Entrepreneur? Part 1 of 3

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My major in college was entrepreneurial studies. It was a new major for our school but quite popular. As a matter of fact I was the second graduate of that program a friend was the first. We spent a great deal of time on case studies, business plan development and corporate analysis. I figured I was in pretty good shape to handle businesses of all different kinds as long as they were entrepreneurial in essence. Little did I know I was in for a rude awaking.

What does the word entrepreneur really mean? Well, it describes a person of vision and desire, who’s unafraid to take risk for the chance at business success. A person or group of people who create a business. The funny thing is many people who call themselves entrepreneurs have little resemblance to the ones I studied in college.

What is the problem? Well, what I have seen a lot out here on the business front is people who really want rewards with little effort or those with efforts that outweigh their rewards. I constantly run into that unbalanced business that wears the owners down or makes them quit.

A person once told me that success was when small efforts produced large results and when large efforts produced small results it was time to abandoned ship. Yes, there are exceptions to every rule and that is the case in this situation as well but it’s a good rule of thumb.

So, how do you know when you have become an entrepreneur on the road to success? The first thing you must ask yourself is, am I building a company, a business or have I created a job for myself? Self employment is OK for some people but that should not be the overall goal of an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur should be looking to create a business that works when he or she is not there operating it.

This weekend I will touch on some of the main steps to establishing a good track for you to develop the ultimate business. The type of business that can attract investors, the type of business with a corporate image and the type of business where small efforts produce tremendous results, stay tuned

Make Money, Have Fun & Be A Blessing,
Last modified on Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00
Cirilo McLaine

Cirilo McLaine

I am a business advisor specializing in providing solutions to challenges often encountered by those who own, run or start small businesses.

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