If you think that starting your own business is answer to your problems; whether it's money, child care, illness or a desire for more free time, then you must choose wisely.
Too many individuals eagerly leave their paying jobs in order to pursue their own business only to return to unemployment arena looking for work and carrying a massive debt from their ventures.
How can you find answer to your quest for self-employment without failing?
DESIRE DISCRETION DISCIPLINE
If you think that running your own business is merely a matter of using your brains then you are sure to be disappointed. Successful entrepreneurs have a common characteristic no matter if they run run a local bar or a Fortune 500 company - DESIRE. If you don't have drive and determination to work for yourself - if you can't give up security of a regular pay cheque - you will have great difficulty working for yourself.
Don't be surprised if your first attempt in business is a failure. There are many opportunities available. Some are good, some are frauds and several are absolutely perfect - for YOU. Each individual's strengths and talents will affect which business model will suit them best. If you are very shy or hate talking to people then it would be wise to stay away from businesses that require a lot of face-to-face selling.
If product isn't something you would use personally don't recommend it or build your business around it, as you won't be comfortable promoting it and your business will suffer.