Yes, we know that it’s scary to start your own business but these days you might find that you are possibly more secure, and definitely more in control, by launching a business versus looking for a “job.” And while we know that it’s not for everyone, there are some key benefits to owning your own business:
You Are Pretty Much Assured of Working at Something That You Find Interesting.
Of course it is possible that you might start a business that you care nothing about but it certainly isn’t likely. People start a business because they have a specific interest and passion, and want to spend their time and make their livelihood doing something that they truly enjoy and provides them with a sense of accomplishment.
YOU Make the Rules.
Besides taxes and other legally mandated regulations, you make the rules when you have your own business. This, of course, can be a mixed blessing since some individuals need the structure that comes from working for someone else and hence playing by “their” rules, but for most entrepreneurs, the fact that they can call the shots is a big driver in their desire to start a business.
You Can Feel An Amazing Sense of Pride and Accomplishment.
Yes, you did it. YOU had an idea and you executed on it and there are few things that can bring such a sense of pride and accomplishment. Building a business often means taking a risk but with the risk comes the very real rewards: emotional, psychological, and hopefully, financial too!
What do you think? Do these reasons sound like advantages to you? If so, maybe you should start making the plans to “finally” launch that business you’ve been thinking about. It’s not for everyone but if you are entrepreneurially inclined it just might be the best decision you ever make.