So you want to go into business.
Many of us have dreamed about going into business for ourselves. Utilizing our talents, the skills we have honed over the years and the knowledge that we have accumulated. Unfortunately, very few of us will do something about it, only 5%. We are going to explore self-employment to determine if it is right for you.
The reasons people go into their own business vary. Most of us have the desire to be our own boss. We want to get compensated for our efforts instead of getting a stipend while making money for someone else. We are interested controlling our own destiny. We want to grow and develop a business so that we can create wealth and build equity, live the life we want to live and perhaps even leave the business to our children. Whatever the reason, we all seem to have that urge to be our own boss.
So why do only 5% go into business for themselves? Fear is the main factor. They create many reasons (fear) why they shouldn’t go into business but in fact these are reasons they should go into business for themselves.
How often have you heard; there is so much competition in the business I want to start. Well, the good news is that it means there is a lot of interest in that industry and that no one has carved out the market as theirs. When the competition advertises that creates interest in the industry for everyone and will help create awareness for your business. Another reason that there are a lot of competitors is that no one has solved the customer’s needs to the customer’s satisfaction. This allows you to create an opportunity to better fit the customer’s needs, whether it be personalized service or your ability to move quickly to meet their needs without going through a series of steps.
Or you have heard that going into a business is risky. There is always risk in everything you do but you need to remember that if you have a good plan, solid financial resources, have professional and personal support, you are open to ideas, have the willingness to learn, are flexible in your efforts, if you have focus and the desire, drive and discipline to work the business you can be successful.