Not Fulfilled? Create Your Own Business

Michael Harrison

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Why Create Your Own Business?

The attractiveness of creating an independent business and the motivating forces for doing so should be positive, but why you may ask is it so attractive to start your own business?

Not to dwell on myself, I must in fairness must give you an indication of where “I am coming from" and why I feel so keenly about helping people who are looking at the prospects for going into business on their own account.

I trained as an engineer and worked initially in Research & Development. Gradually realising that there was a lot more to business I acquired additional skills through reading and courses so that by working through line management in Customer Services, Sales and Commercial Departments worked up the Corporate Ladder.

Ultimately as a Company Chairman/CEO I led a Management Buy Out and left a number of companies in a far better condition than I found them. Learned a lot on the way. At this stage I realised that life could be better if I went into business on my own account using my skills and experience.

1990 saw the founding of my own Business Consultancy Practice, helping individuals and business owners to achieve their goals. My life got better. More job satisfaction through meeting and helping others of a like mind, more money and more control over my life and time.

Many others from a corporate background have also proved that the opportunities for ambitious individuals to independently succeed are now better than ever. The statistics also confirm it. External conditions have changed so dramatically in the last 20 years that a new entrepreneurial age has dawned. Now is surely the time to work in your own business!

Why a new entrepreneurial age? Corporate Institutions have to go Global to compete and survive in the ‘Global Economy’ There has been and continues to be massive change affecting us all. Have you heard the phrase “the only constant is change"?

At the same time while the development of computers and the internet have been helping to fuel globalisation, the computer and the internet have also been creating opportunities for individuals worldwide to succeed in their own businesses.

Let your imagination work for you. You can now found your own business from your desktop computer that will have Global Reach. When I founded my consultant practice by and large I was restricted geographically. That no longer is the case because principles and practices used in consulting can be communicated world-wide. Just like this article.

If you are enthusiastic about the prospects for working in your own business you will inevitably start to explore all avenues and realise that the possibilities are limitless. This I is why I am so keen on helping others by passing on some of my relevant experiences learned in my own business life.

Your use the of internet and the www for seeking information already marks you out as being in the vanguard of the new entrepreneurial age because simply you realise what may be possible from using your computer, the internet and www in your own business.

It is a simple but often unrecognised fact that because we have certain knowledge we assume that others possess the same knowledge. As a result we tend to underestimate the value of our experiences and knowledge. Making such an assumption is a mistake because most of us have some unique experience or interest that is exclusive to us as individuals.

These skills and experience can come from craft, trade, hobby, vocation, profession or some special interest. What could be better to help start you in your own business. Do not dismiss any of your accumulated knowledge.

More on this in later articles but for the present turn it round and see that it creates a business opportunity – for you.

We live in dramatic and exciting times let’s make the most of them in our respective business and personal lives.


Be sure to enjoy what you do in your business life. Liking to do something is the first step to doing it well. If you do it well your name will be recommended and your business will grow.

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Michael Harrison is an author, publisher and business consultant specialising in helping business owners and individuals to realise and release the full potential of their situation. He has helped many people to improve their business situations and advised and supported individuals to embark on new directions in their careers.


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