Business-minded

@staria (2782)
Philippines
September 20, 2011 3:44am CST
As things are getting out of hand financially, I taught of having a business w/ little investment and I haven't decided what it'll be. Some say that if you continue to be an employee you won't be as successful as those people who are more into business or those who are business-minded. Since they are their own boss and that they earn their money based on the income of their own business. I do not say though that no employee ever became reach for being one. Would just like to know your opinion on this.
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
20 Sep 11
It's up to you what you do, not others. If you feel you can have a business then do so. I'd recommend doing something you like. Or if you can turn a hobby into a business of some sort. I have had a few businesses over the years and I say just do what you think you can do. No one knows this but you. You will have to put in a lot of long hours. If you start out part time at home using the money the make from a steady job you have that makes it easier and keeps the cost down. Until you can move up and make it full time.
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
20 Sep 11
It is up to you. What could be more true than that. Like many, I look for reassurance or approval from others but this is a mistake unless of course you are asking for something like a loan. I agree with the self assessment because this is really the one that counts and of course what your clients think.
• United States
20 Sep 11
As long as you do them right and be kind to them as well as offering a good service then they will be happy with you and your business. I love meeting new people and finding out what they are about.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
For me yes business minded is very good to it keep up the good work.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
yes, might be good. but best to test the water first :)
@louievill (19633)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
There's nothing much to lose if you want to go to business as long as you start out small and make it grow from there. Feel the water first if it's for you and don't give up your job right away even if you gain initial success at your business so you would have a fall back position just in case. Remember business is an up and down situation always especially when you are just beginning and get ready to handle a lot of frustrations, good luck and do let us know what type of biz you got into
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
yes, that's a good suggestion. don't jump into big conclusions, instead we have to ensure that everything's in its place before investing in a big one. we should learn how to be patient and yes frustrations are there at times but we should not lose hope. thanks!
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
hm i think you can be an employee and at the same time have your own business. true that it will not make us rich if we continue to become employees but it could only be the way that you can sustain your business with the wage that you have from your work. you can start a little with your business even at your work place you can deal products and earn from it. i see that there is an advantage of working and having a business at the same time because you can have a lot of buyers from your work place although there are also disadvantages from it like time constraints but you can always balance things if you really want both things to work.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
yes you can be an employee and have a small business at hand at the same time, I believe that. It could be a little challenging but nothing's impossible if you believe that things will happen.
@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
Actually, during my earlier jobs, i tried having some businesses like selling jewelries , tupperwares, and RTWs, but they all failed . They even made me buried in debt, because the capitals were from loans. I learned a lesson from there, and now i simply enjoy being an employee. I do want to get rich someday, but it's not foremost in my mind. I guess, i am already satisfied having a simple life, with some comforts . For myself, i never want to try doing business again. I guess it's not for me.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
yes, maybe business does not work for everyone. but it could be worth trying too. at least you gave it a shot and learned from there.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I have heard some thoughts along this line as well. It was more on the lines of people who come to our country look at a job as a means to get where they want. Most people here think of a job as the end rather than a stepping stone and that is why thier success is limited!
@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
20 Sep 11
Foremost we need to rate our own definition of success catering to our values. Having money define our being rich is one way but so is having friends and being happy with our life accomplishments. So know what is right for us an individual is paramount to discover or understand in our personal business mind. What do we want! After that step, I think to obtain wealth we need to invest. Anything we do on a singular basis will not reach our expectations as quickly as what we can do with others. Sometimes the answer is joining other in business as an employee while the alternative is interacting with others as an employer. Either way, we can achieve success if really work at it. That is not to say though, that if we are self employed or our role as an employee does not reap great rewards other than a basic standard of living that success can not be achieved if our goals point to things other than financial. Did this that make sense, please let me know?
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
hi, i am a business minded,maybe i got this from my parents because even them are a business minded person,and aside from that the difficulties in life pushed my parents to be more a business minded.
