Do you Really Want to Start a Business:Or, Do You really Want a Job

Being unemployed and having to look for a job in today’s economy, can be very discouraging. As a job seeker, it’s easy to feel like you have no control over your employment situation in a buyers’ market. The employer is certainly in the driver’s seat right now.
In an effort to regain some control of over one’s destiny, some job seekers are throwing in the towel and have given up  looking for employment.  Instead, they have decided to become entrepreneurs.  Becoming an entrepreneur may not be right for everyone. You may end up exchanging one set of problems for others.

For anyone thinking about such an endeavor, it’s important to do a self-assessment. Do you have what it takes? Are you a self-starter? Can you work independently? Do you require structure? Do you have the stomach for the ups and downs? Lastly, how determined are you? Are you a risk taker?

The Wall Street Journal published an article on May 11th called, “Starting Over-As an Entrepreneur”.   They included profiles of job seekers who chose to start their own businesses and what their experiences have been thus far.

To thine ownself be true.  Do select something you can be passionate about and research your market thoroughly.  Be sure to seek out expert advice.

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About suzanne kaller

Business Librarian at Arapahoe Library District in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Engaged in business outreach and general reference serv

Posted on May 11, 2009, in business, Jobs and Careers and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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