Recently a survey found that a whopping 92 percent of small business owners are happy with their lives. Of those, 76 percent attribute their happiness somewhat or entirely to being an entrepreneur. And a majority of those business owners said they would recommend that others start their own company, also. That’s a significant shift from the last few years. The recovering economy might have something to do with it.
If you’re considering starting your own business, you might have some doubts and fears about becoming an entrepreneur. How can you figure out whether you’re likely to love it, or want to go back to the security of being an employee? Here are some signs to look for to tell if you really want to be your own boss.
You can see the whole scope of your vision. You may love building houses, but running a contracting company is a lot more than building, it requires sales, accounting and operations skills, too. You’ll need to identify all the moving parts of your business and, if you can’t handle them all, hire or partner with people who can. Ideally, by doing so you’ll be able to keep doing more of what you love and less of what you don’t.
If your feelings for starting a business are lukewarm, don’t quit your day job. You’ll need a true passion for your work to sustain you through the long days and nights of starting and building your business. That doesn’t mean you’ve got to have a groundbreaking idea, you can be passionate about being a roofer, too.
It takes a lot of energy to get through the work required to be a small business owner. You should get energized every time you think of growing your business because much of what you’ll need to do will demand that energy. But, if it’s for you, you’ll love it!