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  • If starting a business is something you’re doing just to make money rather than because there’s something you want to do or try, compare what you’d make working at a full or part-time job to what you’ll make with your own business.
  • There are some businesses you might not feel comfortable starting:
    1. Those that require a lot of physical strength or activity. If, for example, carrying heavy ladders and spending time at the top of them gives you pause, don’t be a window washer. If it doesn’t, then go for it.
    2. Those that require you to learn a new skill. If the thought of learning to write grants sounds overwhelming, don’t be a grant writer. If, on the other hand, you’ve always wanted to try it….
    3. Those that require you to commit to specific hours and spend more time on a daily basis than feels right for you, keep looking. Don’t start a business you know will take more time than you can comfortably devote.
    4. Those that require more customers or clients than you can comfortably support. In this case, think through your product offering and determine how you can increase the services or price so you don’t need as many customers or clients.