Is Being an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Building a business from nothing is hard work or coming up with a great idea is just as hard. It takes time, money, determination, and fair amounts of criticism and failure. However, despite the hardships though, becoming an entrepreneur can be very rewarding.

An entrepreneur is defined as someone who possesses a business venture and/or idea and assumes risk for it. That is how most dictionaries define it. Which means, they have created an idea and sold it, or created a business or product and support it with their money and reputation failure or not.

So, what are the benefits of being an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs have a chance of making money for one. And another, they can ask for advice if they need it or can get it, however entrepreneurs are in charge. They are their own boss, and they make the decisions may it be a good one or a bad one. And there is an emotional reward at the end. Looking at your business, product or idea coming to life and knowing you help create that. Plus you work when you want too, may it be all week, or a few.

The benefits seem pretty nice, however, what about the disadvantages? It is stressful and frustrating. Things are not always going to go as planned, and obstacles will pop up and since you are the boss, you have to make it all better. Plus, the work you will have to do is a lot. Even if you have others working for you, you can’t just tell them to work and hope they do it right. You will have to check their work, as well as doing what you need to do. Starting out, you will be playing four or five roles at once.

What skills does it take to become an entrepreneur? People who are wanting to become an entrepreneur need to have a good reading on people. Having good people to work for companies you created, or help make the product you have invented is very important.

Lastly, become an entrepreneur has its up and downs like anything else. If you have a family, that is another thing to consider. How will it affect them? Will it affect them for better or for worse with you working long hard hours?

Though being an entrepreneur can be rewarding in the end emotionally and financially it is extremely hard work, and you have to have a lot of stamina, determination, and patience.

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Entrepreneur Mon. 28 March. 2011

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