ou want to be a boss, huh?
That budding idea that came to you as a child and has traveled with you well into your teenage and adult years just cannot be budged. No matter how hard you tried to sway the desire, the idea is tugging at your conscious.
So stop sitting on it!
The idea of the entrepreneur is one who engages in business enterprise, usually with some financial risk. Knowing that, going in, you already have a sense of the challenges, negatives and positives.
There are levels to becoming a successful entrepreneur and that extends beyond just having your business. Take into account your personality, actions, behavioral patterns, and keen sense of business and how to work with others. All of these traits are important when establishing yourself as an entrepreneur.
It’s a lot of hard work, as is anything really worth the effort of doing.
Last week, entrepreneurs and those budding spirits were on the move.
April 4th was celebratory as Auchentoshan launched their Social Excellence Tour recognizing individuals in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, who strive to represent excellence in their respective fields.
The awards reception was hosted by Nicoh David and held at the Michael Jordan Steakhouse located on the Magnificent Mile. Honorees included (pictured above) : Christi Harber, founder of Christi With An Eye Public Relations, Dr. Dawj Sangster, motivational speaker and philanthropist, John Moultrie, creator of the IRoc Jazz Series, and Phillip Thomas, president of eta Creative Arts.
Closing out the week on April 5th was an invite-only sneak peek into the “Midwest Entrepreneurs Summit” sponsored by Black Enterprise in partnership with Cameka Smith and The BOSS Network.
The intimate event was held at the Hilton Chicago and offered useful insight on why every aspiring entrepreneur should be in attendance when the conference enters the city on May 23-26.
• Know your industry. You cannot afford to just start a business and not do the research it takes to succeed in that industry. It will save you a lot of time and money.
• Don’t run away from failure. If you are not making mistakes you are not working hard enough.
• Just Start. Don’t wait for the perfect time because that will be “never.” No time is better than the present.
To register for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit from May 23-26 at the Hilton Chicago, visit blackenterprise.com/events and use discount code BSSNTW to attend.