Don’t Let Fear Keep You From Becoming an Entrepreneur

November 11, 2010  |  

(Black Enterprise) — How often have you thought about starting your own business only to have a doubt creep into your mind and keep you from taking any action? Well, here are two reasons you don’t have to worry about when you’re thinking of taking the leap and becoming an entrepreneur.  You think you can’t leave your job: “Look for ways to supplement your income or save so you are able to do what it is that you love to do,” challenges Tiffini Gatlin, who launched her Atlanta-based concierge business, The Atlanta Go To Girl, with $5,000 of personal savings. Gatlin put her startup capital toward incorporating, PR, travel, and gas, among other things.  And even after she left the corporate world – Gatlin worked for nearly seven years in the banking industry – as she got the business up and running, she sold insurance part-time. I know what you’re thinking. What spare time, right? But as Gatlin proves, if you really want something, you’ll do whatever it takes to get it. “I was able to get my revenue where it needed to be yet still sustain myself.”

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