[This is a note to myself before I start, this is one of those topics that I wanted to write about entrepreneurship but I couldn’t, maybe because of two things: unable to express myself and my own opinions regarding the topic, and the kind of environment that I am in when I am about to start writing.]
When I decided that I am going into entrepreneurship, I personally didn’t have any clues at all about the struggles and hardships it entails. I personally could also say that to whoever else want to go into business, should also take note of stuffs before going right into starting a business.
If you want to go into business, you have to commit yourself to it one hundred percent full-time. I totally agree on this idea as I asked this to the CEO of an IT company based in California. That you are there for your customers, and you want to serve them well to satisfy their needs and wants.
If you are going to build a product, it should not have to be a great idea. It could sound like a very good idea, but ideas are nothing in my perception. What matters most is the execution.
If you are going to create the product, you should have the knowledge and background on how to build it. Funding on the development of the product will just go down the drain if you can’t even start on building the finish product.
Now, whatever the reason of your decision to go into entrepreneurship, could probably fall into one of these that I know:
1. You want to go into entrepreneurship, because you want to solve the problem of poverty in your circle. To me, that could mean within your family, your friends, your community, etc. You would love to help them to alleviate from suffering.
2. You want to go into entrepreneurship, because you feel it’s your time to shine as an employer and you hated being the person who just follow someone else’s orders.
3. You want to go into entrepreneurship, because you feel you are destined to become an owner of a business. Take note that this is different from the previous item I mentioned above, because, for me, this kind of entrepreneur feels it is a privilege rather than a personal conviction.
Going into business isn’t easy. You should have at least knowledge about building your product, how to market it and make profit. You should also listen to your customers very well on their suggestions and feedback about the product.