The most appealing thing about going into you own business is having the freedom to be able to set your own hours, be your own boss, and the creativity that comes with it. It's all glamour when you are looking at a successful entrepreneur because you did not see the process to get their but instead you are a witness to the results.
Four expectations vs. reality
1.Getting a multitude of clients vs. Building up your clientele.
In the beginning you will have to do your homework. Johnny a millennial entrepreneur says "you really have to do your research, you need to know who your competitors are, and you will have to call the other businesses in your field and see what they are doing." Market research is a vital part of the process.
2.Making millions vs. Barely making ends meet.
Entrepreneurs can be seen as starving artist at first. You have to be willing to Invest in yourself and find funding whether it's from your savings or other investors. A majority of business owners know that the earning potential is vast but sporadic. There is a lot of money to be made but in this business, it is not consistent.
Alyssa says "Budget!"
3. You will receive a multitude of support from family friends vs. No support.
As an Entrepreneur not everyone around you is going to understand your vision and your mindset. Others will only see the fruits or non-fruits of your labor and judge the current circumstances. Upcoming entrepreneurs have to be prepared to be alone. It takes faith and positivity to start a business.
4. It was going to be easy vs it takes work.
When you’re an Entrepreneur all though you set your own hours there are really no days off. In the beginning the hustle will require more than the regular 9-5. Be prepared to work hard.
According to entrepreneur .com "You have to be willing to work. Everyone has the time, but not everyone is willing to dedicate it to building a business. "