5 Non Technology Questions To Ask Before You Start Your Own Business

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Once in a while it’s good to NOT look at technology and think about the non-technology parts of our business lives.

I just read Carol Roth’s The Entrepreneur Equation. Every budding entrepreneur should read this book before throwing away the 9-to-5 (or 9-to-9) job and working for themselves.

Carol’s 280-plus page book clearly lays out what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It asks the tough questions you should ask yourself before you decide if being an entrepreneur is for you. The book helps you answer these five basic questions.

  • What is your motivation?
  • Is this the right time?
  • Do you have the right personality?
  • What is the business opportunity?
  • Have you assessed the risks and rewards?

I’ve had a full-time job. I built my business while I had a full-time job. Then I left my job to run my business (Smallbiztechnology.com) full time. So, this book really hits home with me. I know that Carol’s five questions are important.

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    Thank you for the lessons and for the valuable remarks. I am opening a business and I have been learning step-by-step. I don’t have the cash upfront, but I have enough perseverance for a lifetime. I will keep in mind all ove the above suggestions. As a motivational coach I often let passion be my most employed resource.

    • http://Smallbiztechnology.com Ramon Ray

      Yep, while cash is great. Sometimes you just don’t have it. Budget wisely.