Video – Flexible MBA for Working Professionals – Hybrid MBA in San Diego
Gregg explains why she was glad to find CMU. Flexible Programs. Instructors from the real world with a lot of industry experience.
Advice? Don’t put it off. ”My MBA has given me added skills for my toolkit that have made me a more valuable employee.” Gregg describes how it helped her grow professionally in ways she could not imagine.
The value of an MBA cannot be overstated in today’s economy. According to The National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average first-year MBA graduate made between $50,000/year and $75,000/year right out of school. And that number rose to $90,000 for those in the workforce for a few years.
As a military serviceman or woman or a military spouse, there are a lot of reasons – including daily service and/or family responsibilities – that make getting an MBA seem impossible. However, with the prevalence of online MBA programs like the one we offer here at California Miramar University, those excuses are disappearing. In our world today, an online business degree doesn’t carry a negative stigma, especially when you’re talking about accredited online MBA programs like the one here at CalMU.
Some of the reasons why online MBA programs make sense for military personnel and military spouses:
Take Classes Wherever, Whenever– Ideal for a life on the go and a life full of responsibilities, you can earn an online business degree by taking classes on your schedule, not ours.
Maintain Responsibilities – You can still manage home and family responsibilities while studying to get MBA degree. You make it fit your busy life instead of sacrificing time with the kids or your spouse.
Cut Down Expenses – Gone are expenses such as gas, food, parking and school attire that are necessary when traveling to a college. There aren’t many extra expenses involved with sitting down at your computer.
Affordable Tuition – Thanks to programs such as Army College Tuition Assistance Program, the Montgomery GI Bill, the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts and National Guard Tuition Assistance, there are ways out there to fit each and every member of the military and their family. Here at CalMU, we offer Military Tuition Assistance educational benefits for our servicemen and women.
Instead of putting off your education another year for the same old reasons (time, responsibilities, money), realize that there are opportunities available to earn your online business degree through online MBA programs like the ones we offer. Take a look at the admissions policies, academic standards and much more at our website.
This week we have unanimously voted to give our California Miramar University Small Business Spotlight Award to the San Diego Armed Forces YMCA, and it wasn’t a hard decision to make. The hardest part about this is trying to condense their remarkable services for our Armed Forces in just one blog post. Founded in 1920, they are San Diego’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to easing the strains of military life for active duty military personnel and military families.
With over 40 programs focused on family bonding and support, helping the children of military families and strong social networking, the San Diego Armed Services YMCA helps over 9,000 active duty military servicemen and women and their families in San Diego every month. An exceptional organization, their steadfast and unwavering dedication in helping our troops has had and continues to have a very positive impact on the San Diego military community.
For servicemen and women that have been injured in training or combat or have fallen ill, they make it a priority to make life as easy and comfortable as possible. By fulfilling requests of patients in hospitals (i.e. bringing them books, video games, hobby project materials, toiletries, music and even just having someone show up to hang out and play some board games), their reach extends far beyond their main office.
For military families, the San Diego Armed Services YMCA Family Outreach Department offers in-home counseling for free. With everything from marriage counseling and personal counseling to educating parents on raising their kids and providing emergency supplies to families that are struggling financially, their support for military families is unparalleled.
For the children of military families – who are very vulnerable at such a young age because of constant change, having to move to different cities and complex family dynamics – their Youth and Community Outreach Department offers myriad programs aimed at helping military spouses and children.
Operation Kid Comfort is a program where volunteers make quilts for children ages 0-17, and has made over 4,000 quilts to date.
The Mom & Tots Program helps foster child development, family bonding and provides a support network for parents.
Operation Hero is a free after school program for children with either low confidence and self-esteem or those who have had a tough time adjusting to military life.
Camp Hero is a weeklong camp coming up from August 7-12 helping kids cope with the difficulties of military life while traveling to some beautiful San Diego parks and helping kids connect with each other.
Craft & Conversation Group is a weekly event where military spouses can connect with each other and discuss the struggles they’re facing. They also have a Kids Club to give military spouses the time and space they need to make this possible.
This is a look at some of the programs they offer, but just some; remember, they offer over 40 in sum. Their extensive volunteer network and dedication to not just active duty military servicemen and women, but also military spouses and children has created a palpable positive impact on the San Diego military community and we at California Miramar University are so proud of what they continue to accomplish.
