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Job searching: should you start your own company instead?

Working a nine to five and barely getting by? Submitting resumes, but not getting any calls back? Just wanna spend time with your family more? Have you ever thought of starting your own company? Well that’s a practical goal you could make. It all depends if you believe you have what it takes to run your own business. If you are willing to do all the work, take all the responsibility and actually set and complete goals you set. You need self-discipline and be able to work independently as well as manage your financial assets maturely. If you think you got what it takes, you should definitely follow these tips and hints on how to start your own company.


Your Niche

To begin with, you need to decide what your niche is. What do you want to sell? Don’t just answer that and jump in, that is a bad idea. You need to decide what you really want to do. Whether you will have repeating customer, and how much effort you want to put into customer service. When I found lamp-working, I knew borosilicate glass was what I wanted to sell.



Next, let’s talk about pricing. You want to bring a quality product that is affordable to the average customer. If your main clients are middle class working citizens, you definitely don’t want to try to sell them an item that cost an outrageous amount of money. If you are selling cars or something that cost 5 figures or more, you want to make sure your product is quality and will not break as soon as the customer gets home. Owning a small business means caring about everything from your products to your clients.


Starting Online

To continue, I wanna tell you how to start an online store. Now that you have your product, ideal customer base and pricing, it’s time to get your stuff up online. The best way to start an online store is to find a domain website, such as Etsy or Big Cartel. You will code your site to the design you find fits your personality the best. After you have your site set up and coded you are going to want to do some marketing. This is where budgeting comes into play. Make sure you have funds for investment, ads cost money. Social media is a great way for free advertising. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They all have a giant community of people. As the ads go out and your site fills up with products, you will have sales rolling in in no time.



OK, so I am clearly pro small business. I don’t like being anyone’s employee, but that is just my opinion. If you enjoy your nine to five, I totally support it. It’s about what makes you happy. That is the most important thing to remember, always do what makes you happy. If your company is bringing you more stress than pleasure, I think you might need to find something else. You can’t be successful and unhappy at the same time. It’s up to you to decide. Which one are you, employee or entrepreneur?

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