I am an aspiring entrepreneur that has wanted to open a business for the last 4 years (wow that’s a long time); I usually read tons of articles on many different websites; motivational testimonies, steps to open for business, how to be successful in business, success stories, you name it; I’ve read it. And it’s helped me a lot, however; what I have not gotten yet is opinions and suggestion from real people who have started a business successfully and that have gone through the dilemmas that I am currently going through. This is what I’m asking the Startup Nation community to help me with.
I am really confident that when I discover the right business and something that I’m passionate about, I will become a very successful entrepreneur. I definitely want to be financially independent and don’t want to work for nobody.
The Dilemma is:
Should I start a Telecomm business or should I open a company that fulfills my ideal business.
Here’s the scoop,
The Telecomm business is a B2B business that has a minimal startup investment, I know how to do the work well (I’ve been doing this type of work for the last 8 years), and it’s a service and product that almost every business needs, such as telephone systems, telephone and data cabling, etc. but I don’t see myself doing this for the rest of my life. I’m just not passionate about it. I have a company name, a logo, and have registered a fictitious business name with the County, and once in a while I do Telecom related side jobs.
On the other hand the ideal business that I have in mind (which I have not discovered yet) is a business focused in the Hispanic Community that surrounds me. I want to have the ability to interact face to face with customers, and the consumers of the product or service that I provide. However, I still don’t know what type of product or service I should offer. It just seems like there are tons of businesses providing all the services; real estate, income taxes services, insurance, mortgage brokers, etc. I think that I am just not creative enough to think of a good niche or spot a need in my community.
Your suggestions would be really appreciated in regards to either; starting up a business on a product or service that I am familiar and have experience with, OR to start up a business that I would enjoy but that I haven’t discovered yet.