive into the first one in a minute)… Here are some books that I’ve read in the past that helped me to better understand the business world and success in general:
The Law of Success
Blue Ocean Strategy
The Lean Startup
3. Find mentors and be around knowledgable people
This is by far THE best way to learn about business and succeed when starting out…
As you probably know if you’ve read my first blog post (Deciding to start a business as an 18y/o web developer) I’m in the process of trying to start my own business.
Thats why a couple of weeks ago I applied and got accepted at Orange Grove Patras (an incubation program for startups)… Through this program I’ll have the chance to meet and connect with interesting people, while getting help from coaches and mentors in order to essentially jumpstart my entrepreneurial career!
“Never be the smartest person in the room”
So, to recap, if you don’t know where to start, my suggestion would be the following: Watch YouTube videos, read books and blog posts and last but definitely not least find a mentor to help you out and teach you the secrets.
That being said, I would like to point out that this is just my opinion… I’m just sharing with you my experience on this journey, in the hopes that it will help you on your journey as well.
— Originally posted at coderpreneur.me