Have you got the bug to startup a business now? Gotta get outa your job and be your own boss? Run your own show and call the shots?
Maybe it’s time you got started on your way and put your dream into motion and live it. First you need to be patient 5 minutes longer and let me share a quick story that starts out like this…
I was a young buck with entrepreneurial blood runnin’ through my veins and I desired to be in business for myself but wasn’t sure what kind of business I would start. So the GM of the business where I was working at decided to go out on a limb and start his own enterprise and asked me to come with him.
And with that we started our very own advertising and marketing agency. And boy was this a leap of faith, because neither of us had any money, never had been involved in an agency and had to bring in my uncle as a partner and co-signer on a loan. Well we got up and running but my uncle wanted to run things, and he even came into work on the books during the first week, when we opened the doors!
Aaaaaaahhhhhh! It was like – what did we do? And how do we change this?
Look – I’m not gonna tell ya all the details in this post (more about this startup story later), but I will share this…
No matter what business you choose, there will be struggles, failures, frustrations along with triumphs and victories. But just because you startup a business doesn’t mean you’ll actually make it.
It takes persverance. It takes work. It takes time.
Because success is a journey and as long as you are moving forward or as John Maxwell puts it – “Failing Forward” – you can make it.
Back to our topic – “Startup a Business Now” and the phsycological factors that you need to address if you haven’t already done so:
You need to have the ‘mindset’ going into the startup or you’ll quit, retreat, get frustrated and second guess or maybe take the wrong path.
How do I know this? Because I’ve been around startups since I was a little kid and personally I’ve been involved in more than six startups plus worked with other entrepreneurs
So, what are you waitin’ for? The right time? The right business? For some sign? For everything to line up just right!?
Well I’m here to to tell ya this… Da bizness is not going to come knockin on ya door
and pick you up off tha sofa or out of the lazee boy chair and drop a business in your lap
like a ready made microwave meal. (a little of my New Yawk upbringing it coming out in this post –
You need to do some work…
But I believe it is ‘desire’ – yes, a true desire that will get you to start a business of your own. You may be negatively motivated, which is great. Maybe you have to get out of your job or switch careers.
Whatever it is that is motivating you to start up a business and become a member of the small business community, remember this, to start a business is one thing. To keep it going and have it succeed, let alone make a profit, is entirely a different story.
So dig deep and determine why you really desire to start your own business and then check out this Small Business Startup resource.
To your small business success,