When it comes to business, profit is the name of the game. Making money is a key objective- however, there are plenty of other great reasons to start your own venture. Setting up a business is something that most people can do these days, you can put as much or little work into it as you’d like and it doesn’t need to be expensive to get started. Here are a few reasons why setting up a business can be great for self development.
It teaches you new skills
One of the most obvious reasons that starting a business can benefit you personally, is it’s a chance to learn lots of new skills and acquire new knowledge. You might choose to take an online learning course before getting started to build up your understanding first, or just learn as you go. You get to learn more about the area you’re selling in, however it also teaches you unexpected skills too. Everything from dealing with wholesalers to marketing to the process of switching accountants, there are lots of things you’ll have never done before that running a business can teach you.
It gives you confidence
Learning new skills and confidence go hand in hand. If you’ve been in a bit of a rut for a while, stagnating in your career and feeling like you’re not going anywhere fast then starting a new business venture could be your ticket out of it. Building up something from scratch and making a success of it can show you that you’re capable and really give your self esteem a boost. Confidence in life is so important, and sometimes all you need to do is prove to yourself that you are capable.
It keeps you productive
We all lead busy lives, and so during our time off it’s easy to want to sit around and not do much. Of course, relaxation is vital to good health- however if you spend every single weekend off work sitting in front of Netflix then this isn’t necessarily the best thing for you. Having a business you can work towards when you’re free can boost your motivation and keep you productive. These things can lead to feeling happier in general. If your business involves making things to sell, it motivates you to spend more time on your craft. You’ll be networking on social media, tweaking your website, taking photos of products and much more. There’s always something you can work on.
It could open the door to new opportunities
Even if you start your business as a hobby and a small, home based venture- who knows where it could lead? It looks good on your resume so could improve your career prospects, or if you’re successful you could quit your day job and go for it full time. You could use your experience to set up more businesses in the future, who knows, the sky’s the limit.
How do you think setting up a business could help with self development? Let us know in the comments below.
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