Have you ever thought of starting your own business? If your answer in no, you’re probably in the minority. Most people dream of being their own boss at one time or another, but few follow through with that dream. So why do those dreams go unfulfilled? Here are some of the most common reasons that stop people from going forward, and why you shouldn’t let them.
Most people the they “don’t have enough time” to start a business. You may not think you have enough time but you can start small. You may have a dream of owning a large manufacturing plant or chain of cigar stores but you don’t have to start there. Keep your day job and just set aside an hour or two each day to sharpen your skills and plan strategy. Think about it, if you invest a couple of hours a day, that’s 10 hours a week! You can do a lot in 10 hours. There is no better way to know your business from top to bottom than by starting small. The key is to start.
So maybe you “don’t have an idea”, that’s a big reason that people don’t start their own business. Not having an idea is a logical reason for not starting a business but if your aim is to start a business, it shouldn’t stop you. Invent the widget, or look around for one that you can improve on. The point is if you want your own business bad enough, the idea will come to you.
So, you have an idea but you “don’t know if you have the skills to run a business”. There are a lot of people who start a small business without a business degree so don’t let that stop you. In addition to the local library, now we have the internet to go to for information. Nobody’s perfect and you will know doubt make mistakes along the way, but that’s what it takes to get those skills you need. The main thing is to get started.