Mike Baur is an extremely successful businessman from Switzerland who once used to have a regular day job, just like many people. However, one day he found that in his banking job, even though he was making good money, he no longer felt the passion that he once had for the job. So, he ended up leaving his bank job which he had been at, working for well-known bank companies, for over twenty years. He started, with two of his business colleagues the company called, Swiss Startup Company, in which he helps new (and most of the time) struggling entrepreneurs trying to have successful new businesses. Their website offers great courses that are available throughout the year for new entrepreneurs wanting their businesses to take off.
In an article entitled, “Mike Baur: Switzerland’s Top Startup Accelerator Founder on How to Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur,” Baur offers some very helpful advice for those trying to have a successful business. The useful and very informative online article can be found on www.affiliatedork.com. In the article, Baur talks about how he was no longer fulfilled in his banking role and how he left that for his new passion which was investing and helping new entrepreneurs start their own successful businesses. In the article which is really worth a read, Baur also talks about how he just “delved” into entrepreneurship and learned along the way about how to build on his success and continue to grow. In the article, Baur also shares what the article refers to as “Lessons Every Entrepreneur can Learn from Mike Baur,” in which he gives three helpful tips or strategies to find success as a businessman or woman. He states that first in order to find success in the entrepreneur world, you must be willing to work hard, and understand that there is truly no such thing as luck or success, and that all of that is made possible by you, the entrepreneur. In other words, you must go out there and “make things happen.” Next, Baur states that “a successful entrepreneur must be adaptable,” meaning that as an entrepreneur you must learn to accept changes in the market or industry and move on, or grow from these. And last but not least, in the article Baur states that, “Be willing to take career risks and face setbacks to win big in the entrepreneurial world.” This one is self explanatory and just really means, learning to get back up when fails hit, and to continue to take risks for larger wins!