…….. as a follow-up to the last blog here are additional reasons or benefits that are provided from starting your own business.
6. Follow your dreamYou may invest long hours and feel like you are not working because you are building something on your own. You are making a conscious decision to earn a living doing something of your choice that may be a passion.
7. Get it doneAs the owner you do not have to get buried in red tape. Owners of small businesses can make the decisions to get things done. You have the flexibility to be proactive, try new ideas, and be at the cutting edge of new products or ideas or strategies. Never underestimate the benefit of being quick in decision making and reaction to the market place.
8. Connect with your customersInteracting directly with customers can be among the most satisfying experience in business. Dealing one-on-one with your best clients rather than hiding behind automated answering machines can generate tremendous satisfaction. You can choose to focus on key clients or ignore those you do not enjoy and at the same time control the results.
9. Community involvementIf you choose, as you build your business and time and success permits, you may be able to give back to the community from which you derive your success. You may be able to make donations that help create other jobs and have the satisfaction and pride in helping others in the community. Some business owners derive great satisfaction from this activity.
10. Pride in Success
One of the greatest differences between owning as opposed to being an employee is the great satisfaction derived from building something on your own. When your own abilities in leadership, creativity and effort produce positive results you enjoy a great sense of pride and accomplishment.
Good luck to those who should choose to start a new path to success.