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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

How to become an entrepreneur

It seems that everyday you hear in the news about this guy starting a company and becoming rich, or this person starting a business and creating jobs, etc. but you never hear about the sort of questions you should ask yourself before starting a company. Well, here's a pretty good list that got posted about 20 minutes ago on how to become an entrepreneur.

But be careful, it may take 10,000 hours to become good at what you do.

5 comments:

Doozer said...

Regarding physical stamina, some people think that the business man have it easy with all the staff and employees he has, on the contrary the business owner works even harder for his business.

Would you be interested with the Young Entrepreneur Society from the www.YoungEntrepreneurSociety.com? A useful resource that is essential to your success as an entrepreneur.

Anita Zimmern said...

Interesting article. I want to run a business and an entrepreneur, so this is helpful. I'd rather buy a business instead of starting one from scratch, but I haven't had much success looking for one. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks

Annie Kim said...

Hey Anita,

Have you looked into your local Chamber of Commerce? They should be able to help you.

I also suggest checking out BizTrader.com, which is an online global marketplace. I think you'll find it useful because you can buy, sell, and invest in a business. There's a wide selection of businesses, so I'm sure you'll be able to find what you're looking for. Check it out and good luck!

Orion said...

Though I don't personally have experience with buying a business (we did CK the long way :), there seem to be a number of sites to help you out:

http://www.bizbuysell.com/
http://www.bizquest.com/
http://www.mergerplace.com/mp/visitor/buyers/search

Also, in case you are interested, we are currently going through the process of finding someone to run College Knowledge in Atlanta while Rafael and I attend grad school. Let me know soon if you are interested. (ok@cktutors.com)

~Orion

stacie28 said...

If you want to be a great entrepreneur, you should also learn from successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson or Yuri Mintskovsky. The success stories of these smart men can really inspire and motivate you!