Thinking about starting a business? The Wall Street Journal has a collection of advice for people getting ready to take that leap.
â€“Donâ€™t start a business to get rich because there may be surer routes to material gain, such as working for an existing multinational and building up stock options. Start a business if you are passionate about an idea, want to change the world or crave an exciting life where change is a constant.
â€“You can be entrepreneurial even within a big company by launching a new product or starting a branch in a different country. But that doesnâ€™t compare to the level of risk in actually starting your own business and having your own paycheck and that of other employees dependent on your businessâ€™s success.
â€“Women are sometimes more risk- averse and so shy away from starting their own businesses. In reality, women make good entrepreneurs because theyâ€™re socialized to juggle and running your own business involves doing multiple different tasks, from fundraising to managing to hiring, at the same time.
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