Finding your Passion to Start a Business

Are you one who wants to start a business but don’t know what to start? Do you know where to start? Are you the type of person who could start your own business in the first place?

Take a self-inventory by asking yourself some questions: 
“What makes me thrive?”
“What makes me happy?”
“What makes me want to get out of bed in the morning?”
“What is my true inner voice telling me to do?”

Do what you love, and your business will flourish.

Take some time to jot down all the things you’re good at or really like doing. On the same token, write down all those things you aren’t good at or don’t like to do. Then think about your current work life and examine what you do and do not like about it. Think of all the things you could change or enhance to make your work life better. 

After you've considered all that, narrow down the possibilities of what might work as a good business idea – something you believe the market needs. Once you have a great idea, start moving towards making it happen. Create a brand; develop a business plan; think about your marketing and advertising plan; get a website and business cards to get your name out there; keep seeing yourself as a successful business owner and keep moving towards success.

The rewards of starting your own business can be great, but so can the risks involved. You may likely learn it will change your lifestyle in ways you didn’t prepare for, or you might find it wasn’t the right option to pursue after all. 

Don’t be afraid to take the first step, and don’t fear the unknown or possible risk of failure. If your business idea feels like the right path to take, then take the path and deal with obstacles and struggles if they surface. Who knows, you might find your business takes off in ways you never thought possible.

And don’t forget that every business needs a bookkeeper to keep the accounting records in check. If you aren’t savvy with accounting or simply prefer someone else to do it, there are bookkeeping providers and accountants who can help you and walk with you all along the way. Find one you can relate to and enjoy working with, and watch your business prosper in ways you didn’t prepare for.

Robert Skaggs