We’ve gone to great lengths to support our troops and military families as well, as we are approved by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to offer GI educational benefits, offer Tuition Assistance. Our online MBA programs and Hybrid MBA programs are ideal for military servicemen and women, Veterans and military spouses to be able to earn an online business degree from wherever they are in the world, and be able to do so for a very affordable price.
That aside, however, we are so proud of our troops and their families and it is organizations like this that set the standard for military family bonding and outreach programs, and really highlights the importance of caring for our servicemen and women. Thanks you San Diego Armed Services YMCA for being such a role model and conduit for support for our troops. You are what makes San Diego such a wonderful place!
Planning for the future is a complex problem that must involve both you and your spouse. And it must take into consideration a whole variety of issues.
As a starting point, think about things that could go wrong. Almost everyone will have something pop up that is completely out of the blue. Taking those events into consideration involves some commonplace items.
Set up a savings account and put a little away every pay period. Perhaps start an investment strategy with a program that allows you to buy in small quantities.
Cover potential losses or other exposures with insurance on your home, goods and car(s).
Have enough life insurance to make sure that the rest of your family can survive if you or your spouse is not there.
But there are some other, much less painful things that you can plan for as well. If you are in the military, think ahead to the day when you will be out. Using the experience and education from Uncle Sam can be a valid asset as you start a new life, but there are likely some things that need to be added.
Consider online MBA programs. Augment your military training with coursework in marketing – not normally a talent taught by the Armed Services. Or add finance to your resume. As you and your spouse think through your plans for the future, dream big and make plans now for the long term career when you return to the civilian world.
An online business degree can give you the leg up that you will need when you leave, and can be accomplished while you are still on active duty. From the comfort of your home or base, online MBA programs can be exactly what you need to plan for your future outside the military. They are specifically designed to help you fill out an already impressive leadership resume with courses that will round out your knowledge and expertise.
We will help you plan ahead before that family emergency occurs when you unpack your duffle bag and ask, “What next?”
Are you interested in pursuing an MBA degree, but you don’t have much free time due to a busy work schedule? If that is the case for you then an online business degree may be the path for you. Online MBA programs are an excellent alternative for those wishing to pursue a degree without the luxury of free time. Online business degrees and Hybrid MBA programs are becoming much more popular due to the number of benefits that they offer.
Hybrid MBA programs are now available for those interested in online programs, but still would like to sit in a classroom atmosphere from time to time. These classes typically have one day a week of classroom meeting, and all the rest is done online. This is a great advantage for those who may have any questions that they feel cannot be answered online. Hybrid MBA programs are excellent for people who have a few days off during the week allowing them to have a day for the classroom lessons.
For those of you who feel comfortable with strictly online classes, there are online MBA programs that would be ideal for you. This allows you to take classes even with the busiest of schedules due to the fact that you can sign on anywhere, as long as you have computer capabilities and reliable Internet access. Whether you feel comfortable learning in your local coffee shop or prefer the comforts of your own home; you are able to take your classes from any of them.
You can work around your schedule and make time to take your classes. If you need to go out of town for any reason at all, as long as you have your computer with you and Internet access, you’re good to go. Your budget will also not have to be as high due to having no transportation and commuting costs to get in the way, as well as lower tuition costs for online programs as opposed to on-campus ones. Online MBA programs are an excellent alternative to traditional college program classes that will benefit you in many ways.
As you know, we really care about our Military servicemen and women, veterans and Military families at California Miramar University. So this week we are giving the CalMU Small Business Spotlight Award to San Diego’s own The Pathfinder Group, a truly remarkable company dedicated to helping Veterans make the best possible transition from service back to society. They act as a link between employers and Military Veterans to help the former find great candidates for jobs and the latter land the jobs they want. They know and understand that Veterans need appropriate information of the choices available to them when they separate from the Armed Forces. They aim to make the transition simple and are the only military recruitment firm that creates military staffing and HR solutions.
Matt Brogdon is the man behind The Pathfinder Group. He is the Founder and President of the firm, an Air Force Academy graduate and a former Army Armor Officer. He is an expert in military recruiting and has been working for over 12 years connecting Military Veterans to companies, universities and schools across the country. Matt is often referred to as an expert of San Diego military talent acquisition, and he is a remarkable individual who has made a substantial impact on so many lives; it’s very heartwarming.
The thought of starting the firm struck Matt seeing his father struggle to find a job after he retired from the Air Force, taking him a few years to find the position to suit his talents. In 2009 Matt started The Pathfinder Group to make the Veteran transition simpler, enable Veterans to identify the right opportunities for themselves, and help the companies, schools and universities find the best Veterans candidates for their organizations.
