Starting your own business is becoming a pretty popular notions this generation is filled with some of the most entrepreneurial minds in the world. Having a successful business, however, is not nearly as popular as just wanting to start one is. I’ve had many friends and family members who talk about starting a business and they share it with the world and then…. nothing. I never see the business off the ground and it never goes anywhere other than the conversation.
So, why don’t most businesses make it? Here’s the thing: there are some things out there that these “Start your business” preachers aren’t telling you. They make starting a business sound so good. They say things like “working for yourself is the best way to go”, “gain financial freedom”, and “work from anywhere you want and whenever you want” (that’s the one that got me. But there’s a lot more to it than what is popularly spread around. So let’s investigate into some things you need to know before starting your own business.
The truth is, starting a business is not for everybody. It sounds nice and dandy to most people to have something that’s your own and to work for yourself, but the truth is that it takes a lot more than you think. It won’t happen right away. What really matters is that you’re doing something that you love. If you MUST start a business, you need to be sure that your role in this business is something that you yourself would love doing.
What’s something that you feel people should know before starting a business? Share your own knowledge with us! Do any of these things change your outlook on how starting a business will REALLY look? Comment below!
A blog written by Rikki Parker, our Writer and Communications Executive.