mandag 22. november 2010

14 grunner til å starte en ny bedrift

Jeg kom nylig over entreprenørskapsbloggen OnStartups.com via en bloggpost fra Terje Wold der han skriver om 11 utfordringer med å være gründer og entreprenør. Og hadde hentet følgende linjer fra OnStartups.com om de harde realitetene ved å være gründer:

"There’s always talk about the end game in the form of an acquisition, funding announcement, or eventual flame out. Hollywood has even made a movie about the founding of Facebook that glamorizes startup life instead of showing what it really is: a day in day out marathon of work with very little glamor. We rarely hear about the harsh realities that entrepreneurs face and the journey that this entails. This isn’t meant to be a downbeat and negative article, but actually quite the opposite. By knowing the harsh realities that lie ahead, you can be prepared when they come about so you can solider on. Here are some of the harsh realities that come with the territory of being an entrepreneur."

Det er verdt å lese både 11 harsh realities of being an entrepreneur, og Terje Wolds vurdering  av disse punktene basert på sine egne erfaringer som gründer i Norge. Men OnStartups.com er ikke bare opptatt av de vanskelige sidene ved å være entreprenør. I en bloggpost nylig lister de opp 14 gode grunner til at du bør starte en ny virksomhet, eller: 14 reasons why you need to start a startup. Overskriftene i den artikkelen er:

"You will have the time of your life.
You have the power to create something from nothing.
A world of knowlege is available.
Cloud Computing And Web Apps Make It Cheap To Start.
Location isn't important at first.

You can get press and attention overnight.
There Are More Customer Acquisition Channels Than Ever Before.
It's Possible To Make A Living From A Startup Fairly Fast.
The Capital To Grow Is Widely Available If You Need It.
You Will Make Friends And Connections That Will Last A Lifetime.
The Amount Of New Platforms And Technologies Is Staggering.
Finding Out Whether You Are Right Takes Far Less Risk.
A Traditional "Job" Isn't Much More Secure In The Long Run.

The Worst That Can Happen, Isn't Really That Bad."

Dette er et knippe interessante overskrifter om gründerskap og entreprenørskap, der kanskje ikke alle påstandene er like opplagte. Derfor kan det være lurt å se på den forklarende teksten i bloggposten også, for eksempel på hva han mener med at det er nok kapital tilgjengelig og hvorfor han mener det ikke er avgjørende i første fase hvor bedriften holder til.