A lot of fresh graduates would like to work even right after the commencement exercises. That explains the pile of resumes in different industries during graduation season. While it’s good to become an employee, it is also a nice idea if a fresh grad comes up with their own business.
You don’t have to be an inborn millionaire to have your own business.
You don’t have to be from a family of business magnates to come up with your organization.
And you don’t have to be the class valedictorian to be able to come up with your own company.
I bet you can name few huge business owners who don’t have the best grades in college, right?
I’m not saying that you totally eliminate the option of being an employee. I’m sure you can learn a lot from being one as well. However, if you can squeeze having a small business while being an employee, by all means, do it.
Here are some of the things which you should consider.
Study the basics in business management. If you took up a degree which has little or no information about business management, I would recommend that you take extra units or even seminars about it. Let’s face it, you might have the best business ideas but without learning the technicalities, chances are, you’d lose it in no time. You will need to know not only how to start a business, you should know how to sustain it. That’s where the real challenge is.
Think of businesses that won’t break the bank. It’s time that you get creative. As I have said, you don’t have to be an inborn millionaire should you want to have your own business. There are a lot of ideas which can put money on your pockets.
If you are good in planning and creating events, you can become an events coordinator. I believe that they are earning good money from being such.
If you have skills in painting, you can offer your services. Face painting is in demand during kid’s birthday parties.
For those who are good in hosting, I bet that a lot of people would love to hire you.
Don’t expect drastic changes in your finances right away. Most businesses start from scratch. In fact, there are a lot of companies who struggled for years before making a mark in their respective industries. Success doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a long process which is only for the determined and for the hard working.
So if you are asking me if you can come up with your own business even if you just stepped out from college, the answer is YES!
Barbara Watson loves to share practical tips to small business owners. She believes that fresh graduates should not be complacent into becoming an employee. She thinks that these newly grads must have a mind-set of an employer. During her free time, she writes for a company that creates desktop kiosks.Add to your list