Mark Templeman just wrote a great list on Entrepreneur – the 20 reasons to start your own business.
He points out a lot of great benefits starting a business. There are thousands of lists and articles about “why to start your own business”, but I just stumbled on this on and kinda liked it. He uses the right points and worlds.
Nevertheless I picked my favorite 8 of them to share with you:
1. Spare time. This one can take some time. Initially you’ll work longer hours for less pay. But if you do it right, you could start to master your schedule and the freedom that being an entrepreneur provides is awesome.
On zenhabits, Leo Babauta posted an interesting article about “sticking to a habit“.
The skill to stick to a habit is super important because this makes the difference between most successful and not successful people. Good habits we can stick to can be eating healthy, learning constantly, doing sports, getting up early, taking care of our relationsships and so on.
Leo Babauta points it out: “The hardest thing for most people, when it comes to building habits, is sticking to it long enough for it to become ingrained.” And this is what we all know. I started playing guitar – quitted. Started learning Thai – quitted. And so on…
After attending some startup events recently I hear Entrepreneurs asking speakers or leaders about pitching and finding investors again and again. Especially in these days there are dozens of ways to get investors on board. But with most investors, business angels, partners … we have only one shot.
Business Insider posted an article about creating the perfect pitch and entrepreneur.com posted one about the correct answers to “how will you use my money?“.