AFRICANGLOBE – As scary and intimidating as it can be to start your own business, there are many benefits and good reasons to start one. Here are the top 10 reasons to start your own business.
1. Be your own boss
Don’t like it when people tell you what to do? Do you like having control and making your own rules? Owning your business can let you do that. You make the rules of your business and run it how you want to. You don’t need permission to implement ideas, you can just do it!
2. You get to do what you’re interested in
It’s not fun when you’re doing something you do not genuinely enjoy. You could have fun while working if you are doing something you are interested in. This is your career, if you’re going to work everyday, you should do something you are passionate about.
3. You are creating jobs for others
Owning your own business can be helpful to others, especially in this economy. You have the ability to create jobs for those in need of one. Whether they have been laid off, just graduated, or just unemployed because of the economy. This is also a good opportunity to be able to choose who you work with. You can surround yourself with people who care about you and your success. It’s all about being around positive people who will support you no matter what.
4. A legacy to pass on to your children
Building your own brand can mean passing something onto your children, then their children, so and so forth. This is great way to teach young adolescents about hard work and how it pays off. Your children can be motivated to do great things and follow your foot steps with being creative, taking charge, and living their dream.
5. Set your own schedule
You can be flexible with your own hours. Starting your own business allows you to work when it’s best for you. If a set 9-5 schedule doesn’t work you, then change it. Make your own hours that can better the way you run your business.
6. Your dreams become reality
It’s such a great feeling to accomplish something you have been working so hard for. There is this pride and joy of building something on your own.
7. Work from anywhere
You don’t have to be stuck in an office, cubicle, or your home. You’re free to run your business anywhere you’d like, whether it’s from a nearby coffee shop, a bar, or a doctor’s office. With wireless internet being available in most places, it gives you the chance to get out of your hole and get inspired by everyday life.
Owning your own business forces you to become creative. You always have to be on top of your game and make sure things are working they way they should be. You have to play different positions within your company to see it from other points of view.
9. No commute (if you start out in the garage or basement)
With gas prices rising, owning your own business can save you money in that aspect. You won’t be stuck in traffic anymore or have to make a long commute to your office.
10. Inspire others to go after their dreams
Starting your own business can be a great way to inspire people. People always need inspiration, and seeing you living your dream can be a boost of inspiration for those around you.
By: Manpreet Singh