How to Be an Entrepreneur. Learn the Principles of Making Money for Yourself & Being Your Own Boss.

February 26, 2007

In honor of Entrepreneurship Week USA I’m going to be examining the ins and outs of being an entrepreneur here at Money Smart Life for the next week. According to this article, more people than ever are getting the itch to go into business for themselves.

“We are in the midst of the largest entrepreneurial surge this country has ever seen. According to Small Business Administration projections, nearly 672,000 new companies with employees were created in 2005. That is the biggest business birthrate in U.S. history: 30,000 more startups than in 2004, and 12% more than at the height of dot-com hysteria in 1996.”

Being an entrepreneur is something I’ve aspired to for the last several years now. I started making money outside of my day job about a year ago. I’ve learned a lot but still have a long way to go on my journey to creating thriving ventures and partnerships.

There are many different ways to earn money for yourself. I’m going to be interviewing a series of entrepreneurs to try and ferret out the principles of how to be your own boss. I’m going to try and answer some of the questions I’ve come across in the last few years, hopefully we can learn together.

One of the things I have learned is that a successful entrepreneur feeds off of relationships and collaboration. If you have any questions or suggestions about what topics I should cover or questions I should address, please contact me. Here we go!

Follow the interviews as they appear:


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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