As the pandemic recedes and business optimism rises, opportunities to start a small business may abound. Additionally, the disruptions of the previous year have prompted many people to dust off their dreams of starting their own business.
Should this apply to you, I’d like to share some thoughts that could prove helpful early in the process of pursuing this endeavor.
There are some basics for all first-time small-business owners. First and foremost, you need to start with an idea you’re passionate about. Should you start your business, this adventure will be pretty consuming, so you want to be fired up about it. Does your heart rate speed up as you share your vision with others? Do you find yourself visualizing the success of your business? These are good signs that you may have a passion for persevering beyond hurdles and setbacks.
Before you go “all in,” you’ll want to have the courage to share your idea with…