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Can an Employee be an Entrepreneur?


Posted by Manny on June 23rd, 2007


Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking. It doesn’t mean that if you have a business you are already a 100% entrepreneur. Because even if you started a business and you still think like an employee, then there will be a problem for sure. But even if you are employed but think like an entrepreneur, it will not be as hard for you overcome your financial problems. “You should not put all your eggs in one basket” so to speak. Businessmen doesn’t just rely on one kind of business, they replicate success. If they have built a successful enterprise they duplicate it by offering franchise or to venture on other kinds of business. Likewise as an employee, we should build safety nets and not totally depend on employment.

Yes, engaging in entrepreneurship is not easy and no one really knows if the venture that you are going to take will succeed or not but true entrepreneurs have equipped themselves with discipline that enable them to manage and survive.

Since the arrival of the internet technology, many entrepreneurs became successful because they have harnessed power of it which decades ago were not possible. Now with just making a website and promoting it, any business minded individual can easily market their idea or venture which before requires thousands or millions of marketing budget just to advertise a business or a product like for example placing your ads on magazines, newspapers and media.

Now with not much ado, let me introduce to you a Philippine web portal for those interested in marketing their business online. It’s the Start Your Online Business Now, Inc. (http://www.syobnow.com) which aims to help people start their own business. It’s a portal for buying and selling goods online. Anyone can register as long as you abide by their terms. You could choose free or premium when you register. One unique feature on this website is the SMS manager where members can send txt messages using the website and you can also build your own mini website.

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Manny Montala was an online entrepreneur who enjoys blogging about entrepreneurship and gathering information for his blog to help budding entrepreneurs. You can also reach him on twitter: http://twitter.com/mmontalaLike this post? Why not share it with your friends on facebook? Click the facebook share button!



7 Responses to “Can an Employee be an Entrepreneur?”

  1. basil caluag says:

    can i know the real email add. of kabuhayang swak na swak ? because it’s almost a month have past since i sent them my questions and until now they have not yet answered.

  2. Manuel says:

    Hello Mr. Caluag, I’m afraid to say that the only email address I know is bayanprod@hotmail.com. Thanks for your post.

  3. Feliza Siazon says:

    I am very interested to start with a small business which is more on native kakanin like bibingka ilocano coupled with tsokolate, puto and other native foods. I need your advise how to do it. I’m from South Cotabato. thanks!

  4. Manuel says:

    Hi Feliza, I’m not an expert but what I can only give are guidelines. First is you need to be sure if the product you are offering will be acceptable in that location. Offering bibinka ilocano in south cotabato is a good idea but looks risky. Try it in very small scale and test the market. If it’s looks successful then go ahead. Second, if you are asking for the recipe, I’m afraid I don’t have it. Maybe researching in the internet will help. If you need other kinds of native filipino recipes, you can visit my other site: http://www.filipinovegetarianrecipe.com

  5. Rex Harris says:

    Amen! It’s nice to know there are others out there who “get it!” The entrepreneurial mindset is what separates the successful from those who will always just “wannabe!” Great blog!

  6. aaron says:

    I always advise others that to find ways that they can be an employer someday. Its hard to live being an employee all the time. But it depends where you are. If you are in the U.S. it is better to be an employee. Maybe you can start selling siopao to your co-employees. Just visit this http://www.tastemycooking.com/site_siopao.html

  7. NANCY says:

    HI MADAM GUS2 KU MAG NEGOSYO NG PRODUCT N MISS ELVI PINEDA PAANO KO SYA MATAWAGAN PUWDE PO BA PAKIBIGAY NG NO . NYA SKIN PRDT

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