It is usually easy to find people who will tell you why you shouldn’t start a business. They will say that it is too risky, too costly, too time consuming, etc. In some situations they are right, but if you have the drive and ambition to start your own business it can be done. Here are seven good reasons to start a business this year.
Be Your Own Boss
This is a major driver for many people – they want to set the rules and the direction for their business, and reap the rewards of success. Of course you have to accept the negatives when things don’t go according to plan, but being your own boss is hugely rewarding.
Make A Difference
When you run your own business you will have greater opportunity to make a difference. This particularly applies if you are starting a social enterprise, but it also applies in all other forms of business. By running your own business you can create jobs in your local community, and support the causes and organisations that are important to you.
Spend More Time With Your Family
If you are in the early stages of a new business you will think this one should not be on the list. It is right that you will have to work hard to get your business up and running, but your goal should be to get the business to a position that you have more free time to spend on the things that are important to you.
At the very least you can cut down on your commute as you can decide where to locate your business.
Do What You Are Interested In
Are you bored with what you are currently doing? For many people this is a major driver for them starting a new business – they want to do things that they are interested in. When you are doing something every day that you are passionate about it is much easier to maintain your energy levels and make it a success.
Create A Legacy
If you have children you might think that starting a business will benefit them. You can pass your business onto your children, or sell the business at some stage in the future and use the money to help your children get a start in life.
The early days of running a business can be tough, and you often have to work for very little pay, but when you get it right it can be profitable. Most of the time you can earn more money running a successful business than you would if you work for someone else.
Making money should not be your only motivation though. In fact, it probably shouldn’t even be your main motivation, but being able to live the life that you want to live can help you achieve your goals.
Control Your Own Destiny
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners believe this is the most important – being able to control their own destiny. It doesn’t always work out, but at least they are doing it their way, and when success comes it is even sweeter.
Starting a business is tough, many new businesses fail, and not everyone has what it takes to run a successful business. But if you have the drive and determination, and the points on this list sound familiar to you, it possible