The best of the best today started out with "sooper dooper" humble beginnings. Some were college dropouts. Some were homeless. Some couldn't keep a job. Some struggled terribly in the beginning. Some were born entrepreneurs. Some just had too many problems in their lives and took a risk. Whoever these people are, they believed in themselves and started their business, building from scratch to the top of the food chain.
Who is Oisin Hanrahan? He's a former student of Harvard University. He and a former college dorm roommate both dropped out from Harvard to create a web startup. The online startups name is "Handy Book." Handy what? [Handy book]. According to the article in OPENForum, Handy Book is "an online portal that matches pre-qualified home professionals with consumers who need help around the house." DrewryNewsNetwork thinks this is a terrific idea for a startup business. And, the founders of the company operate the business as a handful of less than 10 people with venture capital financing. This is definitely inspiring to know that these former college students believe in themselves and to the huge leap of faith in starting their web business from scratch and are still operating successfully two years after inception.
The article goes on to mention Mr. Hanrahan took a year off after high school to get experience in the working world. Believe it or not, he sold "cardboard packaging." While [cardboard packaging] is not really a product many people are enthusiastic about selling, he had complete faith in himself while employed working for someone else and gladly sold it. It was in those humble moments of working for someone else and selling cardboard packaging he started developing creative ideas for future business endeavors. This goes to show that anyone can succeed in running their own business if they have a creative idea, believe in themselves and never let go of the long-term vision, despite any and all awesome life challenges.
Once accepted to Harvard University, he was moving forward progressively with his educational goals. It was while attending Harvard he walked out as a college student and transitioned into entrepreneurship. From there, without seeing the complete road ahead of him after launching Handy Book, he never went back to complete his Harvard degree.
If you believe in yourself and desire to start your own business if you haven't already done so, hopefully, this humble business commentary and link to the American Express OPENForum article will inspire you to consider being an entrepreneur. Yes, it's more work than traditionally waking up in the morning and going to a none to five day job. Many people believe working for yourself is a lot easier than going to work for someone else. That is absolutely incorrect. While there is more work involved in working for yourself, there's also more rewards, such as potentially making more money than your day job, working your own hours, taking vacations when you want and so forth. However, when starting your business from scratch, don't look forward to any of those fringe benefits anytime soon, as it'll be a few years way further down the line until you reap the positive benefits of your business flourishing that you can do things like that.
Never give up in the uncertain game called life and don't forget what you came from when you succeed in running your own business. DrewryNewsNetwork humbly encourages you to give back to others and help aspiring entrepreneurs succeed when you make it big in running your own business!
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