Starting a Business: How to Become an Entrepreneur
Starting a business can be extremely exciting, challenging and fulfilling. The Web sites below will help you weigh the sense of ownership and accomplishment associated with entrepreneurship against the long hours and potential stress. These resources will also help you start your business and provide the necessary information to keep it running smoothly. Finally, this guide can connect you with the entrepreneurial community.
Have you ever had a great idea for a business, but weren’t sure if you should or could take the steps to implement it? The first part of this section can help you decide whether you’ve got what it takes to start your own business, while the second part can aid you in choosing what kind of business to start.
- Certainly, online self-assessments are not foolproof. After all, there are many varieties of entrepreneurial personalities out there. If the sites indicate that you’re not the entrepreneur type, don’t give up. Use the sites as guides, not mandates.
- Maybe your business idea is on a particularly small scale: you’re interested in becoming a freelancer. The findingDulcinea Freelance Web Guide can help you find work, file taxes or manage your clients.
To help you decide whether to start a business …
To decide what kind of business to start …
offers the article "Choosing a Product or Service to Sell," that asks you 29 questions about your potential new business, including "Would you sell…[the product] to your mother, your best friend, your next-door neighbor?" and "Do you personally like the customers who'll be buying this product or service?"
has an article, "5 ways to start a company (without quitting your day job)," that presents five real-life examples of employees who have used their know-how, connections or salaries from their jobs to start companies of their own.
Now that you’ve decided entrepreneurship is for you, it’s time to start your own ... read more »
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