Don’t be scared to be an Entrepreneur

Running a business is not easy and it takes a lot of time, dedication and energy, but so do a lot of jobs. Do your research and homework and determine if it is truly something that you are able and willing to invest in. Times are changing and so much business and our minds. Consider taking the plunge and live the dream.

  1. Most industries and businesses are changing.  Now is a great time to find opportunities in the chaos and destruction of changing industries. Provide a product or service that will enable you to earn a living despite while others struggle.
  2. To pursue your passion.  Part of the goal in starting your own business is to actually make a living doing what you love.
  3. You will be your own boss (kind of).  You may not see eye to eye with your boss, but you can’t fire him or her. As an entrepreneur you will work for your clients, but you have the ability to replace and fire difficult clients. Owning your own business will enable you to experience being in control of your own workday.
  4. There is no ceiling on your professional potential.  When you own your own business, your creativity and skill growth can evolve and be used as you need them to for the success of your company.
  5. There is no cap on your earning potential.  You will be able to make changes and innovate as the market demands.  You will not have to ask for the approval of your “boss” in order to make the changes needed to ensure sales.
  6. You are the captain of the ship.  All of the responsibility falls upon your shoulders, but with that you have the freedom to steer your small business in whichever direction you see fit. You can even start your business part-time.
  7. You enjoy having multiple roles in business.  If you excel at multitasking, then being an entrepreneur is definitely a way to use those skills for the benefit of your own business.
  8. You have the opportunity to do meaningful work.  As your own boss, you will have a chance to do work that means something to you, and perhaps to those who benefit from your goods or services.
  9. You see a business opportunity.  Owning your own business allows you to stop wishing for a product or service to better suit your needs, and start providing one for you and others.
  10. Security. Business is changing. Fast. No business has the same security level as it did before the economic downturn.  Don’t let the usual fear of lack of security hold you back as it may have done in more economically secure times.
  11. You can start part-time. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs juggled multiple positions and opportunities before they took the plunge.
  12. You may want to prove to yourself that you could do it.  Being a small business owner is not an easy task, but succeeding at it may help you do what you always hoped you could.
  13. It is the only way to achieve your dream.  If you have certain aspirations in life, sometimes the only way to reach them is to be an entrepreneur.
  14. You were laid off from your job.  From your job you might have skills and an expertise that you can leverage into a business venture. If you don’t have a job, but still have a mortgage, student loans or credit card bills, you will have to start a business.
  15. You are a risk taker.  There is a certain amount of risk in owning a business, but if you can handle taking risks and the pressure it takes to run a business than you should take the leap.

Anthony Ansong

Ceo - Ansong Holdings LLC Co-Founder & Editor Light Magazine Africa Author of Children Book Entrepreneur

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