Regardless of what  anyone believe or say, there are always those people who see only the “down” side of every situation. They constantly complain about the rain, and completely miss the rainbow that follows with the sun. 

 

Being an entrepreneur, starting your own business is not for the faint-hearted!  If you don’t go into it with your eyes wide open, expecting some bumps along the road, then don’t leave your comfort zone, that salaried job with its Perks.  I’ve heard so many people say, “I can’t leave my job now – I need the benefits.  They completely forget the benefits of having a dream, and working hard to make it a reality. 

 

There’s been much “hype” and “blather” that if you want to start your own business and you’re a woman, you are “Shoo-in” for loans etc.  Don’t you believe it!  A bank, is a bank and everybody seeking a loan must answer the bank’s 3 most burning questions.    

 

1- How much of your own money are you investing in yourself?

 

2- What are your assets?

 

3- How do you plan on repaying the loan? 

 

If you can’t satisfy the banker, then it doesn’t much matter whether you’re woman, minority, or vegetable! the loan won’t be forthcoming.  But don’t even think about getting a loan unless you can really afford it.

 

The thing is that you don’t really need a loan to start an internet business.  You can actually do it with very little money.

 

Now I said all that to say, don’t let that derail your dream.  Just keep on keeping on, and you’ll find out how it can be done. 

 

There are a lot of people out there ready and waiting to rain on your parade – don’t give them the chance.  Let them rain all they want, you just keep on marching toward your goal.  You write that business plan, your goals for the first year – and the second- and the third.  If you can get over these first bumps in the road, then you’re on your way, as Dorothy said “Down the yellow brick road”.

 

It seems that I’ve heard more “You can’t” than “Go ahead – give it a try” lately, and I just can’t understand why so many people are so anxious to shoot you down than help you along.

 

I’m here to tell you that if you have an entrepreneurial dream there are only two questions you have to ask yourself.  They are:

 

1- If I try it and fail, what’s the worst that can happen? 

2- Is that really any worse than if I don’t try at all? 

 

Go ahead – STAND UP AND ROAR!

 

 

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