I think the biggest perk of being an entrepreneur is being in control of my life
New York City, New York (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
New York-based marketing and sales firm The BBB Conglomerate Network encourages entrepreneurship as a valid career choice and has developed a system to help aspiring business owners take the plunge.
Entrepreneurs are rare – according to statistics from the Kauffman Foundation, they make up just 0.58% of the population. However, The BBB Conglomerate Network CEO Antoine Bell considers that now is the perfect time to start a business: “I started The BBB Conglomerate Network right in the middle of the economic recession. Back in 2011 the company consisted of just me and a partner; 18 months later we have 8 branches operating across the North East region and a further 3 in the process. I think what separates entrepreneurs from dreamers is their willingness to do whatever it takes to make their dream a reality.”
A study conducted by the Public Affairs Council in 2012 shows that start-up businesses are likely to receive a warm reception from the American public. 88% of Americans view small businesses favourably, and 68% would rather pay more to do business with a small business than a large company. A 2012 survey by Rasmussen reports that 52% of voters think small businesses create more jobs and generate more economic growth than either large corporations or the government. Inc.com surveyed 500 small business owners on the advantages of running their own businesses as opposed to working as an employee for a large company. Respondents said that the rewards were much greater than as an employee, and that they enjoyed doing something they were passionate about and had a greater sense of achievement. “I think the biggest perk of being an entrepreneur is being in control of my life,” says Antoine Bell, CEO of The BBB Conglomerate Network. “Most of us spend our lives being told what to do – by our parents, our teachers and then our bosses. As an entrepreneur, everything is up to me. Employees trade their time for money, whilst entrepreneurs make money by doing what they love.”
CEO Antoine Bell is so passionate about the value of entrepreneurship that The BBB Conglomerate Network provides a business development program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs get a head-start. The programme centers around seminars and workshops which are based on key business skills including sales, marketing, team leadership and business management. The scheme has been running for over a year; several former participants have gone on to found businesses in a variety of sectors. “The reason behind the program was to ensure that entrepreneurs have a solid foundation of skills before starting up. Most of our participants are fresh out of college or have limited work experience, so the program will help improve the odds of their businesses thriving,” explains Antoine Bell of The BBB Conglomerate Network.
The BBB Conglomerate Network provides customer acquisitions for clients in the energy and non-profit sectors. The firm aims to open another 3 regional branches this year.