With the economy the way it is today, we’re all grateful for our jobs. Having a job means security. It gives you confidence. Know what else gives you confidence? Money in the bank. So if you have a sure thing, are you prepared to risk and/or sacrifice for something you feel passionate about.

To start a business is hard. You know what business you’re interested in, so all you need to do is make it happen. It sounds easy, but it’s not. Make sure you research every angle, product and/or services, finances and location. Starting out small is another option. It gives an idea of what to expect while allowing us to continue with our everyday jobs. Extra income is always welcome and appreciated.

If you need additional funds and plan to get a business loan, having a business plan is essential. Even if you don’t need to get financial support, a business plan gives you a clearer picture of what you’re going to do, and how you’re going to do it. Make sure all your finances are in order, whether you’re using a business loan, or your own personal finances. Make sure you know where your money is going. Your business does not need to be big. Starting out modestly may be what enables us to become extravagant, eventually. Paperwork is a necessary part of starting your own business. You can’t just buy a building and start your business.

Depending on your location and the type of business you are starting, there are licenses and permits you need to obtain. Explore as many marketing and advertising ideas as you can. It’s not enough to have a business ,we need to have clients and/or customers. Once your business is up and running, the decision to fire your boss will have been the best decision you ever made.