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Business 101

Should You Start A Business - Are You Independent

When you go into business for yourself, you are on your own. There is no one to hold your hand and tell you what you must do next. You have to be able to determine what needs to be done and how, who to contact to help you get it done, and schedule in the time to get it done.

Sometimes it is easier to have an office outside of the home to assert your independent nature. Distractions around the home require you to become more independent to be able to juggle work and a home life.

When push comes to shove and you are faced with a problem, would you know where to turn to find the answers you need? Could you come up with these solutions on your own? Do you know how to get what you need?

You could always try asking others in similar businesses for advice, but there will come a time when you must learn this for yourself. Even successful business owners will get fed up trying to coddle someone who cannot do the basic things on their own. If you cannot think for yourself and need someone to look over what you are doing at all times, you should not go into business for yourself.

It is sometimes best to work for someone else in a similar field so you can learn all the intimate details of that business before you go off on your own. Pick your employer's brain and find out what he or she needs to do to run that business then offer to do more and more tasks on your own. If you have that kind of independent streak, you are going to be great in your own business. If your boss has to constantly tell you what to do, then you may not have it in you to run your own business.