Starting a Business

Does the thought of working for a company make you cringe? We have all heard that “being your own boss” and “doing what you really want to do” and making a living doing it is the ideal way to work.  But how do you actually do it? It is a complicated decision to make, especially after one assesses all the demands made on his or her time and life.

How do you know if you may want to start your own business?
  • Do you have specific expertise in something that could be leveraged into a business opportunity?
  • Are you so passionate about something that you could seeing doing that day in and day out and not get bored?
  • Do you find where you were/are working to be overly constraining?
  • Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable, that is, are you ok with diving head first into the deep and knowing you will find a way to swim?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you may be thinking about being an entrepreneur.
Starting a business from scratch can be daunting, but for many it is the right choice.  Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk followed their dream, and are wildly successful. Everyone says that a good idea and lots of persistence are the essentials,  but there are many other factors. Perhaps the most important factor is acquiring the mindset to think like an entrepreneur. To help you to determine if this is a course that makes sense for you and how to go about doing it, take advantage of some of the resources below that may help with your decision: also offers a great list of reading options (all available on Amazon) to help provide additional guidance.