Many of the challenges in the start-up process are very predictable. You need a good idea, a market that has at least marginal interest in that idea. You need good partners, lots of money, and the ability to smile in the morning and beat people silly in the afternoon.
Start-ups are a way of life. It's not a job, it's not a career, it's a way of life. You start a business for the sense of accomplishment and the trouble becomes that real accomplishment takes a while to happe
I expected comments on entrepreneurship to be highly colored and open ended. That is entrepreneurship. In 1999 my business was destroyed by a tornado. In that moment I became engulfed in who I was, what I stood for and where I would go next to survive the disaster. I was described as an entrepreneur by many and expected to recover and reinvent without a hitch. I really did not feel that way in my head or heart. The reason I had been able to succeed against the odds in diverse
You have to think real hard about your goal to be a successful entrepreneur. There are lots of things you should do prior to being counseled on all of the merits and duties involved in the process of being a successful business founder. I am not being negative. Quite the contrary, I want to assure that you are approaching this process to build the greatest opportunity to succeed and flourish with something that is motivating, exciting and rewarding to you.
The lesson that I have learned and that has been reinforced time after time is that you must know and understand who you are, what you want, what is your passion and how much you are willing to give in order to succeed before you make any decisions about entrepreneuring. People who do not do this are far more likely to fail. They are far more likely suffer in their career. They are also likely to search constantly for a better deal without finding the right one. Once you have
I would guess that every experienced entrepreneur and/or consultant would provide a different opinion on this question. I have been on all sides of this question and have started businesses at a variety of stages of life.
As a young, inexperienced entrepreneur one has the advantages of not knowing what you cannot do and so you may challenge and overcome limitations imposed upon older more seasoned businessmen/women by their background, experiences and environment. That sam