Entrepreneurship is considered one of the most ancient professions in human history. So, why then, is entrepreneurship so difficult to break into for minorities?
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About the Book
The Unconvential Journey of the Minority Entrepreneur
by Oscar Valdez
Published 15 August 2023
Genre: Non-Fiction, Entrepreneurial
Page Count: 107
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Entrepreneurship is considered one of the most ancient professions in human history. So, why then, is entrepreneurship so difficult to break into for minorities? What are the social and economical roadblocks and what can you do to tear them down and make a mark for yourself as a true corporate misfit?
As a managing partner of seven separate multi-million-dollar businesses operating in twenty-three States, I’ve discovered there’s no single formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur – but there are certain rules, especially for minorities, that must be abided by to avoid operational blunders. Any book can tell you it all comes down to planning and having the right mindset, but these gross oversimplifications are precisely why many fail to grasp the true keys to success.
Throughout these nine chapters you’ll learn all aspects of the minority entrepreneur’s journey, from starting a venture to ensuring its success. You’ll break down the balance between structure and flexibility necessary to grow and flourish as a minority entrepreneur. You’ll decode the complexities of the rules and uncover what obstacles stand before you – and how to rise above them, steadfast and unbred.
As a minority entrepreneur, I’ve always advocated the idea of diversity within a business. Diversity, especially in upper management, can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the business. It brings a variety of ideas, strategies, and policies that can be explored and experimented with, and thus, a joint venture or a ‘partnership’ can be beneficial, especially when you’re a minority entrepreneur.
To survive in the modern-day business world, you need a supporting friend who will not only help you grow but also ease the entrepreneurial processes for you. Although this may not be for everyone, a good entrepreneur should evaluate their options. Partnership is crucial to the growth of any business venture. Merchants and traders have always made use of the principle of a strategic partnership to conduct their businesses, and the trend is still very much applicable today.
A partnership manifests itself in different forms, ranging from business owners cooperating to invest in a project to sharing technical knowledge and ideas between firms.
Whatever any business does, it’s important to look for the right partnership agreement that benefits both parties. I personally have two other Managing Partners who are some of my closest friends. We understood that to achieve the level of success we dreamed of, it was going to take each one of our skill sets. One of my partners is great with finances and is a tech wiz. The other partner is a wonderful operator and very organized. My main strengths are in sales, and I’m creative and an “out of the box” thinker, which is helpful in today’s business world. Together, the three of us now own and manage seven companies that operate in twenty-three States.
About the Author
Born in Guatemala and raised in Los Angeles, Oscar dreamed of becoming a successful business owner. To become a successful entrepreneur seemed unattainable and a far-out dream. Oscar worked his way up the corporate ladder of successful companies gaining several awards along the way. He started several businesses only to witness those businesses fail.
At the age of 43, Oscar suffered multiple health scares, causing him to retire. With newfound time on his hands, he joined childhood friends to start a business venture. His past business failures were a lesson in finding a successful entrepreneurial path. This new venture resulted in a multi-million-dollar conglomerate, which continues to grow every year.
Oscar still lives in Los Angeles with his family and in his spare time he works towards helping the less fortunate through philanthropy and education.
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