Being your own boss

If you have your own business, the only person you have to answer to is yourself. Being your own boss gives you the freedom to do things your way and implement your own plans. Of course, you live or die by your decisions, but that’s what’s good about it, isn’t it?

Doing what you love or at least have a keen interest in

The good thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can choose what kind of firm you start up, and where. So, provided that you’ve done your research properly and there is a gap in the market, you can turn a hobby or interest into a profitable enterprise.

Playing by your own rules

Start your own firm and you get to set and meet your own deadlines. Of course, you won’t be able to just lie in bed until 2pm you will need self discipline. But meeting your own targets can be a huge motivation to work hard and drive the business forward.

The freedom to express yourself

If you have considered going it alone, you will have thought out how you would do things your way. You will have the freedom to express yourself and develop your concept in any way you choose. Of course, there may be financial constraints, but you will have the opportunity to be as creative as you like.

 Plenty of support available

The news is full of stories about the amount of red tape and taxes that small firms have to face on a daily basis. However, over the past few years, several measures have been introduced that should make it easier to go it alone.

Make a fortune or at least enough to live

There are countless stories of entrepreneurs hitting on a great idea, exploiting it successfully and being well on their way to their first million by the end of the year. Although the startup process can be tough, with long hours and little money not uncommon, if you run your business well, the rewards can be huge. And, from a purely selfish point of view, you will get most of the profits yourself.

Doing a variety of things

Dealing with spreadsheets one minute, suppliers the next and then having a look around your new office an entrepreneur’s work is not just busy, it is also extremely varied. If you want a career where every day is different, going it alone could be for you.

Have a second career

Of course, if you don’t want to give up a regular income, you can always get the best of both worlds and remain as an employee while running your own firm. Although juggling the two can be tricky, having a successful sideline should be a profitable option. Do something that you are interested in and go for it.

Cutting commuting by setting up close to home

Although most small firms operate from offices, many entrepreneurs find that operating from home helps keep costs down in the early stages. As well as having familiar, comfortable surroundings to work in, you don’t have to endure the daily tangle with public transport or clogged up roads.

Realizing your big dream

You may feel that starting up a small firm won’t lead to anything more than having your own desk and taking on a few extra staff. However, it’s possible to make it really big. What are you waiting for?

 

BY BIZEDUCATOR

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