There are some points to consider first time entrepreneurs.
1 - Start a Business you are passionate and knowledgeable about.
2 - Pick a business idea that has a big market opportunity.
3 - Raise much startup funding.
4 - Constantly monitor your finances.
5 - Research competition.
6 - Ask advice from other entrepreneurs.
7 - Hire the right peoples.
8 - Never stop networking.
9 - Provide best customer service.
10 - Hire an experienced startup attorney.
11 - Get comfortable with public speaking.
12 - Focus on building a great products or services.
1. Ask the right questions, listen carefully to advice, but form your own answers.
2. Don't run out of cash
Read as many books as possible on successful and failed ventures and related material! so much to learn and helps keep up the motivation.
This is a brief list of my favorites so far: (please share yours!)
The intelligent entrepreneur
The Lean Startup
Grit the passion for success
Do it. Pull through. Don't give up. It ain't over til it's over.
This first time will set your rhythm and define your approach to entrepreneurship.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes.Think deep and give it a try. You either succeed or you learn.
plan ahead first. Do not just leap into business hoping for the best. Have plan A, B, C and D
Build the right team. Building a great team Is the most Important part of starting a successful business.
This is going to sound very weird. But ask her to meditate at least 20 mins a day. When you reduce the chatter of your conscious mind, your mighty subconscious has the opportunity to present you with ideas, information and problem solving. It comes in form of 'Aha!' moments.
Also there will be times when she will panic. When things won't work. But as she learns to quiet her mind and go within, there will emerge a surreal sense of 'Knowing'. With experience of course.
Not to forget health benefits like blood pressure. Not the advice you were expecting I'm sure. :)