The Top 11 Things That May Surprise You When You Become an Entrepreneur

Written by Susan Dunn, the Marketing Coach

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REALITY: No, but you'll be free-ER. Your clients will dictate a lot of your schedule, andrepparttar tasks that must be done, but in general you will be much freer working for yourself. Many times when I'm working late at night I've thought, "If someone else were making me work these kinds of hours I'd be mad." When it's you, it's different. When you reaprepparttar 117405 immediate rewards, it's different.

8. MYTH: I'll run things right. No more madness and disorganization.

REALITY: One ofrepparttar 117406 best personal growth things about working for yourself is you see what's you and what isn't. You also learn that nobody's perfect, yourself included. Allrepparttar 117407 things you blamed a boss or co-worker or manager for, you may find coming back to haunt you, which is part ofrepparttar 117408 learning curve. Your lack of organization your manager complained about is still around, only now it's YOUR problem to live with or fix. You no longer haverepparttar 117409 luxury of avoidingrepparttar 117410 issue by saying your manager is unreasonable. You bearrepparttar 117411 consequences now. It makes an "issue" a pragmatic problem to deal with.

9. MYTH: If I'm good, I'll be a success immediately.

REALITY: Most people who actually go into business for themselves say it takes 3 years, and what they don't tell you is 3 years of working very hard. There are very few "instant successes" out there. Makerepparttar 117412 commitment and stick with it. And again, you have to market. You may be good, but people have to know about you.

10. MYTH: I won't be able to motivate myself all alone.

REALITY: If you DO find this problem, get a coach and/or take The EQ Course ( and get this taken care of. You won't succeed at anything if you're dependent upon other people and things to motivate you. The reality is that most of us who can do what we love to dorepparttar 117413 way we love to, find that motivation is never a problem.

11. MYTH: It will berepparttar 117414 answer to all my prayers. REALITY: Inrepparttar 117415 bowling game of life, we facerepparttar 117416 same ten pins over and over. However,repparttar 117417 tradeoffs are much better. I now hassle with headsets that don't work, but I don't have to wear pantyhose. I no longer have to commute, but when I have a computer problem I have to call and pay. Overall, I'm much more satisfied. I recommend it!

(c)Susan Dunn helps clients market their products and professional services. Visit her on the web at and mailto:

Getting Noticed!

Written by Sue and Chuck DeFiore

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Brochures are another excellent way to get your name out there. Highlight your business's benefits to create copy that sells. Be sure however to makerepparttar content interesting and drawrepparttar 117404 reader in and motivate them to do business with you.

When you combine effective content with an easy-to-read, eye-catching design, your brochure will become a hard-working partner that will help you winrepparttar 117405 customers you need to start your company out right.

Another great way to get your name out and to tell your customers what you do is to use a Newsletter. Newsletters can be wonderful tools for communicating with your customers or prospects. Because of their format, they're often infused with more credibility than traditional brochures. If your newsletter is little more than blatant self-promotion, however, it's likely to hitrepparttar 117406 wastebasket before it hits your target's desk.

We have given you a number of ways to get your name out there so start promoting yourself!

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