Are you sick of the rat race? Tired of your boss barking orders at you? Thinking of telling them all to “shove it” so you can start your own business and answer to no one but yourself?
You’re not alone. Millions of people dream of going into business for themselves and becoming the next great entrepreneur success story.
The United States has long been a nation of innovators and entrepreneurs, dating back to the days when steel and railroad tycoons ruled the world. With every new generation, seemingly ordinary people step forward with brilliant ideas that change the world. Some of the more memorable entrepreneur success stories include:
Colonel Harland Sanders, who started selling fried chicken that he prepared and cooked in his own kitchen. But when he perfected his deliciously “finger lickin’ good” recipe and took it on the road, the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise was born.
Oprah Winfrey, who single-handedly built a media empire that includes her own talk show, magazine, and book club. Her rise to stardom has made her one of the wealthiest women in the world.
College dropouts Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who used their genius with computers to create the world’s largest search engine when they founded Google. Today Google is one of the most innovative and successful businesses of our time.
Americans love to hear stories of people who rose from rags to riches and built huge empires just by following their dreams. They want to believe that they too can be successful and write their own entrepreneur success story.
And while any business owner will tell you that they have their fair share of headaches, there’s nothing like being your own boss and answering to no one but yourself.
If you have the entrepreneurial spirit in you, you should know there has never been a better era to start your own business. We live in the information age, where the internet has opened all sorts of opportunities for ambitious minds. You don’t need tons of cash to start up a business on the internet. In fact you could do it practically free with just a computer and a high-speed connection.
All it takes is a good idea, a lot of hard work, and a bit of luck.
America is still the land of opportunity. There’s no reason you can’t be the next Oprah or Colonel Sanders.
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