What Makes Being an Entrepreneur Challenging?
by Tanya Robertson, Demand Media
While being an entrepreneur does have its benefits, it also has its challenges. When entrepreneurs first start out, they’re often considered a one-man show, meaning they’re responsible for doing everything on their own. This usually equates to working really long hours, juggling numerous projects and having to constantly come up with new ideas. However, once you learn to overcome the challenges, you’ll be able to reap the rewards.
One of the biggest headaches for entrepreneurs involves dealing with finances. For new entrepreneurs, it’s often difficult to raise enough capital to start up their companies. Even after the business is established, entrepreneurs have a hard time obtaining loans and lines of credit, as banks set high eligibility requirements for small-business owners. Another issue that entrepreneurs face is they may struggle financially for quite some time before their business becomes profitable. In the mean time, entrepreneurs work long hours and for little to no pay.
Entrepreneurs are known for putting in long hours and juggling many responsibilities. Therefore, it’s imperative that they have good time-management skills. Otherwise, entrepreneurs are apt to overextend themselves and take on more work than they can handle. In the long run, this isn’t good for the entrepreneur’s health or the reputation of the business. In addition, for those who have a family at home, balancing a work life and a home life often proves challenging.
While many people are used to having a set work schedule and routine they must adhere to, things are a little different with entrepreneurs. When you’re self-employed, you must motivate yourself to get up early each day and tackle what needs to get done. Some people are good at keeping themselves motivated, but others find it an ongoing struggle. For an entrepreneur, there’s no time for procrastination because you’re not getting paid by punching a time clock. As an entrepreneur, you’re paid solely by your own productivity and success.
Entrepreneurs are known for constantly brainstorming and having new ideas on how they can capitalize and make more money. While having these unique ideas are a good thing, they can become overwhelming if you lack enough focus to narrow down your options to the ones with the most potential. As an entrepreneur, it’s your job to zero in on only your brightest ideas and see them through to the end. If you lack this focus, you’ll just waste your time bouncing around from one idea to another without anything ever getting accomplished.
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