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Why do people want to start their own business? I suppose that the answer is as individual as the person, but the basic reasons are usually.
- I have always wanted to be my own boss
- I hate the idea of being a wage slave
- To give me a sense of achievement
- To do something I am really interested in
- To make lots of money
- To give me the life style I have always wanted
- I want to work from home
- I want to work around my family
- I want to sack the boss!
For me it’s all about life style, I like to work when I want to and the idea of not answering to anyone is the real appeal. I have run many different types of home business from selling computers to Information Marketing. The great advantage of the ones I run now is that they run on almost complete auto pilot. So much so that I have taken few days off to visit the Costa Del Sol Spain last week and the only thing I did in that time was answer one e-mail.
Me at Benamadena Marina with my New Toy (not!)
On the Prom
Mijas Village One of the many “White Villages” in Spain
I love the laid back life style and the sun but the best bit is that due to the Internet I can run my complete business from anywhere in the world where I can access the Internet. That to me is a powerful motivator.
How many people go on to start their own businesses and how many people are put off by thinking that starting their own business means a huge amount of cost and that there are a lot of different skills that need to be mastered. Well it rather depends on the type of business you choose to start, some of the best and most profitable businesses have grown from very modest beginnings. Rob….