They say, its better to have your own business rather than being employed in a company where you seemed to act as a servant. Once you become an interpreneur, you set your own rules and work whenever you want to at any time whenever you feel like it. In addition to that you can be as creative as you wanna be and explore of your business. What your business may be is what you are. It is some sort of a reflection of who you are as a person.

However, in our present situation in life, is it still advisable to open up a new business? How sure are you that you can profit or even level the capital you invested? More so that safety in every place is in danger. There are the increasing number of terrorists or rebels who have their own visions and missions and who are willing to take the risks of death just to fight their beliefs. Whatever we think of them doesnt matter. The reality is the dangers that we encounter in these cases affect how we live ourselves or even how we will survive.

The decision as whether to start or invest in a business venture or become an entrepreneur depends on you. Being an entrepreneur takes time to study and experience will help you lead the way to success. Besides every thing in life is taking a risk. If you are not willing to nothing will happen to your life.


  Lisa T.

September 25, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Nice post. I want to run my own business soon, so I'll remember this one. I know it'll be challenging, so I can use all the help and advice I can get. I've been thinking about buying a business lately instead of starting one from scratch. Maybe a franchise? I don't know. Do you have any suggestions or advice? Thanks!

  Alicia Allen

September 26, 2008 at 8:09 AM

@Lisa T. -- Yeah, regardless if you start one from scratch or buy an existing one, running your own business will be tough, but it’ll be rewarding in the end.

If you do take the buying route, there are a lot of sites you could check out for one. There's one called BizTrader.com. It's like this an online global marketplace where you can buy or sell a business. It has useful tips and advice, and you can also use it to find a lender or broker. Not bad at all.

Then there are always the small business groups in your area. They should be able to provide help and advice. If anything, it doesn't hurt to network.

Good luck!


October 3, 2008 at 3:16 AM

hi lisa t!

Franchise is good so long as you must check what kind of franchise is not yet available in your place. You must be able to choose the right spot for your franchise and you must consider one which is most effective in your place and what the people in your place love to do or to eat or to perform for that matter so that your business will be a success.


October 3, 2008 at 3:19 AM

hi alicia! Thanks for dropping by...

I checked the site too but I dont have yet the time to do business. I'll check it back again next year.