Starting a business like most things in life is time dependent, meaning the earlier the better. A business is just like a baby who after being born requires time to grow and if nurtured well can grow really big.
The global companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft, Facebook, Dangote, Zenith bank, GT bank and others started as small organizations; but have metamorphosed into large and powerful corporations, employing thousands of people and affecting so many lives.
Most people who desire to be entrepreneurs want to have all the required funding; or everything in place before launching out. However, this strategy hardly works as they end up spending all their lives procrastinating or starting out too late. Real life stories abound of people who waited till after retirement to begin their businesses and eventually lost all their retirement funds while learning on the job. Business skills like networking, financial management, sales, problem solving, negotiation etc are learnt and acquired on the field over time.
You should start with what you have on ground once you have made up your mind on the type of business you want to do and have drawn up your business plans. Setting up and growing a business to stability is a tough and demanding job but it also comes with mouthwatering advantages.
Advantages of Owning A Business
You control your destiny:
Owing your own business allows you to be your own boss and provides you the latitude to do things your own way. You are able to take decisions and run the firm according to the vision you have or desire.
You make more money:
The richest people in the world aren’t employees but those who own their own businesses. Owing a business provides limitless possibilities of making money more than you could ever have as an employee.
You help create something/change the world:
Imagine how much the social media has allowed people connect easily today and a world without it. You are able to try out your ideas and give life to your dreams when you own your own business. The contributions of the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others to changing the world was possible because their businesses allowed them pursue their dreams.
You are able to help people:
Most businesses create jobs and opportunities for members of their communities. They are also able to affect lives through community development programs and other activities like scholarships and grants.
You can live a more flexible lifestyle:
Options like whether to work from home or when to go for holidays and vacations, provide a more flexible lifestyle for owners. Owning a business can provide women with the opportunity of having a career and the flexibility of raising a family. It allows you to create your own work life balance.
You can follow your passion:
There are few things as beautiful as doing something you could do for free while being paid for it. Starting a business provides you the opportunity of venturing into an area that you are passionate about.
The reasons to start a business are too numerous to mention and also include tax benefits, networking opportunities, job security, recognition and opportunity to challenge oneself. Though there also exists risks or disadvantages but the advantages far outweigh them.