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Tough questions for entrepreneurs: Should I do it?


It’s long been said that the difference between a founder or entrepreneur and everyone else with an idea is that founders actually took the leap and made the idea happen. But the steps along the path to executing a big idea are incredibly challenging. Quite possibly, the single biggest step actually happens right before the leap: answering the “should I do it?” question.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is entrepreneurship?
  2. According to this story, what is possibly the biggest step for aspiring entrepreneurs?
  3. What risks do you think might be associated with entrepreneurship?
  4. From an entrepreneurship perspective, what is a side project?
  5. What advice does this story offer to aspiring entreprenuers as it relates to “side projects”?
  6. What are three questions an aspring entrpreneur should ask themselves?
  7. What do you think might be three important considerations to anyone thinking about starting their own business?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.