23 reasons why you must start a business this year
Do you want to start a business or Have you been thinking of starting your own business but still cant seem to figure out why you have not taken that bold step?
maybe you ve got a good business idea but you are still skeptical about taking that leap?
There are a lot of people who are trying to start their business but are still scared or confused about the whole thing, now I want to tell you that its really not something difficult.
The world today is a world of possibilities and endless opportunities, it is also good to mention that we are in the information age so a lot people are building their businesses, creating value and living their dreams, So why shouldn’t you? There is nothing stopping you from building that business you have always dreamt about,if you are still waiting for the right time, av got something to say to you
Now is the right time!!
But if you are still doubting yourself I will give 23 unbeatable reasons why you should start your own business Now!! Here they are:
1. It can give you financial independence
Starting your own business can give you the financial independence you have always wanted, once you start your own business and you put in the required effort, time, necessary planning and the right resources you can be on your road to great wealth in just a short period of time depending on your industry and you.
Businessinsider reported that Bill gates making $33.3 million per day; $1.38 million per hour; or $23,148 per minute. Now isn’t that incredible.
Mark Zuckerberg,The Facebook founder made $10.5 billion this year or $30.4 million per day; $1.27 million per hour; $21,135 per minute.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote is reported to be worth $14.4 Billionaire . Can you imagine how rich they are, You thinking they are big men already? Well they started small and built it up to that stage
Jason njoku of iroko tv is reported to be worth $30m
If you do it right, you will making a hell lot of money that you will be able to live the life of your dreams,travel to anywhere you want,buy houses and cars, you name it.
2. You will become your own boss
One lovely thing about starting your own business is that you get to be your own boss, you control your affairs and call the shots which means you have nobody bossing or pushing you around, controlling you like his or her property and this is just amazing.
I mean I cant over- emphasize this point, I can say it with all authority that 90% of employees dont like their bosses and that is a fact, so if you start your own business you have you the freedom to do things your way and implement your own plan without having to fear or compromise your own ideas.
3. Learn something new
Starting your own business will give you the opportunity to learn new skills and increase your wealth of knowledge. You will be able to do things that you never thought you could, for instance you will be involved in marketing, sales, human resources and relations and a host of other new skills which adds value to you in every way.
4. It can give you multiple streams of income
The ultimate aim of every business is to get to a stage where it will be earning good money on auto pilot for the owner, once your business gets to this stage you can invest in other avenues and earn multiple streams of income for yourself
5. Create jobs for people
If you decided to start your own business you will touch a lot of lives in ways you didnâ€™t even imagine and one of those many ways is creating jobs for people. There are a lot of people out there without jobs and if you decide to start your business you will not only be contributing to the economy in a major way you will also be impacting their lives and giving them hope.
6. Job security
This cannot be over emphasized, if you work for yourself, you wont have to worry about job security or wonder if you will get sacked due to a mistake or wrong move you made or a number of other things like falling demand, rising cost e.t.c. you control your job security and this will increase the enthusiasm and motivation you put in your work.
7. You can work from home
I know you secretly wish that you don’t t have to wake up early to go to work everyday,wishing you can just do everything you have to do at home. I mean who dosent want to work from home and still make all his money while doing it? Its everybody’s s dream right. Well if you start your own business, you can decide if you want to be working from home or not depending on the type of business you want to go into.
Even if you have your office outside your home, you may still decide to co-ordinate things from home without being physically present at the office.
8. Live the life of your dreams
I don’t t know if you have noticed but you will agree with me that most businessmen who have been able to build their business to a big level all live the millionaire or billionaire lifestyle, enjoying themselves when they feel like it,throwing parties, cruising yatch and private jets.
Who doesn’t want all that, If you can start and build your business to that level, you can also live that lifestyle.
9. Contribute to society
Starting a business gives you amongst other things the ability to contribute to your community and the society in a unique way. It allows you add value to people,give them hope,change the way they think and even change the world. For example you can decide to create a foundation to help people in the name of your business or you could decide to create a schorlaship scheme for the people of the community or maybe help in donating some social amenities.
