15.5.08

Hot Tips on Being a Young Entrepreneur

One good thing about being young is the opportunity of exploring beyond your boundaries with a good excuse of “because we’re young”. And this is what makes young entrepreneurship fun and ideal.

A big advantage that teenagers have is less responsibilities and more time to waste. Unlike adults who are stretching their 24-hour life thinking on how to make a living. Although the risk would be immense with lack of experience and knowledge, a teenager can start with what he knows…being young.

New entrepreneurs aging 16-21 are showing more vitality and perseverance to engage in a profitable market industry. Growing adolescent minds develop as fast as mobile companies introduce new breed of mobile phones. Now, are you paying attention?

Think Young

Majority of our population is composed of teenagers with curious mind. Introducing a new line of clothing that looks like a blast from the past would not catch their attention. When you think of putting up a business intended for the youth like yourself, is should coincide with their heart’s desire. Look at the path where they trod.

Extract it From Reality

Practical people always go for what they need instead of buying what they want. Recognize the difference? Something you want wouldn’t turn out as something you need. You would want apple juice to quench your thirst but all you need is water. Yet something you need would always be something you want. Pacify the masses with what’s essential.

But don’t settle to what is traditional and basic. Instead, add up to what’s already there. Invent. Awake you innovative mind. Improvise. Water would always be water. But when you mix minerals and electrolytes, wham! an energy drink is born.

Be a Techie

Information before is wired up to a tube. But now, it flies with the wind. Computer technology is becoming a must among everyone. It has successfully improved the lifestyle of business establishments, big or small. If you try to dig into the internet, billions of advertisements flood your screen. Why not try clicking on one of them? You never know when it might interest you.

Count Your Savings

A penny for your thoughts? Nah, keep your thoughts, I’ll keep my penny. Putting up a business is a tough deal especially when you don’t have the appropriate amount of money to fund it. But where would a kid like you get it when your piggy bank has been used up? If you’re 13, talk convincingly to your parents or your close relatives and try to make them understand that you are old enough to run your own business and don’t let them think that you’ll just use the money for a video game.

If you’re 16, you could borrow it from your friends or significant someone. The moment you turn 18, more opportunities to borrow money or capital would come through. Business firms allowing enthusiasts to accumulate a certain kind of amount plus interest. Lending companies as we call them. With determination, you could see your money rolling.

Fine a cure for teenage immaturity. Engage yourself with what you’re made of. Don’t be satisfied sitting at one corner reading your notes. Being small doesn’t mean you have to aim and act small. Live to conquer. Start with something.

14.5.08

What is an Entrepreneur?

People enjoy a lot of comforts as they go through life each day. Have you ever wondered who are responsible for all these life's comforts? You have to thank the entrepreneurs for it. But, what is an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur has many meanings. If you want to know exactly what it means, just keep on reading.

A person who assumes business responsibility and the risks that comes along with it is called an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, one expects to make profits, whether big or small, depending on the business he or she is involved in. generally, the entrepreneur decides which product or service to offer, obtain the needed facilities, hires the required labor force, acquire production materials, and provides for the capital.

There is no assurance that the business will become a success. However, if the business proves to be a success, the entrepreneur will reap all the benefits and rewards in terms of the profits. In case of a loss, the entrepreneur will also be the one to suffer.

Assuming business responsibilities is definitely not an easy task. Not many individuals are willing to take huge responsibilities, and most especially take all the risks. Only an experienced and knowledgeable individual will dare to become an entrepreneur. The ultimate goal of an entrepreneur is to earn profits.

By putting up a small business, you will also earn limited returns but by establishing a big business, you will also earn more profits. The choice will depend on the entrepreneur and his or her available resources.

As the most important person in a business venture, an entrepreneur will be the one to decide which product or service to offer. He or she must be able to determine the needs of the people and provide the answer to such needs. A careful study of the targeted market is required. This takes time because one can't decide immediately what product or service to offer.

Once the products or services are identified, it is now time for the entrepreneur to obtain all the needed facilities. This will include the building or the place of business.

Along with it are the other things needed such as the office furniture, fixtures, and many other things. The capital is usually provided by the entrepreneur and a part of it will be allotted for the acquisition of the facilities. Later on, these things will be considered as one of the assets of the business.

Recruitment of the labor force is also an important part of being an entrepreneur. The business will not succeed if it doesn’t have a loyal labor force. Everyone should work together in order to achieve success. It is therefore of utmost importance to hire only the qualified employees.

As you can see, the entrepreneur has to take care of many things. This may be one reason why not many individuals are willing to become one. If the business succeeds or fails, it is all because of the entrepreneur.

Now that you know what an entrepreneur is, would you like to become one? Well, if you have the right attitude, skills, and qualifications, you too can become an entrepreneur. It would be best to embark on a humble beginning. Don’t attempt to reach the peak of success all at once. It takes hard work, dedication, and perspiration. You must take one step at a time.