If you are in a position where you are starting to think about owning your own business, you’re not alone.
There are so many new businesses popping up every single day in the US, and while there is no official count of how many people are working as a contractor or freelancer, it’s actually estimated that almost 40% of the U S workforce are providing freelance consulting services.
They are also doing this on top of their day job, so you have more people than ever choosing to start business in a storage unit. With so much competition and uncertainty out there, entrepreneurs everywhere are doing what they can to bootstrap their businesses and keep their costs low.
We are living in a digital age which makes life a lot easier, but you do need to have a clear idea about what exactly your business will be and what products or services you hope to offer.
With this in mind, we’ve got some options for you when considering starting your own business.
- You could buy a business. You don’t necessarily have to start with the scratch idea. There is nothing out there that says that you have to know exactly what it is you want to do and capitalize on that idea that you have in your head. You could buy an existing franchise business and have your own shop. For example, if you love food service and retail then you could franchise a McDonald’s. It would be yours to manage and to profit from, but you have an umbrella company above you that allows you to be supported. Finding a business from scratch and not franchising is completely up to you, and you’ll get existing brand recognition as well as stable earnings. There’s also usually existing customer relationships which can really help as a new business owner to transition into.
- Start with a side hustle. Most people do this. They have their day job and they have a side hustle that keeps them earning on the side. Some of these people may not know what they want to do with their side business, but when they do it correctly it can really lead to some tremendous growth. It’s not easy for people who want to start a side hustle to turn it into a full time business, because often it means taking on a lot of risk and growing too fast. However, that business can be profitable. There are benefits for those who will start a side hustle and those benefits can be plentiful, from personal satisfaction to knowing you’re starting from scratch.
- Invest. Finding somebody to invest in your business can be difficult and it can be drawn out. There are a few methods out there to help you with this such as angel investors, but you need to make sure that you are doing this correctly so that nobody ends up out of pocket in the end. There are great options out there no matter what.