Should I Start My Own Business? What To Think About Before Going Solo
So you want to be an entrepreneur superstar, have 5 cars and live large? You’re feeling like your day-to-day job isn’t cutting it for you anymore and are tired of the same old thing. How can you cure the bored-with-your-work blues? Well if you have the stones to do so, you can take the road less traveled by starting up your own business. But you must see if you are cut out for the career switch or not.
A Little Bit of Discipline Goes A Long Way
Do you have what it takes to discipline yourself, stay on track and attend to all the business needs that a new company deals with? With the minimal amount of help, probably you and your partner, if you have one, will basically have to do everything by yourself. If something goes wrong with your website, email list, or other component of your business, roll up your sleeves because you’re probably going to be the one fixing the problem. At the beginning, no one else is working for your company… but you; that’s who. So you’ll have to be the one to call all the shots and make everything happen. Can you do that captain?
But first, before you go solo, you have to have a reason why you want to start this new journey. This new life is full of high risks, such as losing a ton of money. So why do you still want to trek down this route anyway? For some, working solo is a relief. But going solo for the sake of leaving a job that you despise is probably not a good reason. Many will see that it takes a lot of time and energy when working alone.
Don’t Worry About Work Benefits Yet, Worry About Capital
Hopefully you’ll have enough money to take care of yourself when times get rough. These are the times when money is not flowing and sacrifices need to be made to make sure you do not go under. It takes a strong willed person to know where to cut expenses and how to save their money for their business.
Even benefits that your fellow friends are enjoying: paid vacations, a good paycheck and health insurance will have to be put on the back burner until success starts rolling in. Give it a few years and maybe you can have one or two paid vacations.
Mainly you’ll have to have a drive to pursue what you’re passionate about. Finding a way to flip your passion into money is a dream for many. As you make your money by satisfying your customers enjoy the spoils of success… and health insurance.