My cousin Brian recently posted an article titled 5 Ways To Test An Entrepreneurial Idea. It was full of cute and inspiring ideas on how to succeed in the world of small business ownership. “Research an analogy, contact your prospective clients” and my personal favorite “visualize it.” When I read the last one I choked on my cup of Ramen Noodles that I was slurping down for lunch.
Despite everybody’s pessimism I was determined to find the local entrepreneurs… Once we got into it, they started popping up like stars on a clear sky. I had the fortune of meeting amazing people and sharing our experiences in social Entrepreneurship around the world.
There are tons of businesses in existence, but yours must reflect you to truly be successful. Can you connect with your ideal client and tell the story of your business in a way that’s powerful for both you and the listener?
A lot of people would like to Entrepreneurship but they don’t know where to start. Working form home is not for everyone. There is a certain population of people who prefer to go to work from 9 to 5 and find comfort in that boring but stable schedule. I could never work that type of schedule but understand that working from home is not for everyone.
My own neighbour was an entrepreneur. I watched him return from work dog-tired every night. I also watched him sell his business (in the newspaper), build a palatial house and purchase a total of 22 cars just while he was neighbour to us. All this because his pharmaceutical company was bought out by a multinational Chinese corporation for a figure with so many zero’s in it that I couldn’t show it on both my hands!
Get Support: Knowing how to work from home, and being able to stay focused on what needs to be done, takes the support of others. Starting a home business can be an overwhelming prospect. Having the support of family and friends to turn to is a must. There are also online forums with members going through what you are; take advantage of these support groups.
But at first you will work around the clock. Yes that’s right, be sure to let your other bosses know that you need to work around the clock and on weekends.
Starting from a small business and entrepreneurship can lead into a big bang business in the near future. Nothing to lose if you will try. You will definitely gain experience and knowledge that you can use in the long run.