Is Starting a Business For You? Find Out in 3 Easy Steps!

Have You Ever Wanted To Do Something Different?

Maybe you are tired of your nine to five job or maybe you want to make more money, or perhaps you just need to make a change in your life. Starting a business can be the perfect solution to all of these things. Anyone can start a business if they are prepared to do so. These are the three steps you need to consider before beginning a new business venture:

  1. Try Out Being “Fun-Employed”
  • “Fun-employed” people are not making the best of being laid off. They hold several oddball jobs doing what they love.
  • Ask yourself what you are passionate about. If you have a “real” job then explore your passion on a part-time basis.
  • Try a few things out before you go all in.

Remember those Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books we had as kids? That is what being “fun-employed” is about.

  1. Ask Yourself If You Are REALLY Ready.

The first thing people think of when embarking on a new adventure is money. You should have at least 6-9 months’ worth of expenses saved up before you go jump into uncharted waters.

  • Have you done your research on your new profession? Identify who your competitors are and what is different about you.
  • Do you have a business plan? You can’t venture out without a map.
  • Make sure you have a killer resume with reputable references.
  • Most importantly, what is your safety net? If you fail, do you have a plan B?

These are the questions you must ask yourself in order to assess how ready you are to start your own business. You wouldn’t go on a camping trip without preparing the necessary survival supplies, and you shouldn’t embark on a new entrepreneurial adventure without making the necessary preparations.

  1. You Are Going to Suck At First, Accept it
  • Have low expectations, because you can always exceed them.
  • Delegating is crucial but you also have to do some of the dirty work. It is your business and it’s up to you to make it happen.

You know that saying, “If you are the smartest one in the room, you are in the wrong room”? Well it is absolutely true. You know a good deal, but you can always learn more and the only way to do that is to surround yourself with people who are smarter and more experienced than you.

As Dr. Seuss said, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose”.