After the third position for which I interviewed went unfilled because the company was putting it “on hold until the economy turns around,” I realized it was a disturbing trend. At first, I tried to fight it, coming up with all sorts of reasons why they should take a chance on me. Then it hit me — I needed to figure out how I could make this uncertainty work for me. So, I asked to work on individual projects while they waited.
An entrepreneur is born.
My first year with Branson Ink paid the bills. In 2010, I need to have a plan. Since I accidentally became an entrepreneur — and love it, by the way — I need to go backward and figure out how to go from “adequate” to “fabulously successful”!
Given the unplanned nature of my business, I began to read everything I could on business development, managing finances, contracts, setting rates, payment options, partnerships, and even other businesses that would provide cashflow to enhance my new communications business — real estate, mini-storage, mall kiosks, purses.
I uncovered a lot of very interesting and helpful tips. Therefore, I am starting this blog for those of us who have been forcibly removed from the allegedly secure corporate jobs to the wide open world of entrepreneurship. I hope my posts help you in your venture, or lead you to want to work with me (and my ever-growing network). I plan to post articles about interesting business practices and review the books — audio and print — that I read/listen to. I also hope that you will give me your thoughts and provide your own suggestions.
Ok, gotta go think of something way cool and clever to post!