Their commendable work has paved the way to Inc. Magazine’ 2012 GrowCo Conference as a Military Entrepreneur Delegate. We salute their hard work and dedication to our servicemen and women, and their success in helping Veterans readjust to society and excel in their careers. All in all, though, The Pathfinder Group is helping pave the way for Veterans to find and flourish in their careers and, with such great success in doing so, we are honored to give them this week’s Small Business Spotlight Award.
This year employers expect to hire 17.4% new MBAs, up from 11.7% in 2011 according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) 2012 Survey of Corporate Recruiters. And are overwhelmingly interested in hiring MBA candidates that have recently graduated and are ready to put their new degree to use. Because many graduates of online MBA programs and Hybrid MBA programs have gained work experience during business school, they have had the benefit of applying their studies to their jobs and now have the confidence to really advance their careers.
MBA programs give you an advantage in both your personal and career development. You learn invaluable leadership skills as you fulfill course requirements, like group projects and presentations, which are meant to mimic real business situations. A second strong advantage to a traditional, hybrid or online business degreeis the business connections and relationships you form with classmates and professors. Alumni networks from business schools help you build your career by offering services that aid in relocating if necessary, or give advice on a corporation’s strengths when you are on the job market or looking to change positions.
With an online MBA, however, you will likely be recruited while still in school at a salary that averages $90,000 per annum upon graduation, depending on location. With students who chose a specialty, job offer opportunities are slightly higher, as are those in manufacturing. Further, if you are interested in pursuing a career in either the services or products sector you may earn an impressive 75% higher salary than your fellow graduates.
If you are still working full-time, then the online MBA programs or Hybrid MBA programs are definitely great options that allow you to take advantage of the freedom they entail. The costs overall are less than traditional MBA programs; but the important aspects of MBA training, like group work, are included via online technologies like video chatting and/or conference calls. You will keep in close contact with professors and classmates, ensuring that you continue to reap all of the benefits of traditional programs, while gaining the valuable work experience to really propel yourself into the upper echelon of whatever career path you embark on.
This week we at California Miramar University have chosen San Diego’s own Cali Bamboo for our Small Business Spotlight Award. Not only have they created a unique and successful business that has skyrocketed in the past 4 years; they also endeavor to make a true difference in the future of our planet.
Cali Bamboo manufactures green building materials for residential and commercial projects made primarily from bamboo, one of the most sustainable, renewable and strongest materials. With its aesthetically pleasing and chic bamboo-based designs, they have captured a segment of the construction and remodeling markets because most people turn to wood for their homes and offices. However, because of bamboo’s durability and how it can turn the simplest of buildings into modern, ultra cool works of art, Cali Bamboo has been very successful in evoking a sense of imagination and creativity in people when designing their homes.
The company is the brainchild of two friends – Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood. They started in 2004 with one vision and one delivery van, and they grew much faster than expected. From fencing they moved on to flooring, plywood, paneling and composite decking. Evidence of their tremendous growth is their listing for the third consecutive year in Inc.com’s 500 fastest growing private companies, and has also been named one of the fastest growing companies in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.
Their business operations don’t just stop at revolutionizing homes and offices and protecting the environment; they are also into social welfare. They have joined the 1% For The Planet movement, donating 1% of their sales to myriad environmental organizations around the world. They have also helped raise $50,000 for theSurfrider Foundation, dedicated to protecting our oceans; they’ve donated bamboo plywood to build art displays for a Costa Mesa group home and to build skateboard ramps for the Boys and Girls Club in Anaheim; and they’ve donated materials to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and a Habitat for Humanity construction project in El Cajon, to name a few. Seriously? How are they THIS amazing?
Cali Bamboo’s Jeff Goldberg was named the Most Admired CEO by the SDBJ, and both founders won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in 2009. According to Inc.com,the company has seen 149% growth in the last 3 years. Its 2010 revenues stand at $11.3 million, compared to $4.5 million in 2007. They have a hard working and socially conscious team of 25 employees to help make the world a greener and better place to live.
Thank you Cali Bamboo for being such a great role model for students in our online MBA programs and Hybrid MBA programs. We wish you nothing but continued success, and are very proud to give you our CalMU Small Business Spotlight Award.
This week’s MBA Mondays video showcases our mission here at California Miramar University: to provide affordable, personalized and high quality education aimed to take business theories and concepts and apply them to the real world. Our talented and highly qualified faculty are experts in their fields and have the business experience necessary to help set our students on the path to true business success.
