What is a Wantrepreneur and How Can You Avoid Being One?

What is a Wantrepreneur?

As the name suggests, a wantrepreneur aspires to own their own business and become an entrepreneur.

A wantrepreneur doesn’t hold back in talking about their great business idea. Though the bragging often doesn’t turn into action. And the wantrepreneur can tend keep on talking about their business idea forever!

Traits of a Wantrepreneur

Some of the key traits of a wantrepreneur include:

Talks the Talk but Doesn’t Walk and Walk

Someone might posses the next billion-dollar business idea. But they also must get active pursuing their business idea. And avoid becoming one of those people who do nothing but talk. Otherwise they’ll fall head first into the wantrepreneur category.

Makes Excuses for Not Getting their Business Idea Up and Running

Excuses include not having the time, lacking the funds or waiting until ‘next month’ to start. Wantrepreneurs are full of them. They use them to explain their lack to entrepreneurial action.

Refuses to Perceive Themselves as a ‘Salesman’

Wantrepreneurs also blame their lack of sales skills for holding them back.

True and successful entrepreneurs work hard to overcome all obstacles, including a lack of sales skills.

Has an Eternal Go

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34% of Your Employees Might Take a Pay Cut to Work Remotely

Remote Work Statistics

Because of the available technology today, working remotely is as effective as working at the office. And this is giving businesses more flexibility when it comes to where their employees choose to work. But some people prefer working remotely so much, they are willing to take a pay cut.

According to a new report from Owl Labs, 34% of employees say they are willing to take a 5% pay cut. Another 24% say they will double this amount and take a 10% cut. And there is yet another group (20%) who say they will take a pay cut of more than 10%.

Considering 73% of all teams will have a percentage of remote workers by 2028, making this option available is a must. As a matter of fact, remote work is no longer a perk, but a business imperative. If you don’t offer remote work as an option, you will limit the talent pool of applicants at your company. Not to mention your current employees might look elsewhere because they want to work remotely.

The State of Remote Work 2019 report looks at how employees in the U.S. feel about the remote work ecosystem. In the emailed report Owl Labs says, “Remote wo

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In the Spotlight: International Van Lines Moves Towards Better Customer Service

In the Spotlight: How One Founder Changed His Industry with International Van Lines

Working in an industry is the perfect way to learn what you need to know before starting a business. That’s exactly what the founder of International Van Lines did before jumping into entrepreneurship. He realized that there were plenty of issues with the moving and logistics industry. So he decided to solve them.

Read about the journey he went through and the business he created in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

What the Business Does

Provides long-distance and international moving services.

President Josh Morales told Small Business Trends, “My business is known for its reputation, quality of service, and customer care. Although that may seem like a small thing, it’s huge in an industry that lacks quality. There are also many scams and thousands of complaints in the moving industry. We’ve set ourselves apart by simply caring about the customer.”

Business Niche

Ensuring quality service from the team.

“We go above and beyond with the hiring process of our movers, drivers, and staff. It’s essential to the company that everyone is like-minded and h

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How to Choose the Best Workspace for Your Startup?

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Startup Workspace

It may not be quite as important as what you’re working on, but where you work matters, too. For a startup, having the right workspace can mean the difference between trudging along in mediocrity and unleashing your team’s full potential.

So how do you decide where your office will be?

The Importance of Your Physical Work Environment

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking it’s just an office. After all, you have bigger fish to fry. There are accounting problems to solve, marketing issues to work through, and sales calls to make. But don’t discount the significance of the physical environment where you work. There’s ample research to suggest that it plays a monumental role in productivity, efficiency, performance, and optimism.

“We spend almost a third of our lives in the office, and in order to find and retain top talent, it’s essential for companies to foster an environment that empowers people with the right space to work, think and collaborate naturally,” leadership strategist Alan Kohll writes.

First and foremost, th

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