Go with what you know! Or at least that is the advice given in an article from last week’s Daily Record. Daily Record writer Abbott Koloff interviewed Sheila Bermel, owner of Good to Go, about her experience with the Small Business Development Center at Centenary College. This is her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs:
Don’t start a business without having the clients first.
A good piece of advice. The article also goes on to give some other good pieces of advice including how resumes should, “concentrate on accomplishments, such as increasing sales, rather than simply saying what a previous job entailed.” Another little piece from the article:
“We get too many resumes that look like job descriptions,” he said.
Leon Wojna, an adjunct professor at CCM, teaches accounting, business planning and other skills as part of the state’s Self-Employment Assistance program. He said people starting their own businesses should start with a realistic business plan, building on knowledge gained in previous jobs, and should not give up too quickly.
I wish I could provide a link to the article in the entry so you guys could read the entire thing, but the Gannett newspapers make you pay for their articles after they’ve been posted for longer than a week (talk about a group that needs some advice on how to treat their customers!).