We were ranked as one of the Top 10 MBA programs in San Diego County by the San Diego Business Journal, and are especially known for our reputed online MBA programs and Hybrid MBA programs. We also offer a revolutionary Doctor of Business Administration program, as well as other Masters and Bachelors courses, that are all geared to help our students succeed in their careers.
In addition, as our campus is adjacent to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, and with our gratitude and respect for our Military servicemen and women and veterans, we are proud to be VA Approved and offer GI Bill benefits. And to support Military families, we also offer a 50% discount on tuition for Military spouses.
At the end of the day, where else can you get a reputed traditional or online business degree for as little as $11,505? Yes… you read that right. And that’s what it’s all about, because we believe that college education should be accessible to all!
Transcript of the Lesson
[Jeanie Foster, Direct of Admission]
Welcome to California Miramar University. If you’re looking to increase your earning power, gain new skills and advance your career without breaking the bank,come on in to CMU and see what degree programs we have to offer.
[Ilana Herring, Director of Marketing]
CMU believes the university should revolve around you – the student; not the other way around. CMU is geared for working adults who want to earn their Masters in Business Administration on their own schedule. You can do your work at your own pace and we are open year-round.
At CMU you never have to wait for a new class to get started. CMU provides personalized service. Here you are not just a number, our professors and faculty know each student by name and we care about your success.
[Bonnie Engel, CMU MBA Student]
I love the freedom and the flexibility of being able to go online 24/7.
[Jonathon Smith, M.D., CMU MBA Student]
After retiring from one career and beginning another one, I find that here at CMU I get all the tools I need to be successful in my new career.
[Dr. Dominic Mwenja, President]
Our nationally accredited associate bachelors and masters degree programs offer curriculum that is vigorous and challenges our students to combine their theories they learn in the classroom with real life business experiences.
The faculty at the California Miramar University brings real life business and consorting experiences to the classroom, which enriches the learning experience for all our students both online and those in the hybrid program. We at California Miramar University believe that college education should be accessible to everyone and that is why our nationally accredited degree programs are among the most affordable in the country.
[Holly Taft, CMU MBA Student]
Let’s face it. Things are really hard now with the economy, and that’s why I chose CMU. It was just too affordable to just pass out.
[Jeanie Foster, Direct of Admission]
Thank you for spending time with California Miramar University. I invite you to visit our website or call our admissions department to find out more about our affordable, quality, year-round education.
Are you considering pursuing a Masters in Business Administration? Have you considered the advantages of earning an online business degree? There are many good reasons to move forward with your dreams, not least of which is that you can earn an average of 50% more than you are earning today with your bachelor’s degree. That is the average, and it can certainly increase from there.
Many companies consider an MBA to be an essential minimum requirement for entry-level management positions. Your dream may actually be a necessity if you want to move forward in your career. Job prospects for MBAs have increased 24% in the U.S., and 36% worldwide. And in 2011 the average salary for a person who had earned an MBA was $92,000. In some major cities that figure even increases to $102,869.
Why earn a degree online? Online MBA programs have many advantages. The most obvious benefit is the flexibility. Leaving a job is not necessary with accredited online MBA programs, and more often than not schooling can work around life events. While brick and mortar schools do offer night and weekend classes, it is still not nearly as flexible as working on your own computer at home. The need for commuting to school is eliminated and thereby so are gas expenses and the need to buy a new wardrobe for class.
Another major benefit of earning an online MBA is that you can search nationwide for a program from any location; there are no geographic limits when exploring online MBA programs. You can find online programs that fit your needs and match your budget requirements. When thinking about this, also consider the savings in transportation, childcare, parking, and even sometimes, housing.
There are other reasons besides financial for earning an online business degree. An MBA is a great way to change careers. It can be a very valuable means of moving into a management position, and is also extremely useful for entrepreneurs – often investors will look for an MBA when considering companies.
Carefully research accredited online MBA programs and choose the one that is right for you and your outlook and prospects will soar. And as one of the top 10 MBA programs in San Diego as rated by the San Diego Business Journal, with very affordable tuition, you should definitely consider us here at California Miramar University and let us know if you have any questions.
Business professionals who earn an MBA are often amazed at the lucrative opportunities open to them. Both classroom and online MBA programs have gained significant popularity, and graduates gain noticeable credibility in the business world. One of the main advantages of this credential is its flexibility. Professionals with an MBA are able to tailor their skill sets to a variety of industries. Despite the lure of the highest-paying job offer, the most successful graduates are those who enter fields that interest them the most, realizing that passion is something money can’t buy.
