Feature Friday: How to Jump on the Startup Bandwagon

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There are several reasons people start their own business including problems they’ve encountered and intend to help solve, the need to be their own boss and create an ideal atmosphere in their best interests and the desire to showcase their skills and improve the world. If you’ve been thinking of creating your own business, here are a few popular positions that are joining the startup bandwagon. Maybe one fits your interests just right:

Consultant: If you feel like you are gifted in several areas, such as writing copy, strategic introductions and marketing ideas, maybe you’re meant to be a consultant! The great thing about consulting work is that it’s based on your skills and your schedule, meaning you can pick if you want to work on the weekends to connect tech platforms to investors or spend your week flying to meet with artists looking for creative PR plans.

Accountant: Maybe money is your thing, and in that case, accounting work is an option. Other entrepreneurs are focusing on all the aspects that come with running a business, and if you can be there to step in on the financial side, it’s a win-win situation.

Event Planner: One part of business that people often leave out is the social engagement side, which includes events; whether you want to become a full-fledged planner – coming up with an entire conference idea – or just helping companies book speaking engagements at industry-specific events, it’s a great option to use your organizational and relational skills.

Graphic Designer : A person may be able to do the writing, payroll and conference organization – yet never have even opened Photoshop. Whether you studied design or just taught yourself graphic tricks (a smart move in today’s digital age), think about lending your creative hand to others.

Read the full article here, and good luck in your venture!