During one of the business mentoring sessions I asked for a show of hands. A simple question "How many of you are accountants?". Out of the 8 members there 7 were accountants. I was the only person it turned out who hadn’t trained as an accountant. So why were so many accountants showing an interest in becoming entrepreneurs?
There is a paradigm shift we are witnessing in the corporate world. The way we work is changing. In fact, the way we live is changing. This is more than just using tech. It is about how we co exist as human beings. So, what is this change? This blog looks into this.
First Time Entrepreneurs have different needs. Entrepreneurship is commonly seen as a trial and error based learning process. Till recently you were not expected to get a business going till your 3rd or 4th time. Thankfully, times are changing. Mainstream business research has focused on cracking the entrepreneurial code for some years now. The results of the research are starting to make their way into the mainstream. The impact of this science based approach is that the 90% failure rates are starting to fall. The needs of the entrepreneurs are more widely understood. How business support providers engage with entrepreneurs is also changing. This post focuses on the startup workshops Blooming Founders is organising for first time female entrepreneurs.
There is a paradigm shift going on. In the same way the UK has become a service oriented economy. The way organisations are structured is fast changing as well. Services are people orientated. This means as we make a mass migration to services we also need to make our businesses more humane. For instance, the days when employers treated their staff as a cost on the balance sheet are on there way out. Now staff are seen as an asset.
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This post is from the Sparkz Ignite project part of the biz Stuff co creational project portfolio.