Faced with the shortage “structural” employment opportunities, has emerged the need to create one’s own work and thus find an economically profitable and sustainable over time.
This trend is in constant growth: high rates of unemployment, underemployment, employment contracts perverse and violence in many companies to their employees makes one think to seek other alternatives for personal development.
By this I mean that large numbers of people, many of them from state or private companies with no previous experience, training or inclination for independent activity, are forced to think of working on their own. A challenge is not for everyone.
Let me enumerate some ideas put forward to defend what is called “own business”, “independent work”, “own business”, “microenterprise”, etc..
* Power to be your own boss
* Power, independence, freedom, self –
* Owning what you do and who have not reported
* Develop ideas and creativity
* Generate revenue and earnings growth that one can reap by itself
* Administer and manage a personal enterprise
* Do what you want.
* Etc, etc..
These assumptions correspond to a greater or lesser extent some idealization read “lone hero” that we all harbor a little place in the heart. We like to think by making them face the adversities faced with own resources. I think those who choose this path have a predilection for these mythic images. It is true that the “autonomous” or “independent” always existed. The companies owe their birth to a hero with these features: a visionary, a dreamer who ran away to realize what he perceived as “their” business or opportunity.
Currently, the myth still exists and has always the same followers of the intuition alone, smell and courage must be complemented by many other qualities and requirements planned management, needs assessment, market potential and marketing, business plans, profitability , costs, feasibility and resources, etc..
That is, dreams, myths and legends must be kneaded with accounts, market analysis and strategic planning.
* 1) Be your own boss means being willing to work 12 hours or more per day
* 2) Power and independence means making decisions and choosing options
* 3) Owning means to address all risks and responsibilities for the operation of the business
* 4) Creativity is having the ingenuity to get around obstacles and find viable alternatives at each stage of the business or activity
* 5) Generate revenue and profit is economically support themselves and learn about costs, cash flow and profitability.
* 6) Administer and manage the company is careful to establish an organization, know how to delegate, plan objectives, set priorities and importances and always be open to change head the march if necessary.
* 7) Doing what you really want to do what is most suitable for business success and be willing to revise one’s ideas, seek advice and learn, learn and learn.
What happens to those who come from a job that has ended, with those unwilling to follow where they have, those who can not find another job, as those who never worked and now must do?
In this case the transformation of resources on a personal level is greater still: passing a field of action with fixed rules, hierarchies, roles, functions and responsibilities bounded to enter fully functioning organization with an agenda and self-administered at your own risk.
I mention it on the agenda because there is a noticeable difference in the experience of time management and from being without fixed occupation and pre-set schedule: on measurement and no runs while meaningless, the future is blurred.
Leaving aside the differences between those from the loss of employment and those who want to start with a self-managed activity, the similarities go. This group of people must transform their way of life substantially and face a new project. This project requires that you take it seriously which means:
Proactive attitude (positive attitude and action)
The positive attitude is essential as it will face challenges, new situations and obstacles steadily. It is possible that surrounding the entrepreneur trying to alert you to overcome the difficulties and disadvantages of doing something only in a context of weak incentives and a recessionary economy. With the best intentions will want to avoid disappointment and discourage their projects.
If it is a stronger woman this is and what to say even if it is the first time that long into the ring. For this, he does not possess a certain amount of energy of action, output and optimism, quickly succumb to the recommendations of best to stay as is.
Decision to do what one intends and perseverance
Being convinced of what they want to do will decide to “take” the appropriate way to carry it out. This decision must be strong to be able to persevere without perseverance or obsecación becomes useless tosudez. To persevere is to continue the efforts and seek appropriate ways and is different from insisting on what is not.
Self-discipline and organization to develop an activity without heads
Who develops an autonomous activity is the task of taking over all facets that are part of the activity. Make your own hours of work, place and manner of carrying out daily tasks and organize your schedule gun steadily and tirelessly each and every one of the aspects related to your business. Therefore learn to develop routines and methods that help to simplify and save effort. You will not have to but he blames that is responsible to himself and to their partners, suppliers, customers and peers.
Consensus and support from close relatives (they will be affected or will be involved somehow in the change)
A microenterprise is usually started in craft and personnel. Use existing resources within the family (who often plays a key role). It is very unusual for something new starts from home or require assistance or cooperation of others nearby (children, spouse, friends, etc).
For this very reason it is crucial to understand what it will mean the new activity and how it will affect the best common areas, phone, work schedules, time devoted to it, the energy and attention it demands. If there is no understanding and support, will become much more difficult path.
* Knowledge of one’s own strengths and weaknesses (in a systematic way and not “roughly”)
* Survey’s own experiences and knowledge to make better use of what has
* Inventory of material and financial resources
Each and every one of these aspects should be duly evaluated and recognized. Who best knows itself and its possibilities, better use of their resources, both in regard to knowledge, work experience, management styles, skills, difficulties or disadvantages that has capital to account, contributions, etc.
What will be our way of reaching consumers is another important aspect. Which means we use to raise awareness of the service or product you have, what form or style more appropriate for the segment we will discuss if we promotions, gifts, home deliveries, personalized items, wholesale sales, special discounts, distribution logistics merchandise, etc..
Setting clear objectives, measurable and time to develop in the short term, medium term and long term
This is also part of strategic planning: first know where we are, what our current situation and secondly where we want to, what we intend and in between, do we need to do to achieve the proposed objectives. Nothing more, nothing less to look not only time but also goals that can be assessed in stages or processes or achievements to be measured in any concrete way (to get as many new customers, sell many items, arrive at new year with such a partner, and so on. etc.).