Due to a turbulent couple of years, the pandemic has forced many of us to stop and ask ourselves “am I truly happy and fulfilled in my current career?”
From March 2020 to June 2021 we saw the highest number of new businesses on record, with studies revealing that over 400,000 new businesses were launched amidst lockdown.
If you’ve always dreamed of steering your own company and surrounding yourself with a team of like-minded individuals (hand-selected by you!) then there’s no better time than now to make that dream a reality.
To help you get the wheels in motion, here are a few (brief and straightforward) things you’ll need to consider when getting started.
Be your own boss
When you decide to pave your own way and follow your passion, every decision is yours. Starting your own business means you are your own boss. Never be obliged to go along with ideas or plans you disagree with again. Never put up with that one team member who gets on everyone’s nerves – why? Because you’re in charge now! You decide everything, from the creative vision to your marketing strategy, and who you hire to join your team. Statistics show that more than half of Brits today want to start their own business venture and become their own boss. If you are a natural leader who can steer a talented team towards success, then this would be a great advantage for you.
Follow your own goals
When you work for another company, you’re working towards someone else’s vision. When you’re working for yourself, you have the opportunity to follow your own passion in life, whatever it may be. Not only will this increase your motivation, but it gives you a reason to get out of bed every day with a smile on your face, feeling empowered, knowing that you’re working towards something you truly believe in every single day.
Be responsible for ordering your own startup kits
With more leadership comes more responsibility – and that means that you are responsible for selecting and ordering all the relevant work equipment you’ll need to get started. Of course, this will differ hugely dependent on what industry you’re in. For businesses working within an office environment, consider items such as laptops, PCs, printers, and office furniture. If you’re working in the construction industry, you’ll need to ensure you have all the relevant PPE that your workers will require on-site, such as safety boots, goggles, hard hats, or hi-vis jackets.