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What are some good qualities needed when trying to become a sports-based entreprenuer that is well-known?

I am thinking about taking the risk of opening a sportswear clothing line. I would like to know the base foundation for beginning my journey. #business #entrepreneurship #sports-management #business-development #entrepreneur #strategy

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Carl’s Answer

Hello Cameron


I have taught Small Business Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship for several years at 2 different colleges so I would like to offer up a few nuggets of advice I believe may help you. Before taking a critical risk such as this, I would formulate some critical questions, research the answers, and attempt to be as objectively honest as possible. Here are some examples:


1) There are many competitors in the Sportswear market and they all have something unique to offer the customer. Ask yourself: What makes your product unique and different? Is this uniqueness enough to overcome the established business practices of your competitors?


2) Do you have a sound product delivery strategy? Are you placing products in retail stores? Mail order delivery? Opening your own store front? All of the above? Do the math. Make sure the costs of delivery/retailing are factored in to allow for profitability.


Above all, put together a business plan that is realistic. It is often easy to be overly optimistic and project sales predictions on the basis of a "great idea" but reality can often be very different. Taking the time to do thorough target market research can do a lot to reveal whether your product is truly going to be something that people want to buy.


Hope this helps and best of luck to you!

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Subbaiah’s Answer

1) Planning :- Planning will help you identify all the risk and opportunities. Planning in sport is no different that planning in other businesses. Define your objectives, financial goals, and implementation plan to achieve these aims.

2) Passion :- Leading with passion will enable to establish vision, mission, messaging, content, mindset, and energy which will attract clients and partners that best relate to.

3) Constant learning :- Sports entrepreneurship is a growing and separate field of study. There are great programs and degrees in sports business, which will provide you with necessary skills and knowledge. It’s never too late to learn something new.

4) Creativity :- Creative thinking can ultimately set your business apart from all of the others, making consumers want to have your product or service over others.

5)Communication Skills :- Having good communication skills can help to get ahead in just about any field, but it is especially valuable in sports business, One must be able to communicate ideas in a way that will spark the interest of customers and encourage them to buy the product.
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