Entrepreneurship

Business is the engine of the economy.  Are you working for the business or do you own the business?  The mean person is working for business.  Working for others feels much more secure and comfortable.  You don’t have to make the tough decisions; you just act upon what was decided.  But that is the paradox; you are not in control of the decision process so how do you know the decision made is the best for you or the company?

The exceptional person wants to help people and solve problems.  The exceptional person uses his or her brain to figure out an unfulfilled need and fills it.  All companies are born from a single idea.  It is the cultivation of the idea that sets companies apart.

How many times have you come up with the million dollar idea and months later see that someone has developed and sold it?  If the answer is never, you are not thinking enough.  The difference between the mean person and the exceptional person is action!  The exceptional person takes action to perform due diligence on the idea or concept to determine viability.  The exceptional person takes a few hours to create a business plan on how to succeed.  Not all ideas and concepts flourish into great ideas and companies, but an idea not pursued definitely will go nowhere.

Keep a list of ideas of products and services you would like to use.  Do a little investigation into the cost to produce the product or service and what the market would be willing to pay for the product or service.  This constant creation and investigation process keeps your creative mind at work and sooner or later you will come up with a winner.

The mean person reads the statistics that say 9 out of 10 small businesses fail within the first 5 years and of the remaining businesses 9 out of 10 will fail in the next 5 years and never begins.  The exceptional person is aware of the difficulty involved in starting a business, but mitigates the risks to the best of his or her ability.  If the business does fail, you capture what you learned and start again once the next viable opportunity is created.

Take a look at the following links and information and take action!

BTW remember, Don’t B Mean!

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Find your area of interest and study the articles at Entrepreneur.com.

The non-profit Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has great strategies and information sources to help your entrepreneurial spirit flourish.

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