Almost everyone has had that moment, that idea, that feeling that he or she needs to strike out on his/her own. Many suppress it, others wait until it passes. Starting a business can be intimidating, while working for other people often feels like it's safer and there is more security. Related: 5 Tips For Planning A Career Change Starting a business does not necessarily have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. Many people nowadays start business part-time or on the side as a supplement to their income or “regular” job. There are lots of people who maintain this arrangement, while others eventually turn the side job into their full-time job./ A major difference in 2016 versus any other time in history is that the United States’ economy has become what many call a “gig” economy. Fewer people work for companies, coveting the traditional security and benefits. Many have transitioned to freelance work and consulting, taking on “gigs.” People with varying levels of experience and expertise can make their income providing services to others in the form of writing, marketing, and driving, just to name a few. For many entrepreneurs, knowing when to start a business can be difficult. It is a major life decision, made only more complicated the more demands one has on his or her time and life. Sometimes, however, it is time to strike out on one’s own, and here are a five ways to tell when the next career move should be starting a business.
March 25, 2016