I am disturbed by some of the newer threads (yes, another thread about a thread about a thread x N) where posters suggest they want to get into a new field. Like from programming to being a lawyer. Is this what everyone is day-dreaming about? Isn't anyone here aiming a little higher? I haven't heard a single peep about starting your own ventures (especially ventures completely outside of a techie's domain) from the fine salary men and women on this forum. Let's make this a confession thread for the quiet group of JOS Entrepreneurs Anonymous--who here is plotting to open a bar in Saint Lucia? Raise your hand!
Actually, I HAVE had recent - serious - discussions with people about opening a bar/restraunt. Not so much as a get rich quick scheme, but simply as a fun diversion.
my advice to anyone who wants to start a business on their own: Work for a small company first. I've had the pleasure of working with a small startup, and i've learned a ton from both our mistakes and what we've done right. The best part is, it isn't my capital, so i'm learning for free. (actually, i'm getting paid to learn). I think anyone who comes from a medium sized company or a large company is going to be in for a shock if they try to do their own thing. (unless they have a *lot* of capitol).
On that note, how does one go about finding jobs with those smaller startups? In all my searching, all I can find are jobs looking for MegaCorp #4792 looking for cog #2785a to fill a position....
In need of a small eye for the bigcorp guy
I've been working casually towards starting my own brewery for the last several months. Most of that time dedicated to learning how to brew beer commercially and develop a good recipe. That and a little bit of talking to folks to learn how to get startup financing.
I am not quiet about it.
Oops, whack a comma in up there in the appropriate place. I want to be the millionaire, not my child.
"I am going to make myself a millionaire baby."
get knocked up by the right rock star/athlete/ceo ... slap a Paternity suit on 'em .... and bingo bango you got a millionaire baby, baby.
Vince... What are some of the mistakes you saw happen that surprised you or would surprise any entreprenuer before working for a small/med. company?
> I am going to make myself a millionaire, baby
Daydreams yes - practical reality no.
a cynic writes...
"I haven't heard a single peep about starting your own ventures (especially ventures completely outside of a techie's domain) "
I always wonder about those developers who daydream to become lawyers. If I wanted to descend to a lower circle in dante's office space hell, I'd bypass the lawyer rung and drop all the way down to sales and marketing - far more upside potential.
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