Monday, September 22, 2008

So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur


Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?? (photo source: Jason Mulcahy). Hint: the tie is not necessary, but I'm sure charm helps! :-)

The X PRIZE Foundation takes entrepreneurship very seriously. After all, we were started by (a) serial entrepreneur(s), and our technologies capitalize on and force more entrepreneurship.

Ever wondered whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?? Take this quick 50-question quiz.

You can also read more in an interview with the author, Jon Gillespie-Brown here. Jon is author of the book So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur. He has also promised that all proceeds from the book will go to benefit the Grameen Foundation.

Over seven years of research for this book, Jon says that the most common mistake he found was that:
people start a business or have an idea without considering their personal lives in the process. They would separate these two thought processes and never try and align them — it’s human nature to get excited about a new idea. However, if you don’t align your business with your personal life vision, somewhere down the line you will wish you had chosen an idea to serve you rather than the other way around... Business is very tough, without the passion and the drive (due to the lack of planning) many people give up – hence the increased risk of failure! [read more]

Hat-tip Small Business Trends.

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