“Being your own boss is great. You get to choose which 18 hours of the day you work.” It was a throwaway remark made to me by an entrepreneur during an interview, but its gentle sarcasm is lost when you realise that for a lot of new business owners it reflects reality. It’s also the reason why work-life balance is one of the hottest topics in entrepreneurdom. On the one hand, entrepreneurs are told they need a healthy balance, that being ‘always on’ leads to burn out that could impact their business. On the other…is it even possible when you are starting up? Are work and life one and the same for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You want to give your new company your entire focus but few people can afford to abruptly give up their paycheck. In an ideal world, you have at least a year’s salary saved up and you can quit your day job in order to focus 100 percent on your entrepreneurial venture. Unfortunately, that’s just not feasible for many entrepreneurs who end up being successful. Maybe you have a family to take care of, massive student loans, debt or a mortgage you can’t negotiate lower, or perhaps the medical benefits of your current employer are just too good to let go. Many entrepreneurial mentors will tell you to quit your job, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The qualities that make one a great entrepreneur are the same as what makes you a good mother. I was an entrepreneur before I became a mother, but for many women in my circle, the opposite is true; motherhood has forged the path to entrepreneurship. For some, the challenges of motherhood have been the inspiration behind their companies while for others, the flexibility allowed by being your own boss has been the key to managing a career and family. Whatever their reason for entering entrepreneurship, all agree that motherhood has provided them with the skills to help their business thrive. Source: How Motherhood Prepares You for EntrepreneurshipContinue Reading... No Comments.
While most young entrepreneurs hole up in co-working spaces, a few lucky ones are running their firms out of 7 World Trade Center — for free.It’s just one of the perks for startups working with SilverTech Ventures, a four-month-old firm that collaborates with Silverstein Properties, the major Manhattan real estate developer. Source: Free rent: 7 World Trade Center opens doors to startups – Apr. 28, 2015Continue Reading... No Comments.