The Good and the Bad of running your own business

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The Good and the Bad of running your own business

  1. The<br />Good<br />and<br />the<br />Bad<br />of running<br />your own<br />Business<br />
  2. Hello!<br />
  3. A year ago I started a business<br />
  4. I thought it might be a good idea to share with you what I think…<br />
  5. The good & bad points have beenso far. <br />
  6. TheBADThings<br />
  7. 1<br />You do what???<br />
  8. People probably won’t understand what you are doing<br />
  9. People probably won’t understand what you are doing<br />
  10. Or WHY<br />
  11. Or WHY<br />
  12. This is something you will just have to get used to!<br />
  13. 2<br />Alightpiggy bank<br />
  14. If you are starting a business just to make stacks of money…<br />
  15. You shouldn’tBecause you won’t!<br />
  16. You shouldn’tBecause you won’t!<br />
  17. 3<br />A life of doubt<br />
  18. Few things are certainor predictable when running your own business<br />
  19. Seth Godin says<br />“<br />People don’t like doubt, so they pay money and give up opportunities to avoid it. Entrepreneurship is largely about living with doubt, as is creating just about any sort of art.<br />
  20. Seth Godin says<br />“<br />People don’t like doubt, so they pay money and give up opportunities to avoid it. Entrepreneurship is largely about living with doubt, as is creating just about any sort of art.<br />
  21. Just another thing you have to accept as an entrepreneur<br />
  22. 4<br />Always on, allthetime<br />
  23. Work doesn’t start at 9 or end at 5<br />
  24. And it can be almost impossible to “Log out”<br />
  25. 5<br />Out on your own<br />
  26. Starting out can be lonely!<br />
  27. If you aren’t comfortable with getting work done on your own<br />
  28. You might want to reconsider Self-Employment<br />
  29. 6<br />“Everything” ..dept.<br />
  30. You are the Sales<br />
  31. You are the Marketing<br />
  32. You are the HR<br />
  33. You are the Accounting<br />
  34. Departments<br />
  35. You need to be prepared for that!<br />
  36. 7<br />You can check out but you can never leave<br />
  37. There are some things in life you cannot UNsee<br />
  38. Like this…<br />
  39. Once you have experienced the joys of running your own business, there is no returning to “normal” jobs <br />
  40. Of course, it is not all bad!<br />
  41. 1<br />Exploring My Town<br />
  42. I work from a home office and as a result I have been able to discover<br />
  43. The beauty of my local area<br />
  44. Forexampleitcanbe…<br />
  45. 2<br />Great People<br />
  46. You’ll meet a lot of great people along the way<br />
  47. Every country has a startup community, and getting involved is very rewarding<br />
  48. 3<br />Control Over Your Time<br />
  49. Not everyone works best between 9 and 5,<br />Because we are all different<br />
  50. Not everyone works best between 9 and 5,<br />Because we are all very different<br />
  51. Some people are early birds and some aren’t<br />
  52. And sometimes you just need to take a day off (and make up for it later)<br />
  53. When you are the boss, you work when you know you will work best<br />(Which is rarely 9 to 5)<br />
  54. 4<br />Work from Anywhere<br />
  55. Who says that everyone works at their best in one specific building?<br />
  56. Maybe you get more done when you have peace and quiet and work alone…<br />
  57. If your job is based mainly on a computer… you can work from pretty much anywhere!<br />
  58. 5<br />Creating Something From Scratch<br />
  59. If you get satisfaction from baking a cake from scratch…<br />
  60. Imagine how cool it is to create your own business!!!<br />
  61. 6<br />Constant Learning<br />
  62. When you start a business you have to learn a lot… FAST<br />
  63. Or else you wont be around for too long!<br />
  64. But you will get to learn some cool stuff<br />
  65. And be immersed in a world of new information and ways of thinking.<br />
  66. 7<br />Doing Work You Enjoy<br />
  67. Most people don’t really like work…<br />
  68. Most people don’t really like work…<br />
  69. But it doesn’t have to be like this!<br />
  70. Confucius said<br />“<br />The man who loves his job never works a day in his life<br />
  71. Waking up every day, and really wanting to do your job is amazing<br />
  72. It completely overrides all the negatives<br />
  73. And makes it all worthwhile<br />
  74. So!There you have it… <br />
  75. Starting your own business has its good and bad points<br />
  76. But on balance the “Goods” win out by a long way!<br />
  77. So get out there and make it happen :-)<br />
  78. Thanks for viewing!<br />
  79. This presentation is based on a much more in depth blog post that can be found here<br />Do you tweet? If so connect with me here (@clearpreso)<br />
  80. www.clearpreso.com<br />

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