exposure of small business myths

    Exposing Myths about Small Businesses An

    interesting article on startup myths.

    The author, Patricia Simone, a business strategist, lecturer, mentor, and writer, is president of Write-Communications.com, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, training, and copywriting. She is also the founder of WomenCentric.org, a women's group that develops programs and organizes events dedicated to career and entrepreneurial assistance.

    What seems to you to be the infallible truth about the beginning of your business may be a lie or a delusion. Let me help and separate myths from reality.
    Posted by Patricia Simone
    Many enthusiastic entrepreneurs dream of the numerous incomes and rewards that await when they finally do away with “mouse fuss” and become their own bosses. But many see only a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and go to it, completely unaware what it really means to run their own business. They think that one phone call is enough to find the sources of funds, that they will have enough free time for a weekly game of golf, and that they will become rich faster than you can say “Ch-ching”.
    In order to help you separate myths from reality, we have compiled a list of the ten most common myths about small business. It includes the most common misconceptions that you may encounter, along with the real state of affairs, so that you can make reasonable and informed decisions for your business.
    We know that you will be able to cope with all these obstacles, because we have seen thousands of entrepreneurs who successfully cope with such difficulties and created a prosperous business. Our tips will help you overcome some of the most difficult problems that every owner of their own business faces, save your time and health, so that you can also become a leader.
    Myth # 1: “The government subsidizes new businesses.”
    Reality: Nothing could be further from the truth! The federal government does not have a single program that directly subsidizes any business. According to Mark Johnson, Kentucky Office of Enterprise Development Coordinator for Entrepreneurship Development, the state has jobs and entrepreneurship, and some states may have special funding programs that focus on disabled or former military personnel or members of minorities. These programs often have very specific requirements for candidates, which must be satisfied in order for the funding application to be considered.
    Be careful when searching for financing programs on the Internet: there you can find many companies claiming to be able to help you get money from the government. You can doubt any too bold promises you hear about - if the offer is too good to be true, you might want to refuse it.
    Although there are different approaches to economic development in every state and every country, one of the best and most reliable places to get help in any part of the country is the local branch of the Corporation for Economic Development (CER). They monitor local, regional, and even statewide opportunities for economic development and can offer information and resources that will help both nascent and established businesses.
    According to Steven Porath, director of economic development for the CER branch in Rockland County, New York, “There is no single standard location for economic development offices, although the goals are all the same in many ways: to help develop successfully and prosperity of the economic sector in our districts. Your local branch is a great place to start, as we all work as curators, helping people find the right resources for their business. ”
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