Graduates of accredited online MBA programs usually complete their degrees while working full time in their fields of choice. This situation can be advantageous because they already bring in a foundation of experience. Some MBA students find that their true passions are in a different career area than they originally thought. Making a switch to this new field is potentially one of the best decisions because it leads to working with much more productivity and motivation.
People who are excited and passionate about their particular fields look forward to beginning their work each day. They feel they have an opportunity and not an obligation to perform their best and to keep learning. An employee with this much dedication is a valuable asset for any business owner. Traditional or online business degree recipients can also move quickly through the ranks of management and serve as a mentor for other employees down the road.
Enthusiasm and passion can also be very beneficial for MBA graduates who are aspiring entrepreneurs. Starting a company from the ground up normally involves hard work, long hours and at least a few setbacks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, new businesses are a key factors in economic growth. Educated entrepreneurs who follow their hearts enjoy these challenges and view initial failures as learning opportunities rather than negative results.
Entering a career field for enjoyment rather than for purely the money is one of the most intelligent moves for MBA recipients. It is what we spend most of our lives doing after all. This vested interest in the industry of choice is a definite strength to be exploited. One of these advanced degree programs can teach MBA candidates the technicalities, but it is up to each individual to bring the passion and enthusiasm that will propel them to success in their careers.
This week’s CalMU Small Business Spotlight is on San Diego’s own Square Peg Packaging and Printing. They are a great example of recognizing an industry deficiency, creating a business idea to fill in the gaps and then cultivating that idea with a very unique business model and enthusiastic vision of prodigious proportions. This is why we have chosen to highlight them this week, and why they are a good case study for students in and graduates of our Hybrid MBA and online MBA programs and our Leadership programs.
Their name sums up their services quite well. Square Peg designs, manages (via supply chain), and distributes packaging materials for myriad businesses. Basically, they’re all about branding, and they do a very good job in their specialty. But what makes them stand out from other companies who do the same thing?
First, they recognized that businesses were wasting time, money and brand continuity by going to multiple vendors for their printing and packaging needs. By creating a business model and hiring innovative minds that specialize in both aspects however, they were able to include all services under their umbrella and enables companies to get everything done from the same people. This not only ensures that the business’ vision and message is consistent throughout all of their products, but it also saves businesses money because they are only going to one vendor instead of two or more, makes businesses money because their brand identity is uniform throughout and thereby stronger/more recognizable, and enables businesses to focus more on their operations and ultimately generate more revenue.
Second, they don’t just stop there. They also offer business analysis consulting that includes industry research, sales strategy, marketing plan (like establishing an online presence and everything involved in branding), and product positioning in the market. But Square Peg doesn’t just stop there like most consultants; they will also execute everything – and very successfully – if their clients wants them to. So not only do they offer a unique service in the industry; they’ve also gone five steps beyond and have incorporated business analysis, strategy and execution as services as well.
This innovative approach to printing and packaging has done wonders for their success over the past 5 years. When they were founded in 2007, they were a smaller operation and pulled in a revenue of $122,030, according to Inc.com. However, as they increased their scope and expanded their services, their revenue did the same. Just 3 years later in 2010, they pulled in $7.4 million, a whopping 5986% 3-year growth that earned them the #34 spot on Inc.’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US. Now that is impressive.
So now you see why we were very impressed with Square Peg Packaging and Printing and decided to award them with the CalMU Small Business Spotlight. They are a great example for students in our Hybrid MBA and online MBA programs and Leadership programs to find what’s missing, develop a unique strategy to fill the void, and then go the extra mile to set your businesses up as the one-stop destination for everything in your niche.
As part of our accredited online MBA programs, we have teamed up with Internet Marketing super strategist Dan Hollings and offer Mobile Marketing courses based on his webinars. A highly sought after marketing consultant, Dan’s extensive knowledge and expertise in helping businesses transition online has helped us develop this new social media course and truly encapsulates our quest to be one of the most innovative and diverse online business schools around.
In this video, Mr. Hollings explains the steps you need to go through before building your mobile website. Very important for all types of businesses – especially as research shows that more people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices than desktops by the end of this year – he recognizes that not everyone is the most technologically savvy and gives advice that even people with little familiarity can easily digest.
We’re very excited and honored to be collaborating with someone as remarkable as Dan Hollings and know that this encapsulates just how beneficial our online business degree is.
