It has always been a dream for most of my co-workers before to start their own business because of the number of successful startups last year. The thought of getting out of the nine-to-five cycle and being your boss is the lifestyle that we all want. But starting a business is not all glitz and glamour. Once you decide on quitting your job and focus on your business, whether you build a website for your company in the US or start an Amsterdam bike rental, you will have a lot of pros and cons in the decision that you make.
Before you take the plunge, quit your job, and start your own business, here are some things that you need to consider:
Do not quit your job if you do not have a financial buffer to back you up for at least six months to one year. Quitting your job and starting a business is no joke. You will not be earning for the next coming months so you have to have some money kept on hand or in the bank. And also, you have to secure enough money for the investment of your business. Some of the expenditures that you have to pay to include the overhead capital, the employees that you may have, the structure or office that you have to build, and the product or service that you have to provide.
It is good to learn from your own mistakes. But it is better to learn from the mistakes of others. It is not beneficial for you but it also saves you a lot of money and time. You can do this through research. You will find lots of websites that provide news and reviews of the current market, the companies that have come and gone throughout the years, and the trend of the sales of the product or service that you want to offer. You may think that you have a good product but if the trend shows that it is not, you have to think twice before losing your time, your money, and your job.