Are you truly fit for Entrepreneurship? I stumbled across an article while surfing through Entrepreneur.com, so they deserve the credit for these questions. The title of the post was “How to Start a Retail Business.” Ask yourself in an honest assessment if you are truly fit for Entrepreneurship. These questions are related to starting a retail business, but the same still applies.
1. Are you good at multitasking? In your own business, you have to be willing and able to do everything yourself. When you work for someone else, you are usually responsible for just one thing and have limited control. You are supported by others with expertise or experience in different roles and functions. In retail, every day can be a stretch, as you encounter customers, employees, vendors and landlords. You can’t say, “That’s not my job.” It’s all yours.
2. What is your risk tolerance? In a startup retail business, you worry about being in the right place at the right time with the right goods and services for the right people at the right price. Do you adjust quickly to unplanned events or prefer more predictable, organized projects? Do you see risk as a threat or an opportunity?
3. Do you count on a paycheck? New business owners can rarely count on a regular paycheck. Startups frequently require more capital than planned. Something’s bound to go wrong or change even though everything is penciled out in your plan. If you break out in a cold sweat if you aren’t paid on the same day every month, you may want to rethink going out on your own. Most of the money you make will go right back into inventory and other costs of doing business.
4. Are you a self-starter and comfortable being alone? Or do you draw your energy from being around others and count on colleagues for support and advice? In your own business, you must lead, knowing what to do and when to do it, and be fully accountable for everything that happens. The buck stops with you. Sometimes that’s a lonely place.
5. Do you value predictability or prize diversity? Not only are there laws against discrimination in hiring and business practices, but America is a multicultural society. When you open your store or service company, you will be interacting with a wide spectrum of customers, vendors, advisors and employees. Retailers need to be people-oriented, flexible and good-natured. Can you manage conflict, see things from others’ point of view, and cater to their taste, not yours?
I can tell you, as an entrepreneur myself, these are right on the money. So if you are someone who is thinking about starting a business, whether a home based business or brick and mortar, make a very honest assessment of yourself and your abilities. If you want to learn about the entrepreneur industry, I recommend Lee Rosen Website, CEO of healthy bees business. Desire can only take you so far before you actually have to start thinking and acting like an an entrepreneur.
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[Recorded July 24, 1968, New York]
So I’m down and so I’m out
But so are many others
So I feel like tryin’ to hide
My head ‘neath these covers
Life is like the seasons
After winter comes the spring
So I’ll keep this smile awhile
And see what tomorrow brings
I’ve been told and I believe
That life is meant for livin’
And even when my chips are low
There’s still some left for givin’
I’ve been many places
Maybe not as far as you
So I think I’ll stay awhile
And see if some dreams come true
There isn’t much that I have learned
Through all my foolish years
Except that life keeps runnin’ in cycles
First there’s laughter, then those tears
But I’ll keep my head up high
Although I’m kinda tired
My gal just up and left last week
Friday I got fired
You know it’s almost funny
But things can’t get worse than now
So I’ll keep on tryin’ to sing
But please, just don’t ask me how
There are mix reviews on hi slut review. One of if not the main reason I jailbroke my iPhone is that I didn’t feel I should pay another mobile internet fee ($60+) to use my laptop. It’s like owning 2 cars. One has great gas mileage but you are force to drive the gas hogger when you take a long road trip. You deserve options.Rubbish.
I don’t do heavy downloading via tethering and you shouldn’t either. Anything over 5GBs in a month will throw a red flag to your provider. Just doing some moderate checking of email, blogging, and surfing the web should be fine.
Second, I love my iPhone. I believe it deserves a sexy look and it does. I hated the first version I owned because I had a terrible experience with the speaker going out on me in the 1st day of use. But the 3GS is awesome and has a much faster response rate because of the processor.
Third and probably most important. You have an endless amount of 3rd party applications that allow you to do some stuff not available through the Apple store. As an example, I have an application called “iBlacklist” which allows me to block certain phone numbers or blocked numbers from calling me. There are emulators to play your favorite Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Gameboy and GB Advanced, etc.. games on your iPhone. If that’s not enough, you can treat your iPhone like a Wifi Router and allow it to serve a few laptops in your house. And finally, my most absolute favorite application is qTweeter which allows me to send a quick blog to Facebook and Twitter from any application I’m in just by sliding my finger down from the top to the bottom.
I will eventually add a favorite list of apps that I love on here. As you can see, I’m very passionate about 3rd party applications because it allows the end user to experiment with new possibilities. It also allows the app developer to get their name out there in recognition for these amazing applications.