Transcript of the Video
Okay, let’s build your mobile site. How exciting! You’re going to love this. This is an stuff; it’s kind of fun, too. There’s a couple of things that we need to do before we built our site, and it’s this pre-site building phase that’s going to make it really easy for you to built your site.
The worst thing that you can do in building a website – and this really applies whether it’s Internet or mobile – but the worst thing that you can do is just jump into a builder and let the builder guide you. Because every time it asks for something you go, “Oh My God” ‘cause it’ll say, you know, write a paragraph about yourself; what’s your address?; what’s your product?; you can put a picture here – and you’re thinking, “Oh God I got to go get Dan.” It’s just like, it just drives you nuts.
If you prepare upfront the material that you will enter into your builder, then the building process goes like a snap, it’s really cool and fun, and it won’t take you but about a half hour to get this thing up and running.
Here’s what you need to do in order to built a mobile site that’s going to be of interest to a person that’s on the go. You have to determine what are your mobile magnets. What are the things that would attract a person, cause them to want to go to your mobile page or your mobile site. You’ve got to figure that part out. If you don’t have something that’s of interest to that mobile person, there isn’t a reason to build a site. You just got to figure that part out first.
Mobile coupons are hugely popular, hugely popular. So that’s a real easy thing to do. In other words you’re thinking, “Well nothing I do, Dan, is mobile. I mean like, I’m a landscaper.” Well actually there’s a ton of things that landscapers could do that would interest their customers on the mobile phone, but at the top of the list is going to be a mobile coupon. In other words: opt in to our list and we’ll give you a discount on our service or a discount on our product and you don’t have to go do anything special; it’s not like you have to actually make a coupon or get a designer or go to a coupon site. Really all you do is you send them a text message that says’ Show us this text messaging and get 10% of your next, you know, whatever’.
Education, including an online business degreeof course, is often pursued with the goal of getting a job and climbing through the ranks. With time though, you want to own yourself by running your own show. Don’t get me wrong; entrepreneurship is very difficult and is not for everyone. But with determination, vision and continuous hard work you can turn your dreams into reality. And at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than answering to nobody else but yourself.
You can make your mark.
Behind every successful enterprise is an entrepreneur who is willing to take a chance on their idea. Your too can make your mark and truly change the world in whatever way you want. How exciting is that?!
You can do things your way.
Even the top brass of a company are answerable to its owner and/or board directors. As a business owner, you make all the decisions and get to do things the way you think is best. Your ideas do not get turned down, stolen or distorted, and you can shape and mold your business and daily operations how you see fit.
You can wear different hats as you run your business.
As a business owner you have to deal with everything and everyone from procurement, supply and delivery,to marketing, the staff and countless other aspects of your business. This is where a Masters in Leadershipdegree is very valuable because you learn the skills and techniques that are needed to run a successful organization and keep all team members moving in a positive, forward direction.
You can make it big financially.
A majority of the largest companies and most successful business people started very small.And making it big doesn’t even mean turning your small business into a large enterprise. Small businesses are the backbone of the country, right?
You can change your routine and lifestyle.
You can get off the rat race and daily commutes and choose your own convenient working hours. You can also change the work hours of your office to deal with traffic, especially in Southern California, so you and your employees don’t have to waste time stuck on the road. And if you want, you can even enroll in online MBA programs while still running your business because you’ll have the ability to study for your degree whenever fits you best.
You can try your hand at something new and different from what you usually do.
As an entrepreneur, you get to go in a direction you most likely never would have while employed. You can go into something totally different from the status quo and concentrate on your true passions in life. When you follow your dreams and concentrate on what you’re good at, you’re more likely to be successful as well.
You can be more than an employee.
Successful business people take the risk and make their mark. If you have an idea, research the market available for it, assess the risks, come up with strategies to minimize them and take the plunge.You also have the ability to use your resources and business operations and put them towards a bigger cause, like giving back to charity and working with other business owners to give back to your community. Remember, business shouldn’t always be about just business.
It can be done.
When you follow your dreams and are truly invested in what you’re doing, work isn’t “work”… it’s fun. We all go through the ‘Monday Blues’ at some point in our lives, but our goal should be to think of every day as the weekend. When you love what you’re doing everyday, you’re happier, more relaxed and will ultimately be more successful, both in your work life and social life.
You can bequeath your loved ones.
You can leave a lasting legacy to your children and their children that they can carry on. You will also teach them the life lesson of how hard work will pay off and leave them a living example of how you made that happen.