So, you want to be an entrepreneur? There’s bad news and good news. The bad news is that it may not be at all like what you see on social media—the serene photos on the beach, overnight insta-fame, and the perfect work/life balance.
The truth is, only a handful of people get to experience those things consistently, and they typically have to pay their dues for an average of 15 years.
Research shows that only half of new businesses survive for the first five years, and only 35% are able to survive for 10 years. Even grimmer, Bloomberg research shows that 8 out of every 10 businesses fail within the first 19 months.
But don’t be discouraged!
There’s good news too, which is that freedom and autonomy are real, and so is the thrill of doing something that you love day in and day out.
The question is: how do some people do it?
In my latest book, The Misadventures of a New Entrepreneur: I share 5 Things They Won’t Teach You in Business School and share the secrets that every new entrepreneur should know.
From the value of infrastructure to remaining relevant, aspiring and operational entrepreneurs will learn:
- How to build a sustainable business from within;
- How to create a healthy work/life balance;
- How to stay true to their original vision, while creating a model that consistently engages their audience;
- How to avoid common reasons for business failure including leadership and management failure, weak value proposition, unprofitable business model, and poor financial management; and
- How to create cash flow streams that will enable them to defy the odds and beat the statistics.
Want to be part of the success stories this year, then The Misadventures of a New Entrepreneur: 5 Things They Won’t Teach You in Business School is a must-read.
Here’s what readers are saying:
“…I bought this book and I’m so glad that I picked it up. The author, Andrena, explains her own personal journey of entrepreneurship and TRULY breaks down her struggles and triumph in the area of finances, making a profit, health journey, love and all. The reality is that (as) an entrepreneur it will affect all areas of your LIFE, Sawyer talks exactly about the things that they don’t teach you when you’re getting your MBA. Quick read as well!”
“…This book is worth the read. It has incredibly insightful information on what people tend to not address in business school. A must for anyone that wants to pursue owning their own business. Definitely recommend, it is a keeper.”