From nine-to-five grind to entrepreneur

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Do You Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur?

Are you sick and tired of the nine-to-five grind? Are you tired of living from paycheck to paycheck? Well, you are not alone. A lot of us want to be financially free.

However, you cannot achieve it if you remain to be an employee for the rest of your life. Your dream could be realized if you open your own business, much like owning and operating a garage door company like, or a professional moving company, or simply leveraging your time and starting your own digital marketing agency.  The options for becoming an entrepreneur are endless, however the path to success is narrow.

Opening a business is easier said than done. If you want to transition from being an employee to a business owner, there are things you should keep in mind. These are the following:

Have a Clear Goal

Deciding to become a business owner is not just a decision. It starts with self-assessment. What kind of business you want to run? Do you want to grow from the business from the ground up? Do you want to buy a franchise? Is your current lifestyle suitable for your prospect business? Are you willing to change your lifestyle for the sake of your business? Do you have enough capital, to begin with? Most importantly, are you wiling to give all the time and attention your business needs?

Do Your Research

It is easy to make impulsive decisions and it only takes one wrong decision to ruin your business. Hence, it is important to conduct thorough research. By doing so, you will be able to come up with an informed decision. Know what type of business is appealing to the market. Study everything, especially marketing, logistics, and the accounting aspect of business.

Have a Business Plan

The business plan is the blueprint of your business. It serves as the compass of business for without it, your business will surely go down the drain. A solid business plan is the roadmap to success.  

Learn From the Mistakes of Others

If you are the type of person who thinks he knows it all, then you should not start a business. Having that kind of mentality will get you nowhere. You would need the help of others, especially the help of people who have run a successful business. Don’t you know that even the most successful businessmen made some mistakes too? Talk to them. Reach out to them. You can surely learn from their mistakes; plus, you will learn business tactics that have been tested and proven effective.

Hire a Mentor

If you don’t have any experience running a business, you would need the help of an expert. It is best to hire a business mentor; someone you can go to when you need guidance and advice.

Lastly, don’t expect the transition from 9-5 day job to aspiring entrepreneur to be an easy one.  As an entrepreneur, your success relies solely on the input of a combination of your work ethic, attitude, perseverance, self-belief, and your undying will to motivate, and stay motivated to accomplish your goals. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, and it’s certainly not for people who give up easily on their dreams.  You will fail 1ox more than you will succeed, but it’s the question of whether or not you will keep pushing when you feel like quitting.

Parameters after Starting a Business

People start a business and have many ideas and have knowledge that what type of business is growing. There are some parameters that a businessman should take during new business. These parameters help them to focus on what goal they should follow.

Growing in business

The main motive of any business is to grow and achieve those goals which its competitive businesses are achieving. It is a very general goal that business wants a global recognition and to hit a large number of audience to grow. It is a very difficult task to get into the global market, especially for small industries. You have to get huge knowledge about the markets you want to hit. You have to know about the requirements and resources needed.

High Risk

You need to take a high risk and have to take a deep breath before getting into bigger markets and you should know about extreme consequences if fail and parameters to overcome those consequences. SWOT analysis is normally considered to start a business in big markets. This analysis gives you information about the competitive position of your business in that environment; it helps you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your business and also gives you information about the opportunities with threats.

Business plans

You need to consider the size of your relevant industry. You need to take steps very carefully and should develop a business strategy and a plan to survive in that condition. You need to hire more qualified staff and have to make budgets and have to define the structure of the business. You must have time management skill and smart mind to overcome hurdles.


The business should have a separate financial management section with the research and development department to know new business and technological changes.

Knowledge of business

You should have knowledge about suppliers that provide you the cheapest raw material for your product and should have knowledge about your product’s market share and demand. You should make a product which is an essential need of your customer. Give your customer services after selling your support to increase hold in the market.

