10 Reasons why you should start your own business

Start own businessWith the right attitude, planning and determination, 2016 could be the year for you to start your own business.   But why would you even think of starting a business in this economy? Why would you consider leaving your “safe” job to go it alone?

Here are 10 reasons why you should start your own business….

Never work another day in your life
Picture running a business that is your passion, you love what you do and you can’t wait to start your working day. If you love what you do this much you will never work another day in your life.

You are your own boss
The only person you have to answer to in your own business is yourself. Being your own boss gives you the freedom to do things your way, work your hours, implement your own plans and live the work/life you want.

Create your own culture
You can set your own work culture, do you want to work in a fun, professional and/or creative environment? You have the ability to make this happen.

More spare time
It doesn’t happen straight away, but once you are established and you have employees handling the majority of responsibilities, you will have more spare time.

Being and expert
Focussing on what it is you do best and doing it every day makes you and expert.

You will naturally meet new people, network with other business owners and professionals.

New challenges
Every day will bring a new challenge in your business. It’s a great way to stimulate the mind and keep you on your toes.

Financial independence
It doesn’t come straight away, but stick at it and you will achieve financial independence. If you want a pay rise, then give yourself one.

Create and asset
You can either create a job for yourself or you can create a saleable asset. The choice is solely yours.

Create a legacy
If creating a job or a saleable business isn’t your choice, you have the ability to be the first generation of a business that is passed down through the ages.

There are many more reasons why you would start your own business however, this is our top 10. If this is you and you need a hand getting started, give Purple Giraffe a call. We not only help business realise their dreams, we have done it ourselves for ourselves first.

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Lynda Schenk

An energetic and strategic marketing professional with over twenty years’ experience in industries ranging from wine, not for profit, transport, logistics and manufacturing. Lynda founded Purple Giraffe Marketing Consultancy in 2014 offering an end to end marketing service that draws on her proven ability to formulate brand strategies and marketing communications plans that build brand equity, growth and profitability.

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