Do I need experience to become an entrepreneur?

February 28, 2009 at 8:44 am 6 comments

Yet another question that is asked often. There are two viewpoints on this. Some people insist that if you are born to be an entrepreneur, you should just go ahead and start your own company, learn what you need to – from books, from mentors, from the Internet, from case studies of other people. If you fail, so what? It is like falling off a bicycle – get up and try again.

The other view is that if you work in a company, learn how projects are managed, what processes need to be put in place, how people are hired and groomed, how money is raised and stuff like that, then it gives you a better chance at becoming a more successful entrepreneur. There is no right answer really. Different things work for different people.

Let us hear what Carlos Cashman had to say in answer to this question from Awais Naseer.

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  • 4. Sha  |  March 1, 2009 at 5:00 am

    To start a business, you need a skill – some sort of focused learning that you can turn into a business. You can get that working for someone.

    But your experience in a big company will not help you as an entrepreneur. In fact, you will have to unlearn a lot. To become an entrepreneur, you need experience as an entrepreneur. There’s no short-cut.

    A true entrepreneur is not a person who never fails. It is someone who fails, but has the inner conviction to start again.

    So the moment you have a skill you can turn into a business, start your first venture. You might fail (or not). If you succeed, great. If you fail, learn from your mistakes and start again.

    Every entrepreneur fails on a daily basis. A good entrepreneur learns from his daily experiments and improves his pitch, his product, his ideas…and thanks God for another day in business. Success comes to the stubborn (about staying in business) and the flexible (about how to make it a great success).

    Happy entrepreneur-ing!

  • 5. Wisler and Sherlyne  |  March 1, 2009 at 6:25 am

    That is so true!! different things work for different people… Start with the desire and open your mind to learning: with books, magazine, the internet. Learn and share what you learn and more knowledge will be given back to you.

  • 6. Mike  |  March 1, 2009 at 11:26 am

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