Phase 2 of entrepreneurship means that you now have a multitude of employees, a professional office, real growth. Simply stated, Phase2 requires you are transitioning to a business owner rather than a worker.
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.
What really bothered me is that the concepts are nice, but they are not forged in the relentless heat of reality. I had the impression that the article was penned from the comforts of a corporate cubicle than the tough trenches of business ownership. I’ve been self employed for 16 years, have an MBA and can tell you that you can “visualize it” all you want. It won’t pay the bills. However, a lot of hard work and then some more hard work just might.
When operating your Entrepreneurship business, listen to advice others offer you. These opinions may contribute to your success in the long run. You must learn to accept this fact of life. Graciously accepting others opinions and advice is important. Agree to disagree when necessary. Stay focused on only the opinions and thoughts that support you and keep you going towards your home business development.
Either hire an employee with all the bells-and-whistles, or outsource it. There is a new group of independent contractors called Virtual Assistant (VA). Some local VAs are part of outsourcing companies as well. Decide if you would prefer to deal with another companies or an individual. Companies could mean reputation and cost more, individual means professional yet personable and sometimes, costs less.
Picking and choosing what jobs to do are not always easy for the entrepreneur. Though, if you want to succeed at Phase2, you must determine what you need others to accomplish while you do your job.
Most of us work so hard also because of our loved ones. We want to be able to provide not only for the basic needs of our families, we also want the best for them. We want to give our children the best education, the best living environment, the best leisure and recreation activities and etc. However, how many people actually achieve this?
Learning by doing is the best way to ease into entrepreneurship. There is nothing anyone tells you relating to how to go about it which usually turns out exactly the way it was said. Without attempting, you can never master the ropes. That is why the experience counts a great deal. Easing into entrepreneurship however has to be gradual so as not to quickly make too many serious mistakes that could stop you dead on your tracks. The key is to start small then wobble and fumble along but be sure you never quit.