Nobody is born to be an an entrepreneur. Years of experience doing various other jobs and tasks play a significant role in driving someone towards entrepreneurship. For a potential venture to be successful, an entrepreneur has to have a pretty good idea about what he’s doing, know the risks and chance of success, and hopefully have some capital to begin with. Having a steady job before taking the grand entrepreneurial leap will give you the experience, skills, and resources you need in order to ultimately be successful.
Yet, some jobs are better than others in this aspect. Some will equip you with the skills you need more quickly than other industries.
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Breaking out as an entrepreneur requires boldness, commitment, and a healthy level of business experience. Having skills acquired from a diversity of positions will prepare you more effectively for life as an entrepreneur than any textbook ever could.
What jobs or experiences do you think have prepared you the most for your undertakings as entrepreneur? Is there something you wish you had taken the time to learn before starting your venture?
Bill Ringle is a CEO, former Apple exec, published author, and angel investor. Through Grow Business Now, he offers strategies and tools to elevate growth for executives and entrepreneurs from more than 46 industries. Bill has conducted nearly 200 podcast interviews on My Quest for the Best, where industry and business leaders share their secrets to success.