To Be Or Not To Be In Business

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One of the reasons why there is so much poverty in our country is the lack of bold or daring Filipino entrepreneurs. Many of our countrymen would rather find a good paying job than venture into business. How often have we heard that most Filipinos go to school in order to have a good job later. In short, Filipinos are trained to be become employees! That is why when you ask a Filipino child what he or she wants to become in the future, the answer would likely be doctor, lawyer, engineer. Most probably you won't hear any child wanting to be engaged in business.

Nowadays many educators and government officials want the situation to be changed. They want the pursuit of profit to be inculcated in today's youth. The subject entreprenuership is now being integrated in high school and college curriculum. In fact, some colleges and universities offer a course in entrepreneurship.

One of the best argument to be an employee rather than a businessman is job security. In business, one can lost everything including his or her shirt so to speak. Yet in today's environment where job vacancy is scarce as can be gleaned from the long lines during job fairs, the only alternative is to go into business.

Well, to be in business is not really easy. It entails lot of hardwork and perseverance. Aside from the myriads of problems especially for start-ups, it may take a long while before profits can be realized. Indeed, starting a business is not for the faint-hearted.

Still, nobody would dispute the benefits to be gained from business. Aside of course from accumulating much money, having the power to control others, and being famous, there's the feeling of self-fulfillment, the joy of giving employment to others and the chance to contribute to the development of the country.

Want to become rich, powerful, and famous? Try being an entrepreneur!


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