Starting a Business: What you are afraid of?

@pk1313 (31)
India
October 7, 2009 1:50pm CST
To me each and every people can do or become an entrepreneur, provided he/she gets some focus and channelized training. 'You are not suitable for this or that' is a dammed sentence, I suppose. As I have seen many son and relatives of a specialist(of any field) is tremendously pursuing the same field and excelling. This is because they were inherited with that and no matter this makes their interest in that field or not. To give an example, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was a housewife only, and she prevented herself for a long time, not to involve herself in politics. Similarly, her husband was a Pilot, Both of them contributed wonderfully in a field which was not there's. This had happened only after the death of their predecessors. For Rajib Gandhi, it was her mother Mrs. Indira Gandhi, and for Sonia Gandhi, it's her husband Mr. Rajib Gandhi. The point I wish to come out or get you into is when you are not with a job mentally, and say, you have left the job to free yourself of the illegal corporate pressure. What are possible outcome of that person? Can he/she start afresh with a business of his/her own?
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5 responses
• India
8 Nov 09
Yes.. I think everyone must think of being an entrepreneur... Instead of being an employee w can give employment to others..! I am engineering graduate student and in our college we have an entrepreneurship club to make everyone equipped with the skills to become a good entrepreneur.. Well I am very much interested to be one and since I am a mechanical engg, I wish to start a mech related enterprise. Something like a car service center as a start. At least I wish to start my business later in my life, maybe after 10 years of job, with much more experience..
@pk1313 (31)
• India
9 Nov 09
Thanks for your response vishnu ji. At least you differed in the essence to touch the theme of the topic. Anything more to guide a newbie?
• India
11 Nov 09
you are always welcome
@aylim14 (501)
• Philippines
11 Oct 09
well, yeah, i agree too that that statement does not apply to people because if you really like the field no matter what background you are from, then you will be able to learn and be a good one at that. anyways, every one can be come an entrepreneur if one only believes in himself/herself, have the right attitude and of course, have at least a basic training regarding certain principles about being in business and the basics of the business that you would want to venture into. That way, you would be able to start and just learn as you go.
@pk1313 (31)
• India
13 Oct 09
Yes! wonderful aylim. Then? Give a situation. And you know one practical situation from everybody, can help him choose his one a lot.
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
11 Oct 09
I agree that everyone could become an entrepreneur, but it's difficult to become a successful entrepreneur. In my view, to become an successful entrepreneur depends on many factors. Firstly, a good environment is very helpful. The son of a successful entrepreneur has many advantages over other people. He could benefit a lot from his father, including the experience and social networks. And he could inherit the property from his father, which help him start from a high level. But even if he has such advantages, it doesn't mean he could succeed easily. Brightness and deligence are also inevitable. Many people who was born in rich family are lack of such qualities. In addition, opportunity is another important factor. In a word, the cost of becoming a successful entrepreneur is very high. Most ordinary people generally choose not to run such risk after careful consideration.
@babyish13 (227)
• Philippines
11 Oct 09
each and everyone can absolutely start and own a business right now. But, there are actually a few BUTS.. you need to make sure you know the nature of the business you are running.. know lots of information about it so that you'll see it harvesting fruits through your own labor and a few manpower as well.. good luck!
@pk1313 (31)
• India
13 Oct 09
Thanks! Babyish! Thank you so much. Can we explore the idea of making some online business, where in most of the cases the overhead become very low.
@iwrite (5040)
• Singapore
11 Oct 09
Hello pk1313 In my opinion, it is not easy to become an entrepreneur. you are right everyone could became one, however lets not forget there is a lot of hard work involve and are you ready to commit that kind of work, money and time to achieve your goals. most people failed because they fail to plan and run out of cash flow while others found that the rewards might not be as rosy as many of us paint it to be. By the way do you know 80% of business fail on their first year alone. Let take sonia as example too, if the family was not well connect, do you think she would have got into that position so easily. That is not to say that we should not work towards our goal, I am saying we should be realistic and understand what are the hardship that we are going to face. At the end of the day you would be better prepared to succeed. Rather that taste the bitter pill of failure. Happy myloting pk1313. cheers
@pk1313 (31)
• India
14 Oct 09
Thanks for your comments iwrite. You can share some more of your feelings.