Are you sitting at work right now with entrepreneurial dreams? Maybe you've even started to dabble with your own product or service and you're considering turning it into a reality? Well, there are a ton of things to think about before starting a business; way too much to list in a single post, that's for sure. The aim with the post however, is to at least get you started thinking about a few of those things.
1. Know When to Leap
The prospect of starting your own business and becoming your own boss is definitely exciting. There are a ton of possibilities and opportunities all wrapped up within it. What you're doing from 9 to 5 right now probably isn't anywhere near as exciting, pushing you to consider jumping ship to your new venture.
2. Talk to People About Your Idea
Now, this doesn't mean you should take to the rooftops and holler your idea to those below at the top of your lungs, but you should sit down with people you trust to discuss it. Feedback is invaluable. Just about everyone looks at something a different way so it will give you the opportunity to come across issues and potential problems that you hadn't thought of. It's also a fantastic feeling to get reaffirmation for something that you truly believe is going to work.
3. Incorporation Gut Check
So, you've decided to leap now. You've discussed your idea with others and you're ready to take it on full time now. The next step on that journey is incorporation; which might I add, is not cheap. Now is the time where you really have to think about whether you want to make your dream a reality. Are you serious about getting started?
What Should You Take Away From This?
- Plan the leap to entrepreneur very carefully and make sure you're ready.
- Discuss your plans with friends and family to get some valuable feedback and insight.
- Plan your incorporation strategy carefully and get yourself a virtual office.