It is easy to stay in a job for years, even when you are no longer happy or feel challenged, simply because it seems easier. However, at some point you may want to consider making a career move or even a jump into owning your own business.
Are you thinking about jumping out of the corporate ship and into the sea of entrepreneurship? For some, this leap could look inviting, and for others hazardous, but either way, there are some basic things you can do now to test the waters.
I recently had the opportunity to share thoughts on what you should consider before a career move in an article for Smart Business called Before You Leap.
In the article I suggest people take the time before they make a career move to:
■ Understand the business problem they are solving.
■ Define their ideal customer and where they can find them.
■ Research the competitive landscape to identify the differentiation in their solutions.
When contemplating and then actually making the career move your resources will become invaluable. I offer ten resources to consider and here are just three:
1. A mastermind group of entrepreneurs that you can lean on and share with.
2. A good banker/financial adviser that can help you with your plan.
3. A multi-talented tech person that can help you invest in the right technology at the right time.
To read the entire article: Before You Leap.
For more information, visit our Conversations page on Tech Savvy Women to view videos of some of the training I have provided for women interested in becoming more relevant in their industry or those considering a career move.
JJ DiGeronimo, a speaker, author and thought-leader for Women in Tech and Girls and STEM, empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract Women in Technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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