Even your product can revolutionize the way people view the world( for instance facebook changed the way pople connect and made it better). You can also do the same with your business.
10. Work flexible hours
As the CEO of your business, your job is to co-ordinate things and ensure everything and every section is working as it should. Now the good thing about being the CEO is that you can set the hours you work which means you are in complete control of your working hours. You will have no boss breathing down on your neck or giving you deadlines.
11. Connect with successful people
Starting your own business will open you up to another brand new world of people, you get to meet a lot of successful businessmen and leaders in and outside your field. You will be astonished at how many doors your business will open for you.
You will be able to build relationships with experts and excellent entrepreneurs and you know the saying
the more successful people you meet and move with, the more you become successful.
12. You get to do something you are really interested in
It goes without saying that starting your business allows you to try something new and something that interest you, not your boring job. Once you take that leap you are no more one of those employees who hate their jobs because its uninteresting and boring but quit cos its their only means of livelihood.
13. Build wealth for your future generations
A lot businesses existing in the world were built by their founders in the 16th and 17th centuries and transferred to down to their younger genarations, maintaining their wealth and passing it down to their children and grand children. For instance according to Wikipedia
John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan and some other people founded the company now called jp morgan and chase which has been passed down to different generations and the company today is reported to be worth $9.5 billion by FORBES.
Starting your own business can be a means for you to secure the future of your generations to come just like JP did.
14. Become a leader in your field
Starting your business automatically makes you a leader in your industry and as you continue to grow you will eventually become an expert.
15. It will make you a better person
Managing your business can make you a better person in life. You will faced with a whole new level of challenges and situations, you will have to handle things in the most careful,courageous and decisive manner. You will be dealing with a lot of people(workers and customers alike). So all this experience will automatically make you a better person in life,
A better brother,a better husband or lover,a better father and the list goes on and on.
16. Lay a legacy
Your business and what you are doing out there will define what people will know you for all over the world. Building your business will allow you to have a lasting legacy for yourself and your generations to come. It will allow your story to be told across the world even when you are finally gone. Your legacy still endures for centuries to come.
17. You will become a source of inspiration to others
Can you name a successful businessperson who is not a source of inspiration to at least a group of people today? Though it depends on varying interest
Once you can drive your business to success, people will look up to you, you will inspire people all over the world. Your success story will be told and people will be driven by your success. If you are very successful it may even get to a stage where some people will study you very closely to learn from you.
18. Express your creativity
One of the problems most employees face is that they are not able to use their ideas or express their creativity freely because they must always conform to the standards and rules set by their boss and this is a major obstacle to innovation, but as a business owner you are not hamstringed by rules set by a superior. You can always express your creativity in the way you see fit without worrying about boss troubles.
19. Become a mentor
I think it goes without saying that once you become a successful businessman or woman, you inspire people and many people will come to you for mentorship and in no time you may be mentoring a lot of people.
20.You get fulfillment
Doing what really interest you everyday and getting paid for it makes one fulfilled as an individual. Building your business gives you the ability to even retire whenever you are satisfied. So I think its safe to say that fulfillment can be a by-product of building a successful business.
21. Groundbreaking achievements
As a businessman you will be able to set new records, achieve a lot of things and even make history through innovation. So as a businessman, there is really no limit to your success. You define how successful you will become.
22. Earn recognition and Put yourself on the global map
Depending on the level you build your business to, the more successful it becomes, the more you earn recognition internationally, suffice to say your business can put you on the world map or stage where everybody knows you.
23. Now is the best time + there is nothing stopping you
If you have been waiting for the right time, you need to know that there will never be a right time. the right time for you to start your business is now. Don’t procrastinate anymore, take that leap and you too can be a successful business person in no time.
And you must know that there is really nothing stopping you from starting, you are only limited by your own imaginations. So please stop limiting yourself and start today.
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