Becoming Your Own Boss

“Each time we face our fears, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

In the business world, professionals often weigh the pros and cons of starting their own business and actualizing their dream of being their own boss. Calling the shots and less office stress sound like the simpler life that most entrepreneurs find appealing. Before taking the plunge, here are a few ideas to keep in mind.

Once the financial considerations, such as startup costs and personnel needs, are in place the practical day to day processes can be planned. Setting honest and realistic goals for you as a person is of primary importance when it comes to the success of your business or organization. Seek out peers, organizations, and others who have taken this step successfully and learn from their successes and failures. Visualize the final outcome and map out the process to achieve your goals. This will help guide you every day to stay on track of the major accomplishments you seek.

Understand the power of the internet. With new technologies and the growth of social media, you and your business must take advantage of the internet and the numerous software applications for entrepreneurs. Do your research and narrow down tools like HubSpot, DocuSign, Google Drive, and WordPress to bring your business to the next level.

As a business owner, it’s crucial to understand your personal and professional finances and how it plays a role in the type of business you’re creating. Set up a money management account so you can track and record your funding efforts. Does your business need startup funding, multiple investors, or even large capital funding to prosper? These are important questions to ask and understand when setting up your business plan.

Becoming your own boss is a great opportunity to find new personal strengths and growth opportunities for yourself and your business. Don’t forget to ask yourself all the simple questions that make a big difference when becoming your own boss.

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results