About The Author
Best known for breathing life back into small businesses, David Joe is more than a Sr. Small Business Analyst, he is a successful entrepreneur, advocate, philanthropist and author.
In a world where business leaders are applauded for being insensitive, David does it all with heart and compassion for the people he’s worked with and elevated. But as with many success stories, his road has not always been an easy one.
“The pain of getting to the next level is less than the pain of staying where you are.”
Best known for breathing life back into small businesses, David Joe is more than a Sr. Small Business Analyst, he divorced and at the time the father of two sons, David started down an alternate career path which was far from that which he’d once diligently pursued in medicine. Not long after starting several businesses, he went to work for the largest consulting firm in North America serving small to medium sized businesses. From his beginning days in the company’s call center, he went on to become one of the firm’s top grossing Senior Business Analysts.
As he learned the business of small business consulting, he learned to revamp small businesses and in doing so became an advocate for the underdog and finds his strongest inspiration by investing in people.
What entrepreneurs do
An entrepreneur identifies a need that no existing business addresses and determines a solution for that need. Entrepreneurial activity includes developing and starting a new business and implementing a business marketing plan, often with the end goal of selling the company to turn a profit.
An entrepreneur who regularly launches new businesses, sells them and then starts new companies is a serial entrepreneur. Whether a business owner should be considered an entrepreneur often depends on whether they created the business, and other legalities. That said, any founder of a successful household-name business began as an entrepreneur.
If you want to become an entrepreneur yourself but you worry you don’t have the money for it, finances don’t have to stop you from achieving your career goals. Many entrepreneurs seek financing options that bypass traditional banks, like funding from angel investors that provide entrepreneurs with capital to cover startup costs (or, later, expansion costs). If you can demonstrate a high growth potential for your business, you can also turn to a venture capitalist, who offers capital in exchange for receiving equity in your company.
Elite Business solutions
Many people whose names no one knew decades ago exemplify entrepreneurial success today.
Here are just a few examples:
Steve Jobs: The late tech leader started Apple in a garage and grew it into the dominant company it is today. Jobs even faltered partway through his career, leaving Apple for more than a decade before returning to the company and taking it to new heights
Elon Musk: He founded SpaceX and has since become known for putting the billions of dollars his company has earned him toward some benevolent projects, including providing clean water to Flint, Michigan, and donating FDA-approved ventilators to hospitals fighting COVID-19.
Bill Gates: The Microsoft co-founder has often been listed as the world’s wealthiest individual and has become an internationally renowned leader on pandemics and how to handle them. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shared with his former wife, focuses on combating poverty, inequity and disease globally.
Jeff Bezos: The founder and creator of Amazon.com originally started the enterprise as an online book retailer. The internet marketplace has since become one of the most valued companies in the world, selling nearly every product imaginable.
Mark Zuckerberg: As a college student, he helped shape the future of social media by co-founding the social networking platform Facebook. Initially launched for only select college campuses, the service quickly expanded to the broader public. Its success turned Zuckerberg into one of the youngest self-made billionaires in America.
Sara Blakely: She took $5,000 and turned it into a $1 billion company with an invention known today as Spanx. The idea was born out of Blakely’s frustration with the pantyhose she had to wear for prior jobs. She had no fashion experience but researched everything from patents to fabrics.
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