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5 Reasons You Should Have Your Own Business

There are literally thousands of business ideas floating around out there. Some are brand new ideas, while others have been successfully implemented by hundred or thousands of people. Many of these ideas are simple, straightforward, and inexpensive to start, while others are a bit more complex. What’s my point? My point is that there is almost no reason for you to not have your own business. Don’t think about the worst aspects of a business like incorporating, hiring help, or any other issues that you normally think about in order “talk yourself out of” having your own venture.
It’s a lot easier than you might think. Start small and simple, using your own sweat labor to execute the idea. Then, success and your entrepreneurial spirit may eventually take over and lead you to heights you may have never imagined. But you will never encounter such success if you never give it a shot. There are tons of benefits to opening your own business, and I recommend that everyone try it at least once. You will never know if it is for you until you experience it for yourself. Still not persuaded? Here are five awesome benefits to starting your own business:

1. Extra Income

If you are to ask nearly any business owner why they started their endeavor, one of the reasons will always be “for the money.” Who doesn’t like some more cash, even if it is supplemental? While profitability is not a guarantee, you can easily start a business with low riskin order to avoid a huge loss. This way, the only thing you would “lose” is your time and effort. Honestly, getting into the black is a pretty easy task, especially with regards to the lower risk business ideas. Who doesn’t love the idea of starting a side business for extra cash in their pocket? 

2. Networking

If you think that owning your own business will be completely on your back, you are seriously mistaken. Growing up, my Dad owned a business. He depended on himself greatly, but was also reliant on customers, distributors, a bookkeeper, and most importantly, his customers. The people you meet and work with throughout your business dealings will eventually become a strong part of not only your business network, but also your personal network. Friendship and business relationships often go hand in hand, and you will be able to learn from and grow with them. Networking is one of the most important aspects of both personal and professional growth, so why not try to open up your own network even more with your own business?

3. Build Your Retirement Savings

Perhaps you simply want to build some extra cash by starting your own business while working another job, and the potential of permanent self-employment is not a goal you seek. If it is just a side income you seek, sink that extra money into your retirement. According to CNN, nearly one quarter of parents use retirement accounts to pay for their kids’ college costs. If this could be you, why not pad this account? Or better yet, split your business earnings between a pre-paid college account and your retirement account. If you have the drive and energy now, put in whatever work you can, so you can enjoy your golden years with fewer worries.

4. To Learn New Skills

The more you work to build your business, the more you will learn how little you actually know. As your business expands, you will learn time management, bookkeeping, new types of problem solving, tax implications, marketing, and a slew of other skills. You will learn plenty about yourself and what you can handle throughout the life of your business. The lessons are invaluable and 100% unique to starting your own business.

3. Potential for Permanent Self-Employment

If you do decide to start small, there is no reason not to have the goal of becoming your own boss. Making the transition from a side business to a full time career is never easy, but can be extremely rewarding. Your business will not explode on its own, but the work put into making your business your career is more than worth it if you can reach that point. There are also many benefits to being self employed. Self-employed tax benefits, setting your own hours, privacy, happiness, and flexibility are just a few of the many perks you will enjoy by making your successful business a career.

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