Christmas and New Year is a time for festivity but for a lot of people it is often also a time for reflection and introspection. It’s a time to look back on the year that’s passed and look forward to the year ahead. For some people this can mean lifestyle changes and for others career ambitions. If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business for a while but aren’t sure if this is the right choice for you, read on…
We asked our franchisees why they decided to buy a Cleanhome franchise and we have gathered some of the most compelling reasons for starting your own business.
Control of your own life
There are many good reasons for becoming your own boss but one of the best ones is that it allows you to take control of your own life and there’s no better way to do that than taking control of your career.
Have you ever been made redundant or haven’t received that highly anticipated pay rise? With entrepreneurship the security lies in the fact that it’s up to you to make a success out of your business. How hard you work is down to you, so whether you are looking to boost your pension pot or have the money to go on more holidays, running a successful business can allow you to achieve it.
Sense of Achievement
Meeting with clients and cleaners and liaising with suppliers will help you believe more in yourself and signing your first client contract will give you a great sense of achievement. As your business grows, you will be able to stand back and reflect on what you have built and take pride in your ever increasing skills.
Of course, running your own business doesn’t mean that you will be able to lie in bed until 12.00pm every morning and do work whenever you feel like it. You need to have self-discipline, especially when working from home, but you can arrange your workload around your personal and family life and set your own deadlines. Making a success of your business will motivate you to keep pushing forward.
Cut the commute
Although some people choose to operate from an office, working from home is often the best option when you’re setting up a business. It’s not only a place you feel comfortable, but the time you save on commuting frees up a lot of time that you can spend doing things you love.
You may feel that starting up a small business won’t lead to anything big, however when it comes to entrepreneurship the sky’s the limit so don’t be someone who looks back and regrets not starting their own business. Take control of your life and your dreams.