5 Reasons to Start Up Your Startup in 2012 - Page 2
4. Reap What You Sow What You Reap What You Sow – Overnight success is the exception. If you’re like most budding entrepreneurs, you’re ready for some hard work over the long haul. In fact, you probably labor as diligently for your current employer, as you would if you owned the place. Yet you’re rewarded with just a fraction of the bounty. The boss gets the rest. So, imagine having your own business, where you get to decide what happens to the fruit of your labors. Peach cobbler anyone?
5. It’s In the Flow — The world is very aware of, and strongly supports, small independents and bootstrappers these days. New legislature permitting crowdfunding and other more accessible means of raising capital may soon make bureaucracy-ridden bank loans a thing of the past for small business. And, thanks to affordable, previously unimaginable technology, efficiencies in every aspect of running an office free up startup owners’ time for more important priorities. Even competing against larger players is easier, now that online platforms enable project-by-project collaboration among “nanocorps”, in order to compete against more established industry players. The opportunities are truly unprecedented.
To sum it up, you can either sit around hashing out others’ opinions for the next 12 months, or you can start a business. Which do you choose?