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Why Others Can't Start a Business

By Roger Younce
Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2004

How many times have you heard someone say I want to work for myself or I want to be self-employed and be free from working for others? If you are like me and own your own business you hear that a lot. Now let us be honest. How many times do you get sick of those same people telling you that and don't do anything about it. Personally I get tired of hearing it. So why don't others do the steps to start their own business? There are a variety of reasons but to me the reason boils down to one reason and that reason is fear.

So what are they afraid of? Many times it is the fear of change and failure. Sure, no one wants to fail but that is a chance that all new business owners face. The fear of failure is a very powerful emotion. All new business owners not only have to face the chance of a business not being successful they have to face the fact that many of their family and friends and watching to see if the business will be a success. The sad thing is most of the people we hope will support us in our new venture are sometimes the ones that help destroy the dream of owning your own business. So what do you do to eliminate the fear of failure in a new business? You basically seek out others who have started their business to gain insight into how they did it.

Most business owners started some where and most likely they observed other successful business owners to figure out how they started. Like the old say goes "don't reinvent the wheel". The key is for new business owners to do their homework. Yes I said homework. There is work involved in starting, maintaining and continuing a successful business. Think about it. If it were easy everyone would be doing it.

Having your own business can be one of the most rewarding aspects of your life. You get the freedom to your own boss. But with that you are responsible for the failure and success of the business. There in no one to blame but yourself.

So the next time some one tells you they want to start their own business. Do what I do. Tell them that talking the talk gets you no where. So have to walk the walk and your success is all up to you.

About the Author
Roger Younce owns and operates QuickLearn Computer Training Services in Cabot, Arkansas. QuickLearn Computer Training Services offers all types of Microsoft Office training for individual users and small businesses. For more information visit the QuickLearn Computer Training Services website at (


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