What is the reason that you want to start a business; is it to get a paycheck or do you want to create a better life for you and your family?
This is a serious question that you need to take some time and do some real soul searching if you are considering starting you own business.
If you have recently become unemployed you may be contemplating the idea of starting you own business but might be hesitant because of the slow economy and all the news of doom and gloom. You need to remember that business is always looking for new leaders.
You could possibly have a fresh approach and mindset to create new opportunities where others see none.
Crisis and problems always create opportunities! You just have to look for them!
There are a myriad of things to think about if you are serious but one thing that you need to decide is whether you intend to work with your tools and work out of the back of your truck or do you want to be a businessman that has others work with their tools that will enable you to manage. Basically, it boils down to whether you want to create a job or do you want to create a business.
This should be a simple decision but there are a lot of people that would rather work with their tools and let others deal with the red tape, headaches and having to spend most of the time in an office. It all depends on your long term dreams and goals.
There are many workers that make a good living by starting a small business and working out of their truck; there is nothing wrong with that! If you enjoy it; do it!
If you decide to take the high road and want to have a business and you want to have people work for you; I applaud you on that decision! Anybody can become successful but you need to prepare yourself for all the things that comprise having a business. The road to having a successful business is littered with bodies of the unprepared.
You either run your business or it will end up running you!
Learn everything you can about your specialty and surround yourself with the best people you can find to handle those areas where you are weak. Concentrate on your strengths but take the time to learn all phases of your business.
Make the decision to make your dream come true. Set a goal, establish a good business plan and go for it!
The main thing is to find something that you love to do and have fun. Life is too short to do something you dread to do!