Do you remember as a kid getting on what seemed like the biggest roller coaster you had ever seen in your life for the first time? Your hands were probably a little shaky, and maybe your stomach even started to hurt a little bit. You were scared; scared of the unknown. But we don’t have to tell you what you were feeling, you know what fear is. We all feel fear at some point in our lives – really at several points in our lives – over one thing or another.

As an adult, we often feel fear when we decide to make big life changes, such as becoming an entrepreneur. By definition, an entrepreneur is a person who organizes and operates a business or multiple businesses. This big change, big investment, or big risk can cause fear for some people. And in some cases, this fear can cause people to shy away from an opportunity such as being an entrepreneur. However, being an entrepreneur is not something you should fear, but rather something that should excite you.

What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur?

While entrepreneurship is not for everyone, it is a great way to set yourself up for lifelong success. The world of entrepreneurship is one that is both exciting and demanding. Ultimate success in this career field requires passion, determination, focus, the willingness to take risks and ultimately, a lot of hard work.

As an entrepreneur, you have to be in a business mindset and consider what moves would not only be beneficial for you, but for the business as a whole. You have to take problems or inconveniences in life and turn them into a product or a service.

Thankfully, there is one entrepreneurship opportunity that actually doesn’t require you to do either of those. A franchise owner is still an entrepreneur and business owner; however, franchise ownership can take away some of the stress of developing and branding a product or service. Chances are, if you see a problem or inconvenience in the world, there is a franchise opportunity out there that will offer a solution.

As a franchise owner, you will gain access to the marketing, branding and product or service that has already proven to be successful. Now it will become your job to continue that success as well as continue to uphold and even improve the image of that franchise. This is a great opportunity for someone who has an entrepreneurial mindset but might lack the creativity to develop a product or service. Or it could simply be a great option for someone who is of an entrepreneurial mindset that is looking for an opportunity with a little less risk than starting something from scratch.

What Are the Benefits of Being an Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur means being your own boss, and being your own boss means several added perks. Who doesn’t want to work somewhere where they don’t constantly have someone telling them what to do?

Here are some benefits of being an entrepreneur that just might have you ready to get started:

1. You make your own schedule.

No more supervisors or managers telling you that you must work 8-5 every Monday through Friday, and sometimes later if they need you. Though entrepreneurship does often require long hours – running a business is a lot of work – you are building a business that will eventually allow you to set your own schedule.

As the business continues to grow and you continue to hire trustworthy people, you will slowly begin to have the ability to take a bit of a back seat and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

2. You become the boss.

This is pretty obvious, considering you are making your own schedule. But as the business owner, you are calling the shots. This is a great way to make all those improvements you have been dying to tell your boss he or she could be doing at previous jobs.

3. You believe in your business.

The bottom line is you are not going to invest in a business that you don’t believe in. And what a difference it makes to believe in what you are doing day in and day out. It will really change the morale of the workplace for you when you are confident in the product and/or service you offer, and you are proud of the empire you are building.


Like most things in life, being an entrepreneur does not come easy and it does not come free. But in the end, the reward is far greater than you could imagine. While the initial idea might seem scary, take a moment to consider all of the opportunity that awaits.

You can do it – don’t be fearful. Every other business owner and entrepreneur had to start somewhere.

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La Mancha Sims is Managing Director and Founding Partner of Triton Business Group, Inc., a business funding consulting and investing firm with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. La Mancha is a former Naval Officer who has over fifteen years of experience in franchise and commercial finance, specializing in assisting entrepreneurs who want to enter the franchise industry as owners or investors. You can reach La Mancha at 866-987-4866.