Starting Your Business
To be an entrepreneur, you first of all need to be passionate about whatever product or service you are providing. The second most important item after your passion is developing a business plan. Your business plan not only needs to include the essentials of running your own business, but it must also outline your financial plan- including how you will receive money!
It will take time, energy, and resources to create a successful business and establish yourself as an entrepreneur. Give it some time and make sure to remain focused on your goals while being flexible and adapting to the needs of your customers and the market.
You Don’t Have to Do It Alone
Being an entrepreneur is a risky and often scary career choice for many people to take. But you don’t have to do it alone. There are organizations that are dedicated to promoting small business and helping aspiring entrepreneurs to achieve their goals. The New York State Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) is dedicated to providing training, counseling, and business research to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
A Rewarding Career Path
If you have the drive, ambition, and passion to make it happen, being an entrepreneur or small business owner can be a very rewarding career path. You can be your own boss and have a career that you are passionate about and take pride in!