Posted by: garispang | September 2, 2009

Being An Entrepreneur

WaitressSo you have decided to take the step out of your 9-5 job and become an entrepreneur. First, congratulations on your new venture. Second, there are some things about being an entrepreneur that you should know and realize what you are about to get yourself into.

Being an entrepreneur means loving day in and day out what you have chosen to do whether times are going great for your business or if they are going horrible for your business. It is by no means an easy way out of your 9-5 job.

You have to know your customers inside and out. Know who to target, where they are, what they need, what they want and expect from your company and most importantly…how to sell them on it all.

If you have just started this new business of yours, you may not be in a position quite yet to start hiring a whole staff of people, but you still should have someone other than yourself to rely on, someone that you can pass little tasks over to or pass tasks that you are not quite an expert at to. This is where a VA (virtual assistant) would come in handy.

Work/Life Balance: Some entrepreneurs believe you can’t find success unless you’re working long hours each and every day. This burns you out. Don’t work longer, work smarter. Finding time to step away from the office helps keep your entrepreneurial mind focused and sharp, not to mention well rested.

For the complete guide to what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, visit Understanding Marketing.

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