Being your own boss has its benefits. You get to make your own decisions and follow your passion. You could even provide the opportunity for someone else’s employment.
With that comes responsibility, and depending on your business, potentially long and irregular hours, including weekends. And, as the owner, ultimately the buck stops with you.
South Australia’s small businesses know this well. We are built on the efforts of people who have taken a risk and given it a go. People with drive and discipline, willing to make an effort to bring their business idea to reality.
If this describes you and your outlook, you’re in business, or you should be.
You might not have all the attributes now, but you can work on them – and outsource them to skilled staff when your business grows.
Having a network behind you, including supportive family and friends and a business, industry or personal mentor, can also make massive difference in the success of your business.