ts a great time to be an entrepreneurin the last decade, technology has leveled the playing field and propelled an entrepreneurial revolution. As an entrepreneur, you now have more access to information that enables you to make more intelligent choices more quickly. You have an advantage over big businesses in that youre lighter, more flexible, and faster on your feet. You can target new markets more quickly, and you can turn on a dime.
But being a successful entrepreneur requires that you look at the big picture and follow a plan through from beginning to end. Rieva Lesonsky, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine gives some practical guidelines that can help you when beginning your own enterprise:
1.Dont Quit Your Day Job.
2.Find Your Niche.
The days of general stores are over. Particularly online, consumers are looking for stores that specialize. You have to find a needsomething a specific group of people want, but cant get at the big chain storesand fill it. Advises Lesonsky, You cant compete with the big guys, so you have to find where the big guys arent and go into your niches.
3.Have an Online Presence.
Even if youre not planning to start an online retail business, consider that the internet can still play a valuable role in your company. Having an online presence eliminates the limitations of physical location and broadens your customer base by, literally, millions. Its also a great tool for promoting yourself and letting people, even in your own area, know that youre there, and what youre doing.
4.Refuse to Quit.
Where can you find employers? How can you find your desired local job?
Before anything else, you should determine your skills and abilities, update your resume and be ready to face the employment process. There are several options on where to find employment.
If you are seriously searching for a local job, but you have no idea where to look, you may be just one of the thousands of unemployed people in the country. However, finding a job is easy when you know where to search.
1) Job Center: Job centers provide numerous vacancies for different kinds of work. Majority of job centers update their employment board frequently.
Originally, these career centers cater to young jobseekers up to 21 years old. They arrange for appropriate job interviews, which they believe, would match your skills and abilities. Some job centers also process training vacancies and apprenticeships to young people. Today, these centers also cater adults need of employment.
2) Newspapers: Local and national newspapers, non-profit papers and job hunting newspapers provide advertisements on current job vacancies. You could find all the existing newspapers in libraries and check all the recent job postings.
Majority of newspapers today have their content available online. You could browse through them one by one and list all the jobs you prefer.
4) Agencies: Employment agencies handle most of vacant local work. Covering all kinds of work for various industries, these agencies are listed in local directories and Yellow pages.