HOW TO QUIT YOUR JOB AND START A BUSINESS THE EASY WAY!
more and more people today are self-employed and the numbers are
rising, especially for moms that want to stay home and people in
general who want out of the 9-5 grind.
More and more people want to be in control of their own destiny and
the transition to self-employment is not an easy one, especially when
you are the bread-winner or when you or your family are dependent on
your current income.
factors can hold you back, such as the fear of being responsible for
finding work and keeping a business alive. Thatís a legitimate risk.
Itís one of the biggest risks of having your own business.
course there are other fears, worries, and doubts that might hold you
back, the big one being finances. These are some of the reasons
people stay in jobs, stay unhappy, and are not fulfilling their lifeís
dreams. So how can you change that?
way to start a business is by lessening your risks. What does
that mean exactly? Well, there are many different answers depending
on what type of business you start. Let me give you an example.
to open a restaurant. Heís out there looking at places to rent but he
doesnít have the money to cover rent, equipment, food, staff wages,
possible slow weeks, etc. So he starts looking for investors. Joeís
so excited he canít see the risks at all. He could end up over
$100,000 in the hole, and how would he ever pay it back?
small. Joe could start a catering business from home, do a bit of low
cost advertising, and start building a good reputation and business.
He would have no overheads, and wouldnít have to buy the food until he
had orders, and could probably eliminate the need for a lot of staff
in the beginning. Also, by doing this in his spare time and evenings,
Joe does not have to give up his job until his business has grown
substantially. He can even employ someone from his house to take over
a couple of days a week while heís at work to fulfill any orders he
has during the week, still keeping his costs low.
income has increased and Joe becomes known as the guy to call for
great food and service, then Joe stands a better chance out there with
the big fish. He can open a small restaurant and catering business,
and as his business grows he can move to bigger premises and employ
is one example. There are indeed many businesses that start small
like that. I started my own medical transcription business the same
way ten years ago. I have a friend who made the transition to
cleaning business from real estate agent, and ended up employing over
business that will allow you to work in your spare-time and keep your
job, and you have eliminated the risks. This is not possible in all
circumstances, but for the small business person, itís the ideal way
going to be some sacrifice in the short term, such as working extra
hours in the week building your business. But those kind of
sacrifices will still allow you to sleep at night and not put you in
the poor house, thereby increasing your chances of success!
businesses that are possible this way are:
to Full Time Repair and Home Maintenance Service.
of Home Party Businesses, there are hundreds of them to chose from.
also be turned into full time businesses:
Broker, Bookkeeper, Seamstress, Party Planner, Typist, Secretarial
Work, Photographer, Copywriter, Proofreader, Tutor, Pet Groomer, Pet
Sitting Service, Home Inspections, Mortgage Broker, Painter,
Florist, Crafters, Graphic Designer, Jewelry Maker, Mechanic, Medical
There are many many more.
something you are interested in and think about how you can turn it
into a profitable business Ė the easy way!
(c) 2004 - Michele Miller
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