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New Year, New Business? How You Can Become Your Own Boss in 2017

Are you sat at home dreading going back to work in January? Having enjoyed a festive break with loved ones does the thought of working for someone else no longer appeal to you? Then maybe 2017 is the year you decide to take on your dream and become your own boss. Of course, it isn’t as easy as just leaving your job and starting on your own from scratch. It takes a lot of work, dedication and a fair few knock backs, but it is achievable. Just look at some of the biggest success stories of our time, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, to name a few. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can begin your journey to becoming your own boss in the future. Perhaps 2017 is your year after all.

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It starts with an idea

Do you have an idea and a dream? Good! This is important. This is the seed in which your new venture can grow. Nurture your idea, enhance it as best you can. But above all else believe in it.

Ensure you have a business plan in place

One of the biggest mistakes someone can make is not to spend time drafting up a decent business plan. This is your bread and butter, your plan and process to grow that amazing idea of yours. It enables you to work out what direction you want to go in, your marketing strategies and how you plan to succeed. It can highlight when money will need to be spent as well as any hurdles you could encounter. The best advice would be to spend some time working on your business plan to cover all angles. They can be referred to in the future and redrafted as your business grows.

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It’s time to be different

One of the main areas people can really set themselves apart from the competition is through their marketing and social media profiles and campaigns. Giving your start-up venture a voice and getting your business idea in front of people you never thought you could. However, this is only possible with decent marketing and social media, and if you aren’t too clued up in this area, it might be worth enlisting the help of an award-winning digital marketing agency such as E-Web Marketing. You may as well start as you mean to go on.

You have to spend a moment to consider the finances

The big question for any start-up venture is the money situation. Do you have investment or anything to start you off? You often find that some new businesses have little or no budget at the beginning and go on to do great things. But this is because they spend wisely and will most likely reinvest every penny to make the business grow to become a success. It’s worth spending some time working out what you plan to do with your budget.

So have you decided to start your own business and be your own boss? Congratulations! This will be one of the biggest challenges in your working career to date. But without risk you can’t make great things happen, right? Good Luck.

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My name is Sarah Sparkle, a Web and Graphic designer. I am passionate about all things design related including web, character, and graphic design.
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