Taking The Safe Route By Joining A Merger Dave Essay

730 Words Nov 20th, 2015 3 Pages
After being let go from his employment after a merger Dave is faced with a choice of starting his own appraisal business or joining another corporation to work for. If Dave was to start his own business he would have the freedom that entrepreneur’s posse. These freedoms including choosing your own jobs that you want to work, finding other streams of income, and choosing how many hours you want to work. However, with these freedoms come risks. By starting his own appraisal company, Dave takes on the risk of not having a fixed income, having to pay for his own health insurance and FICA, and knowing that his future is full of uncertainty. Starting his own business has a lot more upside and potential but it is the risky choice that only a bold person will be capable of making. On the other hand, Dave has the option of taking the safe route by joining another bank company as an appraiser which is a job he has been doing for over thirty years. Taking the job with the corporation is the safe route and has a range of benefits from vacation time, future stock options, a retirement plan, and about a guaranteed salary of around $60,000 a year. Before a choice can made in this scenario there needs to be an understanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneur and if one can handle that job. Not anyone can be an entrepreneur and it takes a very mentally strong person to pull it off. Successful entrepreneurs have to be fearless when to come to uncertainty and have an immense…

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