However, if you’re still thinking about starting your own business but are yet to take action, here’s my top seven reasons why you should start your own business today…
If you’ve ever had a 9-5 job then you’ll appreciate how little control you really have over what you do. As a business owner you have ultimate control of what you do, why and when, which is very empowering. However, if things don’t go to plan you also have no-one else to blame.
You can and should choose a business which you’re passionate about. If you don’t just chase the money, but instead choose something you really enjoy then your daily routine can feel more like a full time hobby than real work.
Making a Difference
With your own business you can really make a difference and have a powerful influence in a niche which you’re passionate about. You can add real value to peoples lives and do things the way you think thy should be done. You don’t have to compromise on quality, service or value. You can deliver the best.
If you’re in a small specialised niche you can easily become recognised as a thought leader, expert, top supplier or just a top guy/girl in your field. It’s hard to gain much recognition for what you do in a 9-5 job, but as a business owner your influence is far reaching.
If you have a 9-5 job, multiply your highest likely hourly rate by how many hours you can realistically work. That’s as rich as you’ll ever be as an employee. However, as a business owner there is no such equation. There’s no limits to how much money you can earn and how few hours you need to work.
With your newly found control, passion, influence, recognition and financial freedom you can really live the lifestyle you want. Lifestyle can be designed just like anything else but sadly so many people ever attempt to do it. Your desired lifestyle should be designed from day one before you even think about your business.
It’s Easier Than Ever
Even though the economy’s unstable at the moment it’s still easier than ever to start your own business. You can start in your living room, in your spare time and with the money you have in your pocket right now. In this digital/information/Internet age you don’t even need premises to reach an international market. If there’s ever a right time to take the plunge, it’s right now, today.
If you want to do all of the above properly you’ll need to develop your mindset along the way. Otherwise instead of creating a successful business you could end up simply creating yourself another job, working longer hours for less money. Luckily, developing a great business mindset is something I can help you with.
Jason Robert King is a freelance Software Engineer who is a keen blogger, has run a number of online businesses and is also in the property letting business. His interests include researching and teaching the business mindset, his goal being to learn all there is to know about how to be a successful entrepreneur and to pass this information on to others. For more information visit: http://www.BusinessMindsetExpert.com or follow him at http://Twitter.com/JRKtm