Do you have what it takes
to open your own business?
Opening your own business is the dream of so many people, but the real question, the HARD question is – are you READY to open our own business? Take our simple YES or NO quiz to see if YOU have what it takes.
Some more thoughts about opening your own business:
Owning a business is a daily learning experience. There are many skill sets you will learn and improve over time, such as time management, social communications and hopefully, the ability to learn to accept failure with grace. As you grow your business you may find stores of perseverance and courage you never thought you had.
I have seen people who seemed timid and reticent at the time they opened their businesses, who, as their businesses developed became confident, articulate professionals. But I also believe these people had the quiet passion and perseverance needed to take the bold step of opening their businesses in the first place.
As your business grows you should also find what is really important to you, what you really want to do, what are your strengths and weaknesses and how to 'bundle' this package into a thriving business.
The reasons you want to open a business do not necessarily impact on your future success, I have seen people who are looking for some ‘extra pocket money’ be as successful as someone who desperately needed a steady income. I have seen people who took a hobby and turn it into a business as well as people who took a passion and turned it into one. It's what you do with what you have that counts.
I don’t believe you need to have all the answers before you open your business, but I do believe you need to understand that the road ahead is bumpy and treacherous, but it can be a hell of a ride!
If you are considering opening a business or are just beginning the journey, please contact me to help mentor your journey to success.