Business There are a number of myths about misconceptions that seem to persist year after year for a variety of reasons. These mischaracterizations about the business world may seem inconsequential, but the sad truth is that many people are convinced that they are not bright enough to start their own business. We would like to address three .mon myths about what it takes to be.e self-employed. 1. You don’t need a Masters in business administration or any other fancy diplomas. Many people think that in order to be.e successful in your own business, you need to have an MBA or other advanced degree. This is simply not true. We believe that education is always beneficial, and this is especially important if you plan to be.e a manager at a top firm that normally requires an MBA from a top school. However, we don’t necessarily believe this applies nearly as much when it .es to owning your own small business. Much of the formal academic training in a university is geared towards obtaining a job with a large corporation, not towards entrepreneurship. Sometimes this kind of education may even be a detriment if you rely on it exclusively when going out on your own. Remember that some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, including Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, do not have college degrees — let alone a Masters in business administration or any other advanced degree. 2. You don’t have to be extremely sociable or extroverted. Some studies suggest that entrepreneurs tend to be more extroverted, but this is certainly not a requirement by any means. As long as you are able to perform professionally and treat your customers courteously, you shouldn’t have a problem running your own business. 3. Entrepreneurs do not necessarily take huge risks when starting their own businesses. Consider what might happen if the worst-case scenario .es true and your business fails like so many others have in the past. What would you do? Well, you would probably end up going back to a regular job like you had before. Perhaps your savings would also have been wiped out in the process, and you would have to start from scratch over financially. This would be no cakewalk, but consider the alternative. Now consider the risk of staying in your current job (or one like it) for the long -term and never venturing out into the world of entrepreneurship. You may wind up regretting this decision many years from now because you were stuck in a job that you hated or that had low in.e potential. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: