When you dive into the world of a startup business, one of the toughest things to replicate is your passion for the world you’re trying to create. Like P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman,” often you’re the only one who can look at an empty warehouse or a grown-over plot of land and see your
When you start a small business, it’s tough to avoid daydreaming ahead to a potential future of satisfied customers, fabulous vacations, and the ability and revenue to grow into a real company or corporation. For an overwhelming majority of small business owners, getting off the ground is the single-largest roadblock in the process. Fifty-four percent
You know that part of Jerry Maguire when Tom Cruise quits and makes “The Speech?” Most of his coworkers look at him like he’s off his rocker, but the one played by Renee Zellweger finds a kernel of truth in it. After about 30 seconds of mental gymnastics later, she’s decided to quit her comfortable
There are a million reasons that small businesses fail from the predictable (nobody likes your product) to the off-the-wall (a tornado blew your warehouse three counties away). It’s true that you’ll never know if your idea is a good one until you try, but there are several big flashing warning signs you can avoid if
If you earned a Bachelor’s Degree in college, then—even if you were expected to create a thesis before you graduated—your degree was likely in at least a somewhat general field. For example, if you went to business school, you may have earned a degree that was generally focused on Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, or Operations.
One of the most exciting things you can do in your life takes a major leap of faith and decide to start your own business. By venturing into the entrepreneurial lifestyle, you will be able to gain a sense of independence and determination that you have likely been searching for. However, because you are venturing