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None of the steps to starting a business is  ‘hard’. They might require knowledge you don’t have. They might require a skill you’ve never developed, but with the availability of information today, you can learn to do about anything. Surf the Internet, read a book, take a class, and practice until you master the new skill.

You can make it easier by taking the time to develop a business plan that includes every step necessary to start your business.  The more thought and effort you put into it, the more you will be focused and the fewer unpleasant surprises you’ll have as you start your business.

Once you’ve written the plan, assign an order to the steps, estimate the time it’s going to take for each one and make a commitment to yourself for when you’re going to complete that step.

You can gain confidence and learn valuable information by taking a part-time job working in a business that’s similar to the one you want to start. If it’s a small business where you take the position, be upfront with the business owner. If you can determine ways to collaborate rather than compete, you’ll both benefit from the experience.

The myth that starting a business is hard is just that, a myth.