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Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?

Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?

Susan Bryant | Monster

Whether starting your own business is something you’ve always dreamed of or it’s one option after an unexpected layoff, there are several points to consider before striking out on your own:

A New Business Is Like a New Baby

If you’re a parent, you know how your baby changed your life in ways you never anticipated. You may have envisioned parenthood one way, only to learn how different reality can be. The same principle applies to your startup. Your new “baby” needs constant attention and will keep you up at night. But with your commitment, time and energy, it will grow and hopefully make you proud.

Entrepreneurial Interests Don’t Equal Success

You may be absolutely passionate about your professional interest, but if the rest of the world yawns at your proposition, your business should probably remain a hobby, not an income source.

Do people want your service or product? Do you have the interest and ability to constantly market it to new consumers? Your passion and skill form the foundation of your startup, and your business skills must carry it to success.


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