Thin ice

| Gishteq | 4 Comments

Trying to start your own business in the big bad world of commercialism means learning to build up trust with strangers with whom you plan to work and develop long-term relationships. This is quite similar to walking on unexplored ice because you are constantly on the guard for the thin sections which can crack and then collapse underneath you without the slightest warning whatsoever. At the same time, it is important to continue radiating a warm sense of unwavering confidence and not show that you are unsure about the potential partner with whom you have initiated a common sense let's speak openly type of dialog. How far are you willing to go? Go too far and you will get your head chopped off right at the neck. Go too short and you will lose momentum and fall to the wayside. Choosing the middle path does not work any more and will get you nowhere. Be dynamic, flexible, alert, on your guard, ready set go.

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operating a business is a LOT of work... my dad did this for many years until he had to shut down his business due to the lack of justice or reasoning in the government. for a capitalist nation, the USA sure can be small/private business unfriendly...

Well, I guess that is at least one thing going for me: the fact that I am not trying to start business in the United States. Hopefully, The Netherlands and the rest of Europe will prove to be a more fruitful hunting ground.

The concerns you list are probably the exact ones that have kept me from putting all of my effort into becoming a consultant in my field.

Thanks for the vote of confidence Stu. So are you saying that I should just give up? Maybe you are right.

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