It’s likely that most of us dream about someday owning our own, self sufficient business. These days, more people than ever are achieving that dream and in many cases they are running their new business right out of their own home. Should you give that business idea you’ve had kicking around in your head for years a try? The answer is a resounding yes!
Small businesses are really the lifeblood of the economy. Not only do they employ more people than the big business giants, they contribute millions and millions of dollars to the economy each and every day. They demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit that most large companies simply cannot match because they are bogged down in policies and procedures that would make anyone’s head spin.
So why should you start your own business?
Well, do you want to work for someone else or do you want to work for yourself? There is no doubt that some people like working for someone else and are content doing so. It is also likely that they are not reading this article either. The fact that you are shows at least some interest in your own business.
Do you want to be stimulated each day you go to work?
So many people are going through the motions, day after day and year after year. Can you keep that up over the course of 30 years? If you can, will that make you happy in the long run? Making your own future can be extremely rewarding and motivating and you will soon find yourself working more at your business than you ever thought you would. It will become part of your life and you will bring it up like a child.
Are you afraid of being downsized?
It seems the term “laid off" is no longer in fashion and it is now called downsizing. Whatever you call it, the last thing you probably want is to be 5 years away from retirement and be out of work. Having your own business gives you the power of saying when you want to call it quits.
Do you have the guts to take that step and start your own business? No doubt you do. Everyone does. The hardest part is the very first step. The steps get easier as you go and before you know it good things will be happening. Even if you don’t have an idea, the key is to just start something and you never know where it will lead. Just take the chance!
Mike Wyman is co-creator of the online dating website for golfers, DateAGolfer.com and PuttingForPar.com, a golf website specializing in personalized ball markers.