Legal issues

There are many legal issues business will have to face by authorities, customers or suppliers. You have to establish a team which only tells a way how to overcome legal issues. Make relationships and link with others to increase social circle that will help you in getting business opportunities.


Branding and advertising is considered very important to convey your product to people. Motivate customers and get them confidence about the product because people will do indirect marketing of your courteous behavior and product.

Spacious Tent Halls

Tent air halls are a great solution for someone who is looking for a cheap and reliable source for shelter.  For the most part, tent air halls are for commercial use as the main reason for using a tent is for storing equipment of any kind.

There are a few reasons why tents are more logical than purchasing/using a permanent building as a warehouse.  Here are just a few reasons why:


You can put up a tent hall very quickly which makes it a no brainer for people who are in the hunt for finding extra storage room in a hurry.  The time it takes to put up a tent large enough to store equipment can be completed by the time a buyer finds a warehouse that will accommodate their needs.  The quick setup will have your business operating smoothly with plenty of room of storage


Putting up a tent hall is the most cost effective way of storing important equipment and items for your business.  The one main benefit that comes with putting up a tent rather than purchasing a warehouse is that you don’t have money going towards renting out a certain amount of square feet. Large warehouses or other storage units can cost thousands of dollars a month on rent.  This is something that you don’t have to worry about when setting up a tent hall.  There’s a one time fee and thats it.


If you’re somewhat of a nomad when it comes to your business, then a temporary tent hall would be the best choice for you.  You can put it up and take it down anytime you want.  That’s something you can’t do with a warehouse.  Setting up a new tent hall can happen quickly for those who are relocating their business and in the process of searching for local moving companies.  A temporary tent hall will make the transition easy.


Pitching a large tent hall can serve your business in more than one ways.  Some businesses often use the large tents for events like auctions, weddings, banquets, corporate events, etc.  This is a great way for a business to make use of their tent hall and to also earn a little (sometimes a lot) of money by renting the space to other parties.

Move Long Distance

Moving Far, Far, Away

Moving from one place to another involves making a lot of decisions. Crucial choices like; if you are to make a DIY or hire a professional mover, portable storage solutions available and how much of suitable a moving company is; are all considered.

The process of packing up all your items, and transporting them to their place of destination without being damaged is quite stressful. You have to evaluate the pros and cons of moving the items by yourself and whether they exceed hiring a professional mover.

If you are a long distance mover who has a lot of items, you may opt to use professional moving services in an effort of making the exercise much easier. However, if you are single and have a few pieces of furniture that are to be transported, then a DIY may be better suited to use since it is affordable, easy to schedule and cost can be effectively minimized.

You have to make decisions about the arrangements for the travel, expenses, family obligations like taking care of children and other household pets.  Here are some of the things to look out for when researching on long distance movers.

  •         Ensure the professional movers have the ability and experience to provide the services that you need and as well as the flexibility to allow you to be autonomous in selecting the value-added services. Additionally, make sure that the moving company has the proper infrastructure to transport your items in a diligent fashion.
  •         Check the company to verify its legal legitimacy to enhance your trust. If you are a long distance mover you should thoroughly investigate if the company is authorized by the legal authority and understand all your rights, and the terms and conditions present in your contract.
  •         Make sure that you feel comfortable with the transportation model of the company. Whenever you are comfortable with a company, you can effectively communicate and coordinate with the employees during the moving period.

How to prepare for a long distance move

o   Arrange your items appropriately for the company representative to estimate the items in your home which will help to calculate the cost. The valuation may be based according to the date of moving, the weight of your belongings and other value-added services that may be offered.

o   Officially book your move date, finalize your documents and finish by changing your address and other personal information.

o   Discard all the unwanted items in your previous home, something that you can do by contacting the local church, community center or the local homeless shelters that may be in need of those items.

o   Determine your packing needs and prepare your home before the professional movers arrive.

o   Lastly, don’t forget assigning a place for your pets while moving and ensure that all your belongings are packed in a secure manner to avoid breakages.