Issue 2 of The road to entrepreneurship
Have you ever thought about being your own boss?
If you have, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of people make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality and thousands more wish they had. Before you can leave the corporate world behind, it’s important to know what the title of entrepreneur entails.
According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the definition of “entrepreneur” is: A person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit.
When it comes to taking that “leap” into entrepreneurship, you may be more prepared than you think. The time you’ve spent in the corporate world has likely served you well, allowing you to accumulate technical and people skills that put you in a great position for running your own business.
What does this mean for you?
Having “done your time” as a corporate warrior means you can add the following important attributes to your resume:
· You’ve practiced making money and budgeting (albeit for the benefit of others).
· You know how to play nice with others and solve problems (collaboration and creativity are key).
· You’ve served as a role model to one or to many (obtaining practical leadership skills).
Let’s get down to business
Are you okay with the idea of being alone on a deserted island? Were you a key player on a sports team in high school? These seemingly random questions can help you determine if you’re boss material. I’m not kidding!
If you really want to determine whether or not you’re ready to enter the world of business ownership, take the quiz from my book, Be Your Best Boss: Reinvent Yourself from Employee to Entrepreneur to get the answers that matter most.