Business entrepreneurship – Are you ready for it?
Business entrepreneurship fascinates a lot of people. Different people have different reasons for starting as a business entrepreneur. Some people take up business entrepreneurship just because they are fed up or bored with their daily routine job and want to try out something different. Others become a business entrepreneur because they think that their current job doesn’t get them enough money. And a lot of people get into business entrepreneurship because they want to be their own boss.
Business entrepreneurship is a different ball game
However, business entrepreneurship or working for oneself is an altogether different ball game as compared to working for someone else. Though you don’t have a boss to report to, you have much more responsibilities when you are running your own business. A business entrepreneur has to take care of each and every aspect of his/her business whereas an employee has to just execute his list of tasks/ responsibilities for which he/she gets a salary. The success of your business is dependent on your actions. As a business entrepreneur, your earnings are determined by how well you run your business. You will need to get customers for your business and you will need to ensure that you deliver high quality goods and services so as to establish yourself in the marketplace. If you employ people, then you will need to manage/ guide them and you will need to take care of things like payroll, administration, office, facilities, appraisals etc. Business accounting, financial planning, business planning, strategizing, marketing, sales and just about everything will fall in your realm as a business entrepreneur.
Getting started as a business entrepreneur
Business entrepreneurship involves putting in a lot of hard work, especially during the initial stages. During this initial phase, you would not find any time for yourself. Controlling costs and getting business would be your top priority. These are testing times for a business entrepreneur and every business entrepreneur has to go through them. Only the serious and resolute business entrepreneurs are able to pass this test. Those people, who started on the misconception that business entrepreneurship is easier than working as an employee for someone, get to realize the facts at this stage (and some of them do return to their previous jobs). However, the business entrepreneurs who have the real business entrepreneurship spirit in them will progress further (and will succeed, even if the success comes after a few failures).
Warren and Karen have been involved in the internet for a number of years and run several websites. They are most interested in providing opportunities for people to connect with information relating to business, health and creativity. Check out their Business Entrepreneur blog for more information.