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Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur – Key Points to Remember

Working under someone is not your cup of tea, is it? May be you feel that working under someone is restricting you and you need to open up. Or, may be you were fired because of the bad economy and instead of letting that set you back, you have decided to enter the world of entrepreneurship.

What scenario is applicable to you does not matter. What matters is the end result: You want to be your own boss. Setting up your own company is quite daunting for sure but with just a few key points, you can overcome that fear and that worry. You can make it big if your start is well thought out and practical.

Listed below are a few key points for you to remember. Keep these in mind while making the shift from being an employee to being an employer and things will be easier for you.

Wearing Too Many Hats can weigh you down

Sure you have the skills to do everything right and sure you are smart. But does that mean you should do it all alone? NO. You need to start hiring. Make sure you hire at least two people to lead your company and then ensure that the tasks are distributed evenly everybody. Dumping everything on one person or on yourself will not help you succeed.

Rejection is something you have to brace yourself for from the start. However, you should not let that affect you at any level.

Attitude is VERY Important

Always approach others with a very healthy attitude, thus. You should be confident in your approach as well as highly enthusiastic. What you do, you should be passionate about it AND that MUST reflect in your communication. Remember that attitude is contagious: A good one and a bad one as well.

Choose Smart

If you are weak at something, – let’s face it, you can’t expect to excel in every nuance of your business – hire a professional to do that for you. Don’t try to start working on things that you are not good at. The economy is very fast paced today and there is definitely no time for you to start learning from the scratch and then implementing it in your business.

Take it Slow

Remember that you won’t be successful overnight. It will take you some time to get where you want to be. Persistence is very important when it comes to entrepreneurship but at the same time rushing matters will not help you. You should be very patient and that is only when you will be able to achieve what you have always wanted to. You won’t gobble up an entire elephant in one go now, will you? Think alone the same lines for entrepreneurship.


While it has been aforementioned that you shouldn’t try doing everything without relying on anyone else, you shouldn’t dump all the work on others. You should know and you should be aware of everything that is required to be successful. If you are well equipped with that, take some training and excel in it. You will be able to contribute more and that will help you a lot.

Of course these are not the only things that guarantee success but without these steps and points, your chances of making a successful transition are minimal. Take these into account, thus, and make a smooth transition from being bossed around to being the boss yourself!

Entrepreneurial Learning

The transition from being an employee to entrepreneurship is a big one but you don’t need to be intimidated by it. On your part, you should use your common sense while being fearless to put forward your thoughts and suggestions for the betterment of your company. At the same time, you should work not hesitate to hire help as and when needed. You can’t excel in everything and you shouldn’t try to either.

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