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Entrepreneur... What Does it Take?

Oct 9, 2007
It's pretty safe to say that virtually any of us would love to be a successful entrepreneur. The trick is getting started on this path to financial security. So many of us don't even have a clue what we wish to do in life.

This is clearly an obstacle in the road. However, you can go to college and slowly figure this one out. You know, take in some knowledge, attend a few job fairs, and maybe even do some job shadowing. It's all wonderful experience that can aid you with your future success. After all, you have to begin at some point.

It's true; I wanted to become a successful entrepreneur by the age of 20. Unfortunately it didn't happen that way. I was so busy doing nothing that I must have missed the opportunity. I wish someone would have come out and told me that I had to be aggressive, motivated, and driven.

How was I supposed to know! I was merely a kid at the time. Anyway, these are crucial characteristics to adopt if you plan to become a successful entrepreneur. You basically have to know what you want, and go get it. Don't give up at the first sign of trouble.

This is a mere test to see if you're worthy. Proceed on and capture your dream. That's the way all success stories happen. Okay, well maybe except for Paris Hilton. That woman somehow makes oodles of money by just acting glib. Well maybe she's not acting after all. Regardless, for the majority of us, a good amount of work and dedication is involved to reach the pinnacle of success.

Fortunately you can get tips and pointers from the masters. So if you're itching to be a successful entrepreneur in the near future, then I suggest you do the necessary recon work first. Hop on your PC or Mac and see what's up. You can purchase books on how to become a successful entrepreneur. Take advantage of these wonderful sources.

So maybe you're not quite a successful entrepreneur yet. Don't fret over this minor issue. It's time to get your butt in gear. It's time to brainstorm and decide what the things are you feel passionate about in life. What are you great at? How can you make money with these things? It's all there if you just think hard and go after it. With the Internet on your side and the world at your fingertips, you too can become a successful entrepreneur.


In fact, in my own experience, participating in online communities has been a tremendous source of business ideas and feedback on development of my products and services. Most of the small businesses looked at in the studies of small business failure have some kind of capital investment.

Until we have a side-by-side comparison of businesses that you can start with, say, under $100 in capital and under $500 investment in the first year (and of course, you don't have to spend that in most MLM's), we are still comparing apples and oranges. presidents have a background as business owners.

In case you're not familiar with it, LinkedIn is the world's most popular online business networking site, with more than 11 million members, with approximately 1. There are literally dozens of smart ways to use LinkedIn to help you achieve your business goals.

Final Word:

Entrepreneurs are usually self-made people with well-honed egos who truly believe they alone (or with partners) made their business a success. Entrepreneurs create innovation, work out all the bugs, then sell out to bigger firms that can create more value with that asset because they can disseminate the technology more easily.

Entrepreneurs complain they'd have to be Bill-bloody-Gates to raise venture funding, while VCs say they can't find enough ideas worth investing in.
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