Any Entreprenuers In The House?

Discussion in 'Business and Finance' started by Edwin, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Hi,

    I initially signed up on this website to connect with other entrepreneurs but haven't had much luck. If you are an entrepreneur or exploring to be one, this thread is for you and I will be pleased to meet you.
  2. Any kind really. People who have started business or people wanting to start.
  3. I started a business. Not a successful one, but it's started. LOL
  4. What kind? If you don't mind sharing?
  5. Holla!

    Business lady in the house! I work in business and run a few grassroots/bootlegged businesses. you can say I work as a business developer but also along the side run a few ventures (I am building literally from scratch) that I want to grow into meaningful and buoyant entities.

    Love all my business. Come from a business family. Totally believe that business is loved by God too.

    Business can be a ministry to bless the work of God and the needy.

    its my calling

    Edwin and KingJ say Amen and like this.
  6. I have failed in business. Had a chicken and donut shop. Staff stealing too much / I couldn't be there full time.

    I am trying a new venture now with kit cars and maybe amalgamate with my dads canopy / caravan business. I also make homemade bows (archery) on the side.
  7. What business you in?
  8. Entrepreneur, a nice way of saying throw the spaghetti onto the wall, if it sticks we're good.
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  9. I personally don't care to call myself anything like that. Even when I'm dealing with customers directly, I never identify myself as the owner. I don't mind them thinking I'm some dumb kid working for a company.
  10. Anything mirco basically. I have a passion for recycling and renewable energy. Often I think how renewable energy can be made more affordable for the average customer.
  11. Does volunteer work count?
  12. When you figure that out you will be rich (y).
  13. reality is, sometimes entrepreneurs have to try lots of businesses before finally getting the real one that works. its what determines the difference between a successful one and the not so successful. Not all entrepreneurs take chances by making "spaghetti on the wall" decisions - seeing if they will work or not.

    Even when businesses are calculated and deliberated upon. They sometimes fail even then, because of factors beyond control. What I know is that the experience accumulates into a deal/business that you can call "your life's work". Pretty much like Handel's Messiah.

    its your ability to pick yourself up. and once you try and try, that experience, is what you use to succeed in your final venture :) You cant get a top job without experience. Failure to entrepreneur is what working experience is for those who work for others. No short cuts to the top.

    (only risk and thrill chasers get this, besides, losing everything or having to start from scratch in life should not be feared. Steve Jobs sold his mother's house "to go and find himself" in the east somewhere (in Bali or something) - the rest as we all know is history.
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  14. #16 Mercedes Benz E Class, Jul 30, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
    Also have learnt sometimes that people start off too ambitiously in business. the bigger the idea the greater the cost.

    The most successful people I know started tiny small. i.e. selling sweets on the road, then graduated into finding a small market stand/stall, then a small itty bitty shop, then a big shop, then a couple around the area and so forth.

    When your costs/overheads are low to zero, you get to net the profits instead of making a 100 000 that month, only to pay tax, the workers, the rent (rent can majorly set you back), buy new stock etc. start small and have the discipline to reinvest/plough-back your profits.

    Point is:
    big business = big costs + big demands + big drain on cash flow + big risk etc
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  15. In comparison to going to school, getting the needed skills and starting a business based on your career.

    Lessens the chance of failure and having to start all over again.
  16. Dave - Lessens but does not guarantee.

    School can only take you so far. Being able to do business has to be a gift, something in your blood.
    Some of the greatest business men I know only reached the 3rd grade of school. They struggle to
    read deep documents but have a killer instinct for picking the correct team and detecting problems
    miles off. This is street know-how. It cant be taught.

    Education yes and no. Have spent years and years learning accounting from bottom to the top. All
    my accounting education equals 17 years, half my life. But I cant tell you how many professionals I
    know who are just glued to the job. Yet the ceiling is only so high.

    In contrast, the other non-schooled entrepreneurs I know are making a killing. Opening up garage after garage,
    restaurant after restaurant and employing these same so called professionals by the bulk full.

    Education is good and it does lessen the risk. But nothing more than knowing your gut instincts and
    being able to detect opportunities, threats, dodgy deals using your intuition.

    just my 2 cents.
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  17. I'm just starting out trying to make a business with a friend. We Make Christian Themed Guitar Effect Pedals that are hand made and sound awesome. I would like to get some advise on how to advertise my business in practical ways so people might see what we have. This is the first Christian designing that I have seen being done in the realm of Guitar Pedals. We are at

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  18. I started an on-line business yesterday. It's really quite simple actually. I'm surprised I didn't think of it before, but I got the idea from an email. I may tell you what it is later after I see how well it does. I'm afraid if I tell anyone, everyone will be doing it and burn it up/ruin it.

    It's all legit.

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