Many people have a dream of starting and running their own businesses during their.
For many people, creating a product or service that is enjoyed or utilized by.
customers will provide a very satisfying sense of accomplishment. This feeling cannot be.
met at a job in which they work for someone else. "Nearly one million individuals start.
their own business every year (Ludden and Maitlen1)." This paper will describe the.
things that are elemental to starting your own business. Starting a business takes more.
than an idea. It takes certain kinds of people and proper planning. It takes financial.
funding and hard work. This paper will describe what it takes to be an entrepreneur and.
how a person may become one.
Making the decision to be a business owner for a career is a big decision. Before.
a person even attempts to start a business a person should decide whether or not he or she.
has the kind of personality and skills to be a successful entrepreneur. According to The.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Business, "If you like the stability of.
working 9 to 5, wake up! Owning your own business means that you don't have set hours.
because you"ll be working close to 24 hours a day to get things going (Paulson and.
Layton 14)." This is a true statement. Starting and running a business may very well take.
more work than the average job of being an employee. The welfare of an entrepreneur.
will depend on the success of the business. He or she will have to work hard to keep it.
Other than being a hard-worker, another trait a person should have is passionate.
about their business. Sue Anderson is the regional director of the Small Business.
Development Center in Portage, Indiana. She helps people develop and start their own.
businesses every day. Sue believes that "a person would need to have passion in their.
business. If you do not care about what you are creating, you will probably not be.