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
26 Sep 11
Right, being an employee will not make you rich, but however, you do still need an income. If you are looking into starting your own business, do not give up your job. Secondly, it is not as easy as everyone online makes it out to be. Any business requires many hours of dedication in order for it to work. Now, I am not discouraging you at all, I am just saying, be prepared to what it will take. And again, do not leave your job.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
24 Sep 11
I agree, it's good to be business minded, having one's own business. One can never be rich by being an employee because how much we earn is limited by what the company is paying us. When we have our own business, whatever profit there is, it's all ours, without having to split and share among other colleagues as salary. With that, imagine how much more money we can have in a month being a boss, where it takes years for us to reach that amount?
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
I think that's right because if you are an employee you will only have a fixed income every month while when you have your business and it's doing good, you can do a lot of things to make it bigger and earn more. You can invest as much as you want in business if the sales is doing good.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
23 Sep 11
I had the same thoughts as you. So, a few months ago, I finally dipped into the business world. I didn't have enough money for investment, so I started small. The business is up and running now, and I'm still in the red. But I'm glad that I've finally put it up, as it is like a hobby for me. It's something to do when I get bored of my regular job.
• United States
21 Sep 11
Hi! I hear you as it is never easy to try something new. I do have some ideas--as we are headed into the holiday season, are you good with arts and crafts (Michaels offers classes), do you like to cook, are you a people person and good with make-up? (There are some companies that don't ask you to carry inventory if you are tight for space.) Perhaps are you good with clothes; start your own What Not to Wear! Ok--maybe not have $5,000 for every single person but perhaps help them think out their wardrobe and go shopping with them so they can try some new things. This is just a start as there are numerous ways to make money that are legit. You will have to be persistent and be willing to do some trial and error. SO give it a shot and see what you come up with.
• United States
21 Sep 11
Having ones own business and being successful can be great. However, although some really want to they do not at times succeed. It take a lot of trial and error when creating businesses so one must learn weigh and out weigh all the pros and cons. But most importantly know when not to and when to give up.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
21 Sep 11
I don't want to be forever an employee, so I am now starting a little investment on gold. I have been doing it for several months now and I am happy with it. It feels like I am preparing my own pension, and I would not be scared anymore if anything happen in the work and that I have to loose job...
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
Good day Staria, As the saying goes, no employee becomes rich after working for a period of time. Same thing on what you have mentioned, an employee would not be as successful as those people who have tried more into business. Now a days, if you will just rely on working and serving other company, you are somehow loosing seventy five percent or three fourths of your life. As the other company was the one who earns the profit that you are making. As you are giving away almost all of your productivity for the benefits of the other. Although you are being paid but not to the extent on the effort that you are giving out for them. The reason why some employees end up regretting that they have wasted much during the time that they are serving as an employee to their employers. Thus, it is still best to handle your own business if you have the means to start it as soon as possible. On the other hand, if you are still enjoying the benefits of being an employee, try the most out of it. Learn how to make a daily savings. Thus, making a little savings is still the best thing to do. After all, great things starts from small beginnings.
@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
20 Sep 11
To me it looks as if you need a position, or a job, outside, and then a business of your own as well. It is a bad economy and that is what seems to be the only way to survive. Or two outside jobs.
• Canada
20 Sep 11
Where i live, 4 out of 5 businesses fail within 6 months. That leaves the business minded person in debt! If you are good at your job, you may move up to a good salary and be successful and happy without starting your own business.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
being a mere employee wouldn't really make you rich.. unless you are promoted to executive. and being a businessman would require alot of resources and skill. i'd say, just stay with your current job. then leave some aside. once you earn an ample amount, then try reselling and/or retailing. but be sure to keep to your job. so that even if your business doesn't fare much yet, at least you'll have a steady income. if you think you could handle a full time business, then that's the time to quit your job and be your own boss. be careful though. even if you are successful in some months, several months would also be dry.
@vikku2001 (258)
• India
20 Sep 11
Hello staria Yes Its seems very good to hear that a very rich business man having property worth million of dollars and he is boss of his own.He can do whatever he like to do.But the real scene is slightly different as a successful businessman have got this success after a lot of continuous effort that he needs to continue. I just want to say that for being your own boss it is not good to do business otherwise you don't have real determination.For success in business you have to do a lot of hard work and must have patience. Surely you will get success.