Many people dream of starting their own small business. Many say they are going to do it one day and many never follow that dream and make it a reality. For some, the goal and the reality are so far apart that they can never make it happen.
Being truthful to yourself when you are thinking about starting up a business is a good start. Asking yourself the hard questions is what is needed.
- Are you able to motivate yourself without having a boss to answer to?
- Are you able to put in the hours, at the beginning (and maybe forever) more hours than a regular job?
- Do you want it enough?
- How are you going to come up with the finances to make this happen?
- Have you done your research on your products and services to see if people want them (read here The Number One Reason For Small Business Failure!)
Ask yourself these questions and be honest with yourself, you deserve it. These questions may be harsh and confronting, but if you answer them, you are on your way to fulfilling your dream of starting a small business of your own.
Why go through the hassle?
The truth is that most people will not take the time and then if they take the risk and go into business for themselves. When they encounter anything that is remotely hard, they will run back to the comfort of their job. They will blame everything but themselves.
I am not saying there will not be a real risk and real obstacles in creating your business success, but it is how you handle them that will determine the outcome. As a small business owner you are not ‘special’ or ‘lucky’ you have just done what many can’t. You have preempted you problems (when possible) and have the skills and tools for when something comes up to handle it.
Putting in the planning to create your business, sets you up for success. Don’t let your dream stay dreamlike, let it become a reality with planning, tools and knowledge to move forward.
If you would like to learn more about Starting a Business check out our Starting a Business Guide and Workbook. This guide and workbook have been designed to give you an overview of what it means to start a business and to provide you with reference links so that you can make an informed decision about your new business needs.