Ten reasons why 2019 should be the year you finally start your own business
1. YOU CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY
Many entrepreneurs consider themselves “Type-A” personalities, folks that like to take control and make decisions. In other words, owning a business saves them from having to work for anyone else. When you’re in the driver’s seat, you are making the decisions.
2. YOU CAN FIND YOUR OWN WORK/LIFE BALANCE
One of the most often cited benefits of owning your own business is the flexibility that comes with it. You make my own schedule, allowing yourself to spend time on things that are important to you.
3. YOU CHOOSE THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH
When you work for someone else, you rarely get to choose whom you work with. If you don’t like your co-workers you’d better start sending out your CVs. That’s not the case when you own your own business, since you get to make the decisions about who to hire (and fire).
4. YOU TAKE ON THE RISK – AND REAP THE REWARDS
There’s no question that owning your own business is a risky proposition. But, with risk comes reward. Said another way, the better you are at managing risk, the more rewards you can reap.
5. YOU CAN CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Some people thrive on the routine of their job – performing the same tasks day after day. As an entrepreneur, you can bet that each day will be filled with new opportunities to challenge yourself, be creative and learn something new.
6. YOU CAN FOLLOW YOUR PASSION
Many entrepreneurs say the long hours they invest in growing their business doesn’t feel like work because they’re actually having fun in what they’re doing.
7. YOU CAN GET THINGS DONE – FASTER
Entrepreneurs as a whole seem to have an allergy to red tape. Rather than wait for approval – or for the guidebook to be written about how to do something – small business owners salivate at the chance to get things done. Never underestimate your ability to truly be proactive.
8. YOU CAN CONNECT WITH YOUR CLIENTS
There are few things that get entrepreneurs as excited as when they get to interact with their customers. Rather than hiding behind a series of automated greetings, small business owners thrive on dealing one-on-one with their best clients – or making the decision to get rid of those customers they don’t like.
9. YOU CAN GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY
Many entrepreneurs love the idea that in building their business, they can give back to the community or communities they operate in the form of the products and services they offer, and especially the ability to create jobs, which is particularly important these days.
10. YOU FEEL PRIDE IN BUILDING SOMETHING OF YOUR OWN
One of the biggest differences in owning your own company as opposed to working for someone else is the sense of pride you establish in building something of your own.
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