My answer to Have you ever started your own business? How did you come up with your business idea? Did it sucess or…
Answer by Ken Larson:
Starting my enterprise was a logical extension of the work I had been doing as an individual contractor, so the transition seemed easy enough.
What I had to learn very quickly was the business planning, marketing and competitive analysis aspects of operating an enterprise, as opposed to negotiating single person efforts. Industry teaming, having others work for me and dealing as a company instead of a person were all challenges.
I reached out to some experience mentors to get guidance and education in the areas I was lacking – my business then took off.