Whilst some relish the idea of starting a business theres still no doubt that it can be a scary thing for most. I find that the fear of responsibility and debt plays a heavy hand but the biggest fear that I’ve seen in others that want to start a business is the fear of their own ability.
These people are usually strong minded and persistent, smart and capable but suffer a strong feeling of doubt because they’re taking a risk. You might be one of these people and you might have asked yourself
“Can I really do it? What if it goes wrong?”
Its likely that this is your first step into self-employment and you know what? You’re right to be scared because being self-employed is a risk.
I’ll be honest, self-employment is not for everyone but you never know it might be ideal for you!
You won’t know until you try so give it a go.
I myself was not scared of starting up but I didn’t have a lot of support when I did. Luckily I’m the sort of guy who takes every piece of information with a pinch of salt so most peoples opinions don’t affect me.
At times it would be hard (it still is) but I’m also a pretty self-motivated person which is a great asset to have when you’re self-employed.
If you’re scared of starting a new business or being self-employed then I let me give two pieces of advice.
1. Knowledge is power
Starting a business is scary because of the unknown! You don’t know what it will cost, what might happen and maybe even what to do so start looking, learning and researching your business idea and in doing so your confidence will start building because that “unknown” element disappears.
2. Dive in
The hardest part of starting a business is actually starting so just dive in and start doing the above now and step by step work your way up to just selling your idea to see if you can make any money from it.
Starting a business doesn’t have to be as official as it may sound. There can be lots of red tape or legislation that you need to abide to but don’t be scared, just get on with it and get started.