Road Map to Career Development Goals through Entrepreneurship

The importance and power of seeking entrepreneurs in a dynamic economy can not be over-stressed.  Most data will support the fact that small business creates the majority of job growth in most years. With the evidence that starting a business has such positive leverage, why don’t more people seek this opportunity as part of developing their professional careers? It may be part of setting career development goals.

There are any number of obstacles to starting a business. Finding the funding sources, doing market research, building a business plan, seeking the right advice and counsel and hiring the right employees are among the top issues. 

Consider Starting Your Own Business

Many employed and unemployed people may be well advised to consider starting their own business. There are many factors to research but the opportunity to develop your career and profession as an  entrepreneur should be a serious consideration.

It is understandable that if you are a person with a good job and bright future in your current situation it may seem a waste of time to consider becoming an entrepreneur.  

That said, if you are not clear about your current professional direction, or if you have a good career but have this great product or business idea, you may benefit from starting a career development plan toward entrepreneurship.  At the outset, you would just start a business opportunity outline. We came across an interesting article on the subject: a

Career Goals – Examples of Career Goals and Objectives. “Every now and then we come across people who are unhappy with their jobs. The reasons of their unhappiness may vary – they do not like their work schedule, or they do not like a particular colleague in their office, or even that they do not like their boss.
However, these vague reasons actually serve as a cover for the underlying reasons of all dissatisfaction with jobs – the employee is unaware of or has not given thought to his or her career goals and objectives.”

The importance of embracing and even declaring you goal to seek another opportunity in the future.  You will be encouraged with the idea that you can share your goals with a somewhat larger circle of people who you trust and will help your pursuit. Take a look…

Career Management Strategy: Declare Your Goals – CFA Institute Enterprising Investor (blog)
“Career Management Strategy: Declare Your Goals CFA Institute Enterprising Investor (blog)I recently attended a conference for talent management, learning and development, and recruiting professionals at financial services firms. Attendees included HR management from several top employers of CFA charter holders.

Obviously declaring entails sharing your goals with your direct supervisor, but it is important too to let others beyond your direct supervisor know.

  • Ask to be assigned to cross-functional project teams.
  • Develop a 30-second elevator pitch around these goals that you can use when casually networking with colleagues.
  • Present your strengths-based goals in terms of the value you will bring to the opportunity you are interested in.”

Listening to the …and more »

The point of all this is to allow yourself to at least approach the possibility of owning your own business as part of your future professional options.

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Michael D. Moore is the publisher of Management By Delegation and is a veteran executive with 40+ years in the Banking and Insurance Industries. A devoted entrepreneur, using his business experience to provide resources for managers and leaders at all levels. For the last 5 years, he has built a growing web presence for helping people with personal and professional development. To learn more about these advanced concepts & join our group Click here 5 Must Have Management Skills

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