7 Incredibly Useful Items for the Millennial Entrepreneur
Millennials—the only generation who boasts about their full knowledge and understanding of their own identity, yet still takes personality quizzes to check if they’re an INTP Gemini introvert. While millennials are slowly inheriting the workforce, a significant number of them have chosen entrepreneurship over employment and have launched their own startups.
This trend is quite understandable because, with today’s technologies, small businesses can compete globally with established corporations, and who is in the best position to fully harness that tech? Who grew up on the Internet? Millennials.
With the vast array of available tech today, what do millennials need to be successful? Here are some of the most useful ones:
Carbon Fiber Business Cards
While modern establishments have gone digital, there are still certain occasions where business needs to be conducted in person. For those situations, having carbon fiber business cards can ramp up any millennials’ introduction game, because nothing says “I mean business” better than a sleek, black card made from the same material as formula one cars.
Picture this: an office choked with CPUs and other devices for the sake of productivity. An office like that isn’t an ideal environment for a millennial. Creativity is one of the key strengths of this generation, and nothing kills creativity faster than a bland, boring, and monotonous workplace. Putting cacti or plants in the office is one remedy to tediousness; other ways include playing a musical instrument while working. Only slightly joking.
There’s nothing wrong with a millennial’s preference for casual clothing, but sometimes, image is everything—especially when meeting potential business partners and clients. Some people think that an executive’s image reflects how well their business is performing. So looking sharp can give the other party a slight nudge into sealing a deal.
Obviously. We’re including these because they still need to be mentioned. A millennial isn’t a millennial without a smartphone. They’re just leftovers of generation X.
USB Charging Stations
Millennials usually have a lot of devices on hand, from tablets to laptops and even multiple smartphones. The problem is that the batteries of these devices need to be charged daily and having too many of them can bottleneck an electrical outlet. Having a USB charging hub can eliminate all that hassle by allowing the simultaneous charging of multiple devices.
Since most startups don’t have a lot of budget to start with, free advertising can be a huge benefit. Having a Facebook page will help startups establish their presence in social media, which is currently the most effective advertising platform. A Facebook page helmed by a savvy social media marketer can make other forms of publicity unnecessary.
A must-have for millennial startups — cloud servers enable the storage of documents and files without having to set up physical servers, which are expensive to buy and maintain. Cloud servers also have the advantage of not being limited to a single location or a specific device. So as long as there is Internet access, millennials can use cloud servers anywhere.
Doing business as a millennial entrepreneur may be an uphill battle and the odds of success are unfavorable to startups, but if there is one thing that’s certain about millennials, is that they are driven. Millennials mean business. They only lack the tools to succeed, but with the seven above items, millennials can now dominate the business world.
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