Reasons that prevent you from starting your own business
Reasons that prevent you from starting your own business

Shouldn't we stop working for someone and try to open our own business? Dreams remain dreams? Fear, far-fetched arguments, laziness and other obstacles on the way to your goal.

Observing how someone's business is flourishing: new houses are being built and old houses are being renovated, new shops, shopping centers, restaurants, bakeries, dental offices, law offices, etc. are opened, we wonder if we should stop working for whom and not try to open your own business.

However, dreams remain dreams as soon as we imagine what difficulties and obstacles await us along the way. At the same time, there is a large category of people who are not stopped by difficulties, otherwise we would still live in caves. After all, as they say, those who want to work are looking for funds, and those who do not want reasons.

Psychologists say that such reasons are often based on the fear that we will not cope, we will not succeed. However, we do not want to admit this even to ourselves, so our brain is looking for various justifying arguments. Such excuses represent the body's defenses and allow us to feel more confident without lowering our own self-esteem.

What are the most common arguments?

1. It's very difficult

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Of course it's difficult. This is even more difficult than it seems at first glance. But lazy people have never achieved anything, unless an inheritance falls on their heads. Those who start a business from scratch should devote all their time and energy to it, especially at the initial stage.

As the Mongolian proverb says, "If you are afraid, do not do, if you do, do not be afraid!"

2. I still have a lot of time ahead, I will have time (or: it's too late for me to start)

There is no perfect time to start your own business. Youth has its advantages, and older people have theirs.

Young people may not have their own capital, but they are not burdened with family responsibilities, they are responsible only for themselves, they have a more flexible mind and they are not afraid of changes. Older people may have start-up capital, they have experience and connections.

3. It is too risky, because you can lose the latter

The likelihood of losing money frightens and repels many from running their own business. Moreover, everyone will surely have friends or acquaintances who have remained as a result of an unsuccessful investment almost on the street.

Therefore, before investing money in a new business, you need to calculate the possible risks. A novice businessman should not invest absolutely all of his money in a new business, take it on the security of an apartment (especially if there is no other one). It is useful to dream about how much money we will have in the near future, but it is even better to think about what we will be left with in case of failure.

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Before starting a new business, it would be nice to get advice from a person who has already gone this way, as well as a knowledgeable lawyer and economist.

Often people who take risks explain it this way: "He who does not take risks does not drink champagne!" Indeed, in business, those who take risks on time often win big. However, it should be borne in mind that here we mean risk not as a beautiful gesture, but prudent, thoughtful and reasonable. Taking risks, only those who have perfectly mastered the science of risk win.

4. I am afraid of instability

We are used to going to work five times a week, even if it does not suit us particularly well, and to sit there for the allotted time. Carrying out the usual work, we do not leave our comfort zone, we do not need to solve financial, organizational, legal and other problems - all this is done by our employer. We sleep peacefully, not worrying that we will be left without business, work and money. Of course, our income is small compared to the employer, but the headache is incomparably less than his.

The fear of losing such stability and, possibly, a certain social status, of losing even insignificant, but constant incomes keeps many people from starting their own business.

Of course, you cannot be 100% sure that nothing like this will happen. However, the problem can be viewed from the other side. For example, the economic situation can change at any time, and then the danger of being left without funds arises regardless of whether you are an employer or an employee.

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In addition, an employee can be dismissed "of his own free will" for a completely prosaic reason: staff reductions, dislike of the boss, relations that have not developed in the team, etc.

5. My family is against

It is good if close people not only support the desire to start a business, but also help in solving many issues related to its opening. But not many can count on such support. After all, your business requires large financial investments, and you won't have to rely on income in the near future.

If the business boat goes down, then together with all the household. Therefore, when starting a new business, it is necessary to obtain their consent and to think together how to insure yourself against possible failure.

6. No money

Of course, it is tempting to become the sole owner of a business and make decisions yourself, having the amount necessary to start your own business. But if there is too little or no money at all, you will have to think it over, analyze and calculate everything in advance. Moreover, if you show ingenuity, then it is quite possible to get by with little.

First, you shouldn't quit your main job.

Secondly, it is imperative to draw up a business plan with detailed calculations.

Third, seek financial help from friends or family.

Some people sell a car, a summer house, an apartment (if it is not the only one), hoping to return it all after making a profit. Of course, if the fear of losing all this is haunted forever, then there is no inner confidence in the success of the new business.

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Who am i?

It would be nice to find an investor by offering him interest on the profits. If potential investors all as one refuse to participate in the business, it is worth reconsidering our ideas and plans - perhaps they are not as good as we think.

You can try to get a bank loan. The refusal of several banks to provide a loan will also serve as a signal that our business idea is not well thought out and will not bring the expected profit.

Many successful people started their businesses almost from scratch. For example, the future owner of a jewelry company with a profit of $ 60,000. a year she began by bringing several bracelets with ethnic embroidery from a trip to Argentina as souvenirs.

Finding that many girls were paying attention to them and would like to have them, she first bought a small batch of these jewelry - one hundred pieces for $ 40, and when they were sold out in a short time, she began to supply them from Argentina. In just a year, the funds received allowed her to officially open the company, hire employees and create her own website.

So it's not for nothing that they say that "The degree of our luck depends on our desire to act."

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