3 Entrepreneurial Take-Aways From Running a Recruitment Agency
Starting any business from the ground-up is a very tedious, sometimes thankless job, but when done correctly, you have the freedom of self-employment. This is not to mention a sense of accomplishment that very few get to have in their lifetime.
When I started my sales and marketing recruiting firm, I knew very little about business and, looking back, I knew very little about life in general. Though, I learned what I needed to along the way.
Out of all of these entrepreneurial lessons, I would rank 3 with significant enough importance to share with you:
1. If You’re Not in the Game to be #1, You’re Not Going to Ever be Significant – Too many entrepreneurs go into their business thinking that they will carve out a niche within a niche to hide from the competition, though this mentality never seems to quite work.
When starting, think of yourself and your company as a football team. For any team to successfully march down the field and put points on the board, everything must be in sync and no piece is less important than the others.
Rather, all pieces are reliant on one another.
2. Know It’s Okay to be Afraid, Then Forget About it and Go About Your Work – Many younger entrepreneurs have too many fears or “what-if’s” upon going into business. I was no exception; to me entrepreneurship and running a staffing agency was fearful.
However, one day I realized that thinking about those “what-if’s” was very counterproductive and working to alleviate any loose ends my business had was much better use of my time.
3. Know That tt’s Never a Perfect Time – Many entrepreneurs get so used to the word “tomorrow” that their entire career passes them by without having ever opening the business that they set out to.
Entrepreneurship is like having a child of sorts – it’s expensive and it never comes at the perfect time…or so we think.
Ken Sundheim is the CEO of KAS Placement, an executive search firm helping sales, marketing and media job seekers throughout the United States in over 100 industries. Sundheim has been interviewed by Fox Business, spoken at NYU, Syracuse and many other universities regarding his experience running a recruiting firm.