always a big decision when you decide to go into business ownership. There are
many variables that come into play that you need to consider before taking this
step. Not every person out there is cut out to be one. Some have the attributes
and qualities necessary to become a successful entrepreneur while others can
hit the skids within six months.
to ask yourself what are you looking for by going into ownership – freedom,
fortune, a chance to leave the corporate structure behind, travel
opportunities, ability to meet people, less or more responsibility. What do you
want to achieve? Are you running away from something professionally or
your requirements down on paper and be realistic. If your reasons don’t add up
as to why you would want to make such an investment that covers so many areas,
maybe this is something that you need to consider at another time.
A good way
to determine if you’re ready for ownership is by rating the following
statements honestly, scoring yourself on a rising scale from 1 – 5:
- I am self-disciplined;
- I do not let things drift;
- I have the full support of my
- I can cope under pressure;
- I am ready to put in seven days a
week if necessary;
- I get along well with people and I
can motivate them;
- I can make quick decisions when
- I persist when the going gets
- I can learn from mistakes and I can
- I am patient and don’t expect quick
- I am healthy, enthusiastic and
aware of the risks;
- I have specific goals, including
the need to take care of myself and my family.
you are scoring at least a 3 on every item; you know that you are ready
mentally to own business. If you’re not, take a good look at your reasons again
and see if they make sense.
that you will not be alone if you decide to continue forth on this path.
Millions of people in many countries decide to go into ownership. It all
depends on what you want to do and are your goals attainable.