A 2015 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor finds that 27 million working-age Americans, nearly 14 percent, are starting or running new businesses.
While more and more businesses begin every day, the prospect of leaving the comfort of one’s job to launch a business can be just as overwhelming as finding the right guidance.
In this ASCE Interchange, Rick De La Guardia, president and founder of DLG Engineering, discusses how to start, own, and manage your own engineering firm. He explains how you don’t have to be born an entrepreneur, but rather you can be made one through some smart risk taking and the right leadership and moral traits.
“Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy and it’s not for everyone. It’s a mindset. You really have to live that mindset and have a team around you,” De La Guardia said.
Be sure to check out his book, Engineer to Entrepreneur, in ASCE’s library for purchase.
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