When you are growing up it seems that your whole life stretches out before you. It’s especially fun during your later teen years as you have lots of time for hanging out with friends, exploring newfound freedom and discovering what you love in the world. High school comes and goes, and then the college years arrive and depart. Suddenly, your carefree years are behind you and you’ve entered the realm of being an adult, with a lot more responsibility.
In your early twenties, no one really tells you the truth about your upcoming reality for the next forty years. That may be because the idea of working endlessly, struggling with money and sitting in a cubicle for four decades of your life would simply be depressing. Instead, society lets you work for a good twenty years and then one day you begin to awaken to what the world calls a mid-life crisis. It’s actually not a crisis at all, but a clarion call to a life that will truly bring you happiness and meaning.
Open a Website Development Company
If you have sales and leadership skills, there are a number of entrepreneurial business models that you might pursue. With each of these, you can leverage your ability to bring together a team and have them operate under the umbrella of your company. In some cases, you might have employees or independent contractors, while in others you may simply build key strategic partnerships.
It’s possible to create a website development firm with very few actual employees. Many small tech companies excel at providing programming and design skills but are not great when it comes to customer management or sales. By partnering with them, you’ll be able to use your sales skills to bring in new client business that will benefit both you and them.
Becoming a Mortgage Industry Branch Manager
Another hot area to tap into is the financial services sector. When you sign up to become a branch manager in the mortgage banking industry, you’ll find unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurial success. Best of all, you won’t have to do everything on your own. The home office will provide a full suite of powerful marketing and customer management and interaction tools.
You’ll be responsible for managing the branch and originating loans, as well as recruiting and hiring your own team of five or more sales professionals. As the branch manager you’ll need great marketing and sales experience and an eye for detail, compliance and follow-through. It’s also important to be able to develop key partnership opportunities and relationships with others in the industry.
Run a Social Media Management Firm
Social media is a constantly changing landscape that requires significant expertise and dedication to master. In addition, at a client level, it takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to keep on top of things and build winning campaigns. Many businesses are eager to outsource their social media activities to a firm that knows how to get the job done right.
By creating a social media management agency, you can do the selling and tap into client demand for these services. Then, to fulfill your contracts, you set up key partnerships with companies or entrepreneurs with the expertise to manage messaging on the different social media channels.
If you want to run your own entrepreneurial venture without having to build out an entire company, consider focusing on sales and leadership and relying on other organizations or a home office for support and detailed work. When you take this path, you’ll be able to quickly set up your venture and drive it to success.