If you've thought about becoming an entrepreneur, if you no longer see a bright future in a big organization, if you long for something different or more lucrative, consider becoming an infopreneur, says Brian Palmer, CEO of Amerivest Group.
"The Internet is an entrepreneur's dream," says Brian Palmer, founder and CEO of Michigan's Amerivest Group and its eMerivest e-commerce affiliate.
If you've thought about becoming an entrepreneur, or you're looking at your existing economic world quaking and shaking, if you no longer see a bright future in a big organization, if you're worried about your financial outlook, if you long for something different or more lucrative, consider becoming an infopreneur, says Palmer, who possesses executive-level experience and accomplishments in real estate development, construction management, manufacturing, emerging technologies, venture capital formation and related financing.
The appeals of today's e-commerce environment, according to Palmer and author Wayne Van Dyck, founder and principal of Six Degrees Media in Sausalito, CA, include:
• You get to be your own boss.
• You can work anywhere.
• You don't need much capital. Info businesses can be launched
on a shoestring and throw off capital instead of consuming it.
The only significant capital you'll need is the intellectual capital
you create by learning how to exploit these new technologies.
• You can start in your spare time and at your own pace. You
can start slowly and maintain your nine-to-five gig while you
learn the ropes and develop the confidence and income to
make the big leap to independence.
• You don't need employees. All the specialized talent, skills,
and help you'll require can be hired over the Internet, on a
contract basis. There's no overhead or burn rate to keep you
up at night.
"While the Internet has become pervasive in our lives, from online banking to social networks, there are still tremendous opportunities in e-commerce. It's all about finding a niche and appealing to the wants of specialized interest groups," adds Palmer, who in addition to managing the Amerivest Group of business consultants is also active in philanthropic and civic affairs, both nationally and in Michigan, where he served in the State House of Representatives (36th District) from 2002 to 2008 and chaired its Education Committee for four years.
For more information on becoming an infopreneur and working with eMerivest, please visit: http://emerivest.co/emerivest.co/About_Us.html.