Matt Ballema, President of Pioneer Search Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in LegalZoom, Learning How to be an Entrepreneur

By: Stephanie Vozza

Plano, TX 11/3/2021

It takes more than sheer confidence and a business plan to be an entrepreneur.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s 2020/2021 Report, more than 60% of Americans believe they have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to launch a business. But while self-efficacy is a great start, it’s not enough.

Matt Ballema, the president and owner of Pioneer Search Group, an executive search firm, urges aspiring entrepreneurs to make sure they are on solid ground before starting their own businesses.

“Above and beyond any idea or frustration at your current job or career, why do you want to be self-employed?” he says. “Are you ready for the all-out emotional war and anxiety that undoubtedly comes over every new entrepreneur? Will you be willing to sacrifice most everything for it—time, relationships, self-care?”

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