How to Become an Entrepreneur with a Job

Recession could easily become the source of your financial struggle. As the economy dwindles, different companies are finding it hard to adjust to the challenges of the economy. If you will not be hit hard by unemployment, the increasing interest rates and inflation that causes increase of prices in basic commodities will surely affect you. Your earnings today may not be enough in a few months time as prices could easily increase.

Of course, you don’t need to take this lightly. You have to look for ways to have additional source of funds so that you can survive the economy. The first option is usually to seek another job but the current economic situation will make it a little bit hard to find another employment.

Companies today are busy terminating employees and rarely will you find companies who are hiring. If you ever find one, the chance of getting hired is very slim since the competition for the available job is very difficult.

Since getting a job that can be an additional source of income is not a good option for now, what can you do? The answer lies in tapping your inner business acumen. Instead of becoming an employee, why not start a business and become an employer or solo businessman. Contrary to popular belief, starting a business during recession is still possible. You just have to find the opportunities to consider so to ensure success one day.

Recession’s Unique Situation

Establishing a business during recession is a lot difficult compared to establishing a business without the economic challenge. When there’s no recession, your business decision is based on your preferred niche wherein you try to have a specific group of people to patronize your product or services.

On the other hand, recession will require you to mix niche and needs – a very important factor during recession since consumers will be more discriminating in spending their money. As their source of income is not enough for their lifestyle, they are forced to spend their income on necessities only. If you focus on a fancy niche, the chances of establishing a successful business is very slim.

Harnessing Struggle and Challenges

The smart business ideas today are not only based on catering to the needs of the consumers but also in catering to their struggles and challenges during recession. Unemployment is on the rise today and people are constantly looking for a job. Since they are finding it a little bit difficult to land a job with good pay, you can try to establish a business wherein you can connect the unemployed to different businesses. This is also beneficial to companies since you provide them the convenience of selecting the right employee without having to go through hundreds of applicants.

A business related to employment opportunities is only one of the many businesses that you can establish right now. Problems regarding properties especially on mortgage, rising debt and other recession related problems could be your business plan. While you’re earning something extra, you are helping those who are having trouble in coping up with the economy.

After Recession

Since your business is based on the problems brought by recession, it might be possible that your business could dissolve when recession ends. That maybe true since fewer people will need your services. But while you’re in a business during recession, your reputation will slowly grow and it’s also a possibility that after recession, you can quit your day job and focus on your business. Just make sure that you slowly establish your reputation by helping people who are in need. You may be earning at the same time but you have to consider service first to ensure success.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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