DescriptionAn accessible guide to handling the unforeseeable consequences of becoming an entrepreneur in today and tomorrow's economy
The spirit of an entrepreneur is often characterized as one of unbridled passion and a sense of fearlessness. But what about the consequences of choosing to become an entrepreneur? The occupational hazards associated with this endeavor range from maintaining focus, balancing work with your personal life, and finding good partners to burnout and boredom. Despite the abundance of entrepreneurial guides written, few focus on the essential aspect of dealing with the unexpected personal and professional costs of starting and financing a business. This new book will help you answer these tough questions.
Engaging and informative, this book skillfully examines what usually goes wrong on the road to entrepreneurship, revealing what business owners regret and what you can do to address these issues. Along the way, it provides an overview of the personality traits and qualities that make success in entrepreneurship more likely, and also explores how the weight of wearing the entrepreneurial hat can affect you.
- Covers the seven principal obstacles that can arise at any level in the entrepreneurial game
- Filled with the valuable insights of an author who has experience as an entrepreneur and as a corporate attorney representing hundreds of entrepreneurs over his twenty-six year legal career
- Touches on issues associated with everything from the nerve-wrecking start-up phase to the disenchanted later stages when success does not necessarily guarantee personal or professional contentment
If you're looking for a better way to manage and minimize some of the most prominent problems you'll face as an entrepreneur, look no further than this book.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1
CHAPTER 2 What Makes a Great Entrepreneur? 9
CHAPTER 3 Staying Focused While Working on New Ideas 27
CHAPTER 4 Getting a Life 45
CHAPTER 5 Employee Management 101 61
CHAPTER 6 Finding the Right Business Partner for Your Venture 81
CHAPTER 7 Financing Your Company’s Growth 101
CHAPTER 8 Too Pooped to Produce? 123
CHAPTER 9 Battling Boredom in a Growing Company 143
CHAPTER 10 The Greatest Challenges 157
About the Author 173