One big question that many new business owners need to answer is that whether they should undertake a business venture in the first place. For many families, starting their first home-based business could have a far reaching and significant impact on their own lives. This will take other family members, although they are not directly related to the business effort itself. Before business owners take the leap of faith, it is important to understand how the decision could have an impact on many factors in their lives. Obviously, many business owners want to get financial rewards by starting a home-based business. They want to have a control for their own financial future. In many cases, they find it easier to start the business on a part-time basis. It is important to keep our day job until the net profit is equal to twice of our monthly salary and we are pretty sure that our business won’t be affected by future significant situations. When these important conditions are achieved, we could consider quitting the job and devoting our full attention to our business.
In some cases, people want to quit their business directly and devote the energy and time fully to quickly expand their business. Although it is true that our business could grow faster when we allocate much of our time and effort, there are some risks that we need to consider. As an example, we should have savings account that can cover for six months of expenses before we do this. Often, new business can’t generate enough revenue no matter how hard we try during the first few months. Running a business is about having perseverance, despite lack of revenue. However, it would be worthwhile to quit our business, if we are really sure that there are big opportunities and we can take advantage of them only if we devote much of our time by quitting our primary job. There are huge up-front tasks that we need to do before we start the home-based business. Many new business owners may get discouraged easily when results don’t seem to materialize quickly. In many cases, we need to wait for a few more months before we get real results.
People who are planning to start a new business should prepare ample start-up business, not only for the actual expenses of buying materials and equipments, but also for financial backup when unexpected things happen. The Internet offers affordable ways for us to enter the market, but we also need to spend some money to have an online presence. At first, we need to spend some money to register our unique domain name and buy an online storage. After registering the domain and getting web hosting, we also need to spend money for annual fees. These are only small aspects of expenses that we need to consider. We may need to deal with a massive amount of money, but in other cases, we only need to spend less than that.