Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Entrepreneurship represents the ability to see a challenge, accept the risk and force you to succeed, no matter what. Owning a business is hard work. It is painful. It is a demanding mistress, and has been known to drive people crazy. But owning your own business is rewarding. It creates a security you can not get working for someone else. For a business owner, challenges arise in the form of a production defect, an unexpected delay, or force majeur, or even an unhappy employee. Let your opportunity seized be in working through the problems, overcoming the chaos, and rising into a better prepared and wise entruprenuer.
When opening a small business, there are many decisions to make. Where will I get the funding? Where will the business be located? What services will I provide? What services and goods will I add to my product line? Who is my specific target audience? Is there an ancillary audience? Do I have all the legal filings completed, submitted, and filed?
The perception is that business owners hire a staff, and they are the brain child behind the work that ensues. Reality is most business owners are the designer, HR, marketing, and accounting departments. Time management is the most essential key. Right after that would be small task specific goals, designing the path forward to greatness.
By setting small, task oriented goals; you allow yourself insight to see where your bottle necks are. Being your own Six Sigma Champion, you can analyze what is inefficient on your business, and make needed changes before the work gets too far along. Is it possible to run a perfect business, no. If it were, so many would not fail every single month. Is it possible to run an efficient business, which consistently shows a profit, yes. Show your merit by responding to work by putting in more work.