Are You Ready to Be Your Own Boss?

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

This quote by an anonymous source illustrates the beauty and allure of being your own boss.  The allure of working for yourself rather than “the man.”  The appeal of setting your own schedule and hours, and making your own money.  If you’re thinking about taking the BYOB (“be your own boss”) plunge, are you wondering if you’re really ready?  Here are some questions to ask yourself to be able to tell if BYOB is right for YOU. 

  1. You’re a realist.  You tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  In fact, your bosses have often been turned off by your honesty.  This shows that you have the integrity needed to run your own show, and that you care about the quality of the product, not just about putting in your time.
  2. An insatiable quest for knowledge.  You always want to learn more about the various aspects of your business, and think critically about the information you’re given.  You are always searching for ways to improve yourself and the environment around you.
  3. No excuses.  You don’t make ‘em, and you don’t take ‘em.  You do what’s asked of you, plain and simple.  It’s your job, after all, and you want to do it right.  You expect the same of those around you, and often feel surprised when others don’t show the same work ethic.
  4. You do customer service well.  It thrills you to meet, and even exceed, the expectations of your customers.  You take pride in treating your patrons well, and take it as a compliment when you attract repeat customers.
  5. You’re pulling your load, and then some.  It stands to reason that if you’re doing the lion’s share of the work, you should be getting paid for that much, and more.  If you can do it well as an employee, maybe, just maybe, you can do it just as well as the owner.
  6. You can put your money where your dreams are.  Starting your own business takes a bit of revenue.  Without a stockpile of finances your dreams won’t get very far.
  7. You’re prepared for hard work, setbacks, and the occasional failure.  Sounds great, right?  The luxury of being your own boss has its sacrifices.  The fact that you’re the only one in charge can be at once equally liberating and terrifying.  You’ve got to have a passion for your business that can take you through the hard times.

If you’re tired of your comfort zone, and ready to take the exhilarating leap into the world of self-employment, it’s good to know that you’ve got resources and support available to you at Advantage Office Suites.  Not only do we offer Scottsdale office spaces, but we are able to handle your phone calls, incoming and outgoing mail, and meeting room needs with the professionalism and convenience you need to take your small business to the next level.

Give us a call at 480-305-2000, and let us know how we can help you take the BYOB leap.


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