Ephren Taylor taught himself how to create video games and program computers when he was young and he started his own company when he was 12. Now he encourages other aspiring entrepreneurs to fearlessly and persistently go after their dreams.
Recession equals opportunity, Ephren Taylor says
One thing Ephren Taylor pointed out is that a can recession create the opportunity in many cases to start your own business. This is a great point if you think about all of the people who are collecting unemployment. People who have gotten laid off and are eligible for unemployment still have a steady stream of income and plenty of time on their hands. So instead of putting all your time and energy into finding another place of employment working for someone else, why not dedicate yourself to starting your own business?
Another tip Ephren Taylor shared was that you have to be very persistent when asking for cash til payday to get your business started. He says he had to ask about 80 different funding sources before he was able to start his first business.
Ephren Taylor has also written his own book, "Creating Success from the Inside Out: Develop the Focus and Strategy to Uncover the Life You Want." He also has a web site, "Ephren Taylor The Social Capitalist" that offers business and finance advice.
Ephren Taylor cautions people against over-thinking opportunities, because that can lead to fear and giving up before even getting started. Ephren Taylor has become so successful at such a young age because he started working on his goals when, he says, he was still "dumb enough to believe" that he could do anything. And it paid off.