Everything doesn’t have to be perfect for you to start a business. Or more specifically YOU don’t have to be perfect to start a business. Being in business usually means being, or it at least feels like you are being, more public than having a job.
And the scrutiny that people imagine comes with that stops people from even starting in the first place. So I’m here to tell you – you don’t have to be perfect to do this, in fact often it helps significantly if you’re not.
When you’re in the startup phase of business it can feel like it’s overwhelming. There’s so much you need to do.
It’s incredibly easy to get distracted and not stay on the path that leads to actually getting your business started. Not what you want!
Although there are thousands of businesses that you could start, once you decide on your idea and commit to building the business there are some classic traps that a lot of people fall into.
Here’s what they are and what to do instead.
It’s an interesting question. You don’t want to start at the wrong time and mess it up. You want to make sure you’re ready for this huge new stage in life.
So you should have all your ducks in a row before you start right? Yes and no.
So when should you start?
As long as you are not planning on selling something very seasonal, here are my recommendations on when to start your business.
Are you at a stage in your life where you wonder “is this as good as it gets?” You have a good job, you’re certainly not loving it but it does pay the bills…
Other people seem to think you have it good. You have friends, an active social life, maybe a partner. You’ve seen some of the world. You’ve done the things you thought you wanted to do since you entered the workforce but somehow something’s not quite right…
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Can’t think of a business idea?
Do you have lots of different interests leading to various business ideas and just can’t make a decision on which is the best idea for you?
It’s great to have multiple interests, but in the ‘follow your passion’ school of business that can make it really hard to choose a business idea because:
It’s not all about passion.
Sometimes you can combine all your passions into one business model, but it can also happen that they don’t fit in a way that makes sense as a money-making venture.
If you love several ideas and think they are all potentially marketable, it’s going to be hard to pick.