2018 is your year.
It’s New Year’s resolution time again, and although you might be thinking that 2018 is the year when you will finally lose that weight, get organized or spend less time staring at your phone – we all know that our resolutions have a way of dissolving before February rolls around.
If you really want to change your life, here’s a different approach. Buy your own business.
Business ownership can be tough, but so is dragging yourself out of bed everyday to go to a job you hate. Entrepreneurship, despite all of the challenges, is very rewarding. All of your effort benefits you directly. You get to do something you actually want to do for a living. You can, more or less, make your own schedule. Your destiny is in your own hands.
If it’s so great, why doesn’t everyone own their own business? Many people are deterred from the entrepreneurial path by some pretty powerful and pretty false misconceptions.
Misconception #1: You need to be a multi-millionaire to own a business.
Small businesses come in all shapes and sizes, so while there are businesses that only a multi-millionaire could afford, there are also lots of small businesses on the other end of the spectrum that won’t cost you more than you have while having real potential for growth with the right leadership.
Misconception #2: Business owners never get a day off.
Ok, so this one isn’t completely untrue, but while as a business owner you are always technically on the clock – it’s your clock. Need to go take care of a relative for three weeks? Need a day off to chaperone your kid’s field trip? You can. Smart small business owners put the right people in place so their presence isn’t necessary 100% of the time. They also utilize the digital world so they can work remotely whenever necessary.
Misconception #3: You need to be a business ownership expert.
We hear this one a lot. “I don’t know anything about owning a business.” Sure you do. How many times have you muttered under your breath because your boss was making a terrible decision? How often do you look at the way a company is run and say to yourself “if I was in charge…”. The only difference between someone who works in a particular industry and a person who owns a business in that industry is one took the entrepreneurial leap. You can too.
There was a time when small businesses were the only kind of businesses. Every major corporation started small. The entrepreneurial plunge shouldn’t be feared – it should be embraced. Make 2018 the year you changed your life. Buy a business!
Have you always wanted to buy a business but you don’t know where to start? Would you like to know how the business buying process works? Ask us! Please leave any comments or questions and we would be happy to help.
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