Small Business Entrepreneur – Become a Jewelry Designer

Small business entrepreneurs have confidence in themselves. Confidence in yourself is your power or your control panel to your jewelry business success. Belief in you is the critical key to maintain a small business.

Speaking from experience, you need to be emotionally ready to take the first step into becoming an entrepreneur. If you are not emotionally strong or you have doubts then you are not ready.

No one person or test can tell you when you are ready. Just like love; you will know. But whether to ask the marriage question or to answer yes to a marriage proposal you need to be ready for the commitment and a willingness to live life together with its many ups and downs.

In a sense you will marry your small business just as you marry your mate. Both situations need to be ready to work and grow together. When you love what you do or you love the one you are with, it will be a professional or a personal successful lifestyle.

Here is a list of questions that may help you to decide if you are a small business entrepreneur:

Do you have a lot of ideas for new products or improving products?

Do you find yourself changing jobs often?

Do you learn quickly and are bored with many of your jobs?

  1. Do you have coping problems following job orders or being corrected on the job?
  2. Are you more comfortable being a leader than a follower?
  3. Do you feel that you are being held back from advancing in your job?
  4. Are you truly doing the workload of three people, yet being paid as one?
  5. Are you very knowledgeable of your subject?
  6. Are you very unhappy on the job and wish you were doing what you love to do?
  7. Do you fantasize seeing yourself being self-employed or owning your own business?
  8. Do you know and feel that you are smarter than your boss?

You may wish to consider becoming a jewelry designer as many entrepreneurs are creative and are excellent at developing new products with their jewelry designing abilities. The creativity within you will keep your abilities challenged and your work will never be boring.

You will be able to advance yourself as a jewelry designer much quicker in your own business than depending on management promotion with a standard company or corporation. Small business jewelry designers are happy doing their chosen work. The benefits of being a jewelry designer is beauty, joy, and fun.

If you are interested in becoming a jewelry designer visit the home page of Tricia Deed at http://www.Infotrish.vpweb.com/ and review “The A-Z Steps to Becoming a Jewelry Designer”.

The One Thing That a Home Business Entrepreneur Has to Get Right

There was no shortage of training and instruction opportunities on how to run a successful home business when I first got started. Just the training offered by my company was more than I could read or listen to in a week. That wasn’t even accounting for all of the information available from Google. I began to notice that some people were doing a lot more home business training than home business building. The predictable result was that they became very knowledgeable but not very wealthy.

From my experience, the purpose of home business training and education is not knowledge. It’s action. What good is learning if you do not apply what you have learned to get the desired result?

The secret to home business success? There is no secret anymore. Those who have been successful are usually very open about how they did it. Why? First, they understand that there is enough money and opportunity for everyone to prosper. Second, they know that 9 out of 10 people they train will not apply what they have learned and therefore will never be a threat of any kind.

When you are getting started in a new business, it is exciting. It can also be a little bit overwhelming once you figure out how much there is to learn. It seems like there is a lot to remember. Many new home business entrepreneurs react to this by finding ways to stay busy without doing anything productive to move their business forward. Doing “research” is a common way to stay busy without moving your business forward at all. Researching advertising, researching prospecting, researching team building, etc. At the end of the day, you haven’t done anything to potentially put money in your pocket.

There are countless ways to advertise, prospect and network. Some things will work for you and some won’t be a fit. You have to evaluate whether or not it fits in your schedule, budget, etc. To be successful, you will absolutely need to learn a new skill set and some of the activities you spend your time on absolutely should give you butterflies in your stomach. Butterflies in your stomach let you know that you are moving outside your comfort zone and stretching yourself as an entrepreneur and person. Examine your daily activities. If you are never uncomfortable in your business activities, there is a good chance that you not having much luck moving it forward.

It’s simple to determine if what you are doing is home business building or home business training. When you look back on your day, what activities did you engage in to move your business forward (i.e. did you sharpen all the pencils on your desk and rearrange your office or did you speak to five prospect/customers about your product?).

Examples of staying busy: arranging your desk, ordering business cards, researching advertising possibilities that you do not immediately implement. Training should be a cornerstone of your business, but not to the exclusion of the things that bring in income. Training and education is critical, but only when you couple it with money making activities.

Examples of taking action: Placing advertisements, speaking to leads or customers, providing support for others in your enterprise.

If you are spending a lot of time on your business with little income to show for it, this is a great exercise to pinpoint the problem.

It comes down to this – It is a great deal easier (and more comfortable) to train than to take action. If you are always comfortable in your business, you are most likely not moving yourself forward.

Never forget that you learn so that you can take action. Here’s how you do that. Learn something, then immediately apply it. Use what works and discard the rest. Repeat. Soon you will develop an arsenal of tools to help you become a successful home business owner.

Do You Have the Special Qualifications it Takes to Be a Mentor to Online Business Entrepreneurs?

Are there special qualifications for being a mentor to online business entrepreneurs?  Do you have them?  You must decide for yourself.

I have encountered many people who declare they are the best business mentor because they have made a lot of money online.  Yet, it is obvious from their actions that they lack character.  Many are more adept at taking your money than in teaching you how you can become an ethical success.

