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It is very troubling to see many new entrepreneurs struggling with their projects. Many of them were not aware of what it involved in starting and running a business when they started their journey. Most books or articles make entrepreneurship look easy, the picture that has been painted is typically rosy and very romantic, but in reality there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Other than the technicalities of starting and running a company, there is also a lot of hard work, sleepless nights and many a times frustration involved.

Many people give the impression that once you have got your business running you can sit back and relax and it will run automatically. Truthfully, while successful entrepreneurs make it seem easy that is not the case. Successful entrepreneurs work even harder to keep their businesses running and growing after they have started it. Many have started from scratch and have built the business from the ground up, by even doing the dirty work needed, which many may not be willing to do.

As an entrepreneur, it is very important for you to look into all aspects of the business, from the small detail to the bigger picture. The deeper you understand your business the better you will be able to build it. And the earlier you do this the better because as the business grows too big you many not have time to focus on the details. It may seem that many entrepreneurs are lucky and strike it rich immediately without any work, but in actual fact, they have put in many hours, even years to get to that point. They may have been building themselves up for years to get to a certain level, and then they got an opportunity at the right time to capitalize on with their expertise.

Thomas Edison failed for so many years with so many projects, until he finally came up with the light bulb, which revolutionized the world. His hard work and persistence built his expertise and knowledge, helping him to invent such a brilliant product.

It is perfectly fine to build a small business, something on the side that would help you supplement your income. But if you have bigger ambitions, you will have to be prepared to work hard to get yourself on track.

Work hard to understand and enjoy your business better, it will be difficult in the beginning, but it will get easier and the rewards will be great too.

Inderjit Singh

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