Zebraheard

Helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into a business


SURPRISES 

 I hear that most performers are nervous before going on stage. Although not a performer in the strictest definition of the word I always become a little nervous when I first meet my prospective entrepreneur client. 

The allure of entrepreneurs is the optimism that they possess. Never once as a business coach have I heard, “This is a terrible idea and I don’t think it will work.” The very nature of entrepreneurs lends itself to the most optimistic among us. 

The ideas that I have heard vary from typical business ideas, such as, dry cleaners, or pet items, to cars that are also sail boats, organic food for hamsters, to psychic workshops. Who knows…maybe? 

Experience has shown me that there are certain fundamentals, or processes anyone starting a business needs to understand and go through. Those capable and are willing to execute these fundamentals will increase their chance of success. 

In tomorrow’s blog I will discuss what I think is the top challenge facing today’s entrepreneur. 

 What do you think it is? 

Surprises are fun!

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March 31, 2010 Posted by | Entrepreneur | , , , , | 4 Comments

Hello world!


This is my first post and I must say I have struggled  on where to start. I am usually not  lacking in opinions or ideas, but I must confess this first blog has been difficult to begin.

The Courageous Doing The Impossible

After much thought I feel the reason for this is my earnest attempt to say something of value to entrepreneurs. For most of my business career spanning, let’s just say, over 30 years I have been either an entrepreneur or business coach to entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs are near and dear my heart and helping them succeed I derive much pleasure.

So as I did when I was 7 and wanted to learn to swim I am diving into the deep end and hoping for the best!

Learning To Take Chances

Being an entrepreneur is hard work.  I have found most people who say  they want to start a business do not have a real understanding of the challenges entrepreneurs face daily. There are sacrifices and plain hard work. When thinking about starting a business you must brutally honest with one person and that is you.

Once you have done a personal review of your true reason for starting a business meet with two close friends who will tell you the truth.  Lastly, do your homework. Go visit with local entrepreneurs. I have found people are very willing to help and current entrepreneurs will give you the good and bad on owning your own business. But, be willing to listen.

I will continue the blogs with tips, and comments to help in whatever way possible entrepreneurs.

Brenda

March 23, 2010 Posted by | Entrepreneur | 9 Comments