3 Reasons You Should Start a Business This Year

Mikaela Ian

It’s the end of the first month of the new decade. You said this was the year you were going to start a business, but you haven’t done anything yet!

Maybe you lack inspiration, or you truly don’t know where to start. Or maybe you aren’t sure if you’re cut out for entrepreneurship or the side hustle world.

But not to worry – today I’m sharing three reasons you should consider starting a business if you’re on the fence. Let’s dive in!

1) You’re aching to do more with your life because your 9-5 isn’t fulfilling

This is a reason why many people start a business. They know there is more to life and figure out what more looks like for them. Or they know the 9-5 life just ain’t it, so they decide to take at stab at entrepreneurship. I honestly think wanting to do more is a great reason to start a business. Whether you decide to do makeup, run a meal prep business, coach people who need help creating their brand or whatever it is. Realizing that you want more, discovering what more looks like and then taking action is incredible.

2) You have an amazing business idea and a desire to serve others

This part is super important. It’s fine to want to start a business, but you’ve got to have some sort of idea. Do you want to sell a product? Are you selling done for you services? Are you going be a coach or consultant? Once you get that great idea, make sure to test it out and do the research to see if it’s a product people will buy.

The second part to this is the desire to serve. We all get into business to help other people because being in a business isn’t about you, it’s about the people you do business with. I honestly want to help women find the confidence to create and launch their business. I also want to help people be more confident on social media. It’s so rewarding when clients launch or show up regularly on video on social because of what I taught them. If you aren’t approaching entrepreneurship from a place of wanting to help people, it might not be your thing.

3) People already pay or offer to pay you for your talents and abilities

Listen – I DO NOT believe in working for free. Even if you don’t have an established business or side hustle, you NEED to be getting paid for your work! Whether you are doing makeup on the side, trimming your friend’s hair, helping people revamp their resumes or baking cookies for your coworkers – it’s ALL work and you need to be charging for that work.

Next time someone asks you for something, come up with a cost for it. At first, I was writing press releases for free in my spare time and then I realized that I should be charging because this was my area of expertise and giving it away for free was doing me no favours. I decided on a price and I’ve never had anyone complain about paying me what I’m worth.

If you’re on the fence about starting a business, I hope these tips help you. Remember, if you’re 9-5 doesn’t feel good, if you’ve got a great idea and people are already paying you, it might be time to consider creating offers and services with prices attached so that you can get paid. If you need some help, I’d love to talk to you. Click here to learn how we can work together.

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