Becoming your own boss, having a business idea, reconciling personal and professional life, having the need to create or innovate, in short, be an entrepreneur. The reasons that move each entrepreneur are usually different and very personal.
An exciting adventure for women that requires, at the same time, a great effort and commitment, not in vain, almost one in every two new companies that are created disappear in their first year of existence.
Contrary to what is generally believed, the genius of the idea is not as fundamental to the success of the project as other apparently secondary factors: the profile and motivation of the entrepreneur, the general economic context, and the sector in which it is developed. operates, the necessary short and medium-term financing, the availability of adequate human and material resources, the contacts of potential clients and suppliers …
In order not to leave any aspect to chance, it is advisable to prepare a Business Plan that collects and analyzes fundamental aspects in the creation of a new company such as the definition of the product, the delimitation of financial needs, the business plan and the flow treasury.
It may be overwhelming, but we should not worry since many public and private organizations offer free support, from advice to prepare the Business Plan to find and granting aid to finance the plan.
But… is the Entrepreneur born or made?
We must distinguish between skills and attitudes to be an entrepreneur. Although it is true that attitudes are something inherent to the person (innate qualities such as being creative, enterprising, visionary, tenacious, brave, …) they are also adopted, acquired or learned. The aptitudes are linked to the “one is born” and the attitudes to the “one is done”. However, both can be improved, and it is not necessary to have all the skills associated with the entrepreneurial character. They help, but they do not determine the fact that someone can start a business idea. SOURCES: World Bank for Women, Universia.