The qualifications for a being a good mentor to an online business entrepreneur start with having your own mission and vision for excellence in business, whether you are in  internet marketing or a home-based business.  You demonstrate those in your behavior every day.

You care that everyone in business, including online entrepreneurs and home business owners, respond to the expectations of clients, consumers and the general public, that honesty and integrity are integral to a successful business.

You are a standard-bearer for the idea that businesses owe a debt of gratitude, because being a success is a privilege.  So you share a commitment with other online business entrepreneurs to promote professionalism in all aspects of online business. 

You do not give in to failure and encourage others through your own example.  You recognize that it is through the failures that you learn and become more confident in yourself and your ability to get back up when intractable setbacks occur, sometimes one after another.

Finally, you realize that you do not have all of the answers and that continued education in your industry  is the best way to grow.  You are passionate about personal development as a means to help yourself and other online business entrepreneurs remain successful.

What it Takes to Be a Home Business Entrepreneur

Millions of people everyday are starting a home business opportunity and therefore are becoming entrepreneurs. But do they realize what that means? Most people do it because they are looking for a type of freedom. They want to be in charge of their income levels instead of relying on the limited raise their employer is willing to give them. They want to be in charge of their schedule rather than what their employer dictates. With those two main factors in mind, the home business opportunity seekers aim at having more money to travel and pamper themselves than their existing budget allows while having the time freedom to do it and thus spending quality and quantity time with the people most important to them, usually their family.

Those are excellent reasons for wanting to become a home business entrepreneur but what about the entrepreneurial part? What about the “Business” part? Do you know what it means to be in business, to be an entrepreneur? This is where many new home business owners spent little or no time considering. Between being an employee and an entrepreneur there is a world of differences as there is between being a downhill skier and a mountain climber.

The home business opportunity seeker wants to be his own boss and take control. But what is he or she taking control of? The new entrepreneur is now the “owner” of his or her business and while this is extremely exhilarating and providing a fantastic feeling of freedom, it also means a very different set of responsibilities. Rather than being a crew member on an ocean liner following the Captain’s directives, the employee turned entrepreneur is now the Captain of his own vessel and in most cases is a crew of one. Now in charge of absolutely everything, calling the shots and answering to no one but the person in the mirror. Again very liberating but also putting the accountability in one single place.

One must realize this before making the jump from employment to entrepreneurship. Nobody will order you what to do, you have to order yourself. Nobody will give you project deadlines, ask for progress reports and evaluate your final results, you will be expected to take ownership of all this and be accountable to you. When your business is not going the way you would like, you only have one person to turn to; yes the person in the mirror.

When being an employee, it usually means that you are employed by a business or some type of organization. And the name says it, it is “organized”. The employee’s work responsibilities fall into an organized system where all have a set of functions to fulfill that are accountable to a hierarchy of employees all the way to the top person who makes the overall decisions. No matter the size of this organization, the bottom line is that the owner(s) and/or the top employee (President) are the ones designing and defining how this well oiled machine will work and dictate who will do what – they design a system and plug in employees in each of the functions that will make the system work and deliver the desired results. Being an employee often means you have a limited view on the overall picture of how a business/organization is operated because you’re told what you need to know to make sure your function puts out the desired outcome.

When becoming an entrepreneur, you need to have a much broader and overall view of how things work because you’re the owner, the President, the Vice-President, the Director, the Manager and the Customer Service Representative all in one. You’re a one man show and therefore you must think differently than an employee does. With great freedom comes great responsibilities. If you have that level of responsibilities in you, then by all means, you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The responsible person is by definition accountable to themselves which is also a requirement to call yourself a home business entrepreneur. Add a good dose of determination to stay focused on target and voila, you have the recipe for the right person to fill in the chair in your home office. With those traits, all you need is to surround yourself with the right people to make it worthwhile and feasible to reach the income goals and time freedom you seek.

“Oh wait a minute Pierre, I thought you said I was a one man show! Who am I surrounding myself with?”

You surround yourself with the people who will design your system and fill in the functions you do not have the skills for yet. It would be difficult for you to fulfill all the functions of President to Cust. Service Rep. if you have limited knowledge of how to run a business, and this no matter how responsible, accountable and determined you are. You need to surround yourself with the people that have done the homework for you and have designed the system, applied automation to it in order to leverage your time, strategized on market penetration so you don’t have to wait to learn marketing before you see results, developed training so you can learn as your business grows and finally, implemented support so you always have someone to turn to when you need a Mentor, this way you’re in business for yourself but never by yourself.

The last place I was employed at several years ago was a business where the President was the owner and there are two things I noticed in my stay there which are still serving me today. First, is the fact that my work effort was producing 10 folds the money I was paid for which is why being employed is not the way to get rich. Second, the owner was far from having all the answers but he was wise enough to surround himself with the people that knew the answers.

You can be the owner of your own business and not know everything there is to know about running a business as long as you know who to surround yourself with. All you have to do is surround yourself with the system experts, automation experts, marketing experts, training experts and support experts and then, you call the shots; you’re a home business entrepreneur.