Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable? Can you handle taking educated risks and surviving the constant ups and downs of owning a business? If you are looking for stability, you may find yourself terrified of the entrepreneurial roller coaster.

Being an entrepreneur can be rewarding if you are prepared for the hard work to follow. Entrepreneurs wear many different hats as they oversee all decisions in their company. When starting their own business, it is the entrepreneur's responsibility to make their vision come to life. Achieving the goals set for their company through hiring staff, creating policies, marketing plans, overseeing the financial budget, and making direction-changing decisions for their company is only the beginning of what an entrepreneur does on a day-to-day basis.

Potential jobs in this field

  • Assistant Product Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Development Scientist
  • Product Development Manager
  • Product and Marketing Manager
  • Sr. Product Development Director

Potential jobs in this field

Although there are no educational requirements for entrepreneurs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that top executives have a bachelor's or master's degree in business administration or in a field related to their career.

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Types of things you'll do

  • Establish and evaluate performance to short-term and long-term business plans
  • Manage vendors and contractors
  • Consult with professionals and specialists for legal, financial planning, and tax planning purposes
  • Attend regular networking functions
  • Create strategic and actionable marketing plans
  • Foster social media relationships to expand brand influence
  • Create marketing materials (flyers, presentations)
  • Process Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable and billing
  • Perform monthly/ periodic financial close
  • Process payroll
  • Maintain contact with customers before, during, and after services


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