André Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Taylor Insight
What’s the biggest adjustment a new entrepreneur must make? Is it funding the business? Is it delivering a product or service to customers? Is it understanding the business? While all these issues pose a challenge for the new entrepreneur, the biggest adjustment is taking on the mindset of an entrepreneur – what you might call, “making the transition.” Community college educators guide many students each year in the area of starting their own business but do you really help them make the transition? That is shifting their thinking from the common employment mindset – a focus on jobs, security, and the language of working within a big company, to an independent mindset where these young entrepreneurs realize and value the control they have over their lives, careers, and finances. Understand the role you can play in this important, necessary, and exciting step in the process of business development.