Starting a Business?

Starting A Business is a Huge Amount of Hard Work. Make Sure You Enjoy It. Quote by Richard Branson
“Starting a Business is Hard”

You’re absolutely right, starting a business is hard.

There I’ve said it.  Because I used to say it wasn’t hard.

But then I realized that when I said starting a small business wasn’t hard I was doing myself and other small business owner a disservice and that wasn’t my intent.

What I meant was:  

None of the Steps Are Hard.
  • You might need to learn the steps. 
  • There might be information you have to find.
  • You might have to learn a new skill

Fortunately, with the information available 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. 

It’s no secret I wrote a book that can teach you how to do it.   You can get it here … but please read to the end first!

Enjoy Starting Your Business. 

In other words,

  • start a business
  • doing something you enjoy
  • for people you enjoy being around. 

Don’t rush or put extra pressure on yourself or your business by spending borrowed money or quitting your job.   The accumulated stress will affect you and everyone around you.       

If your your current income is an issue you can gain confidence and learn valuable information by working in a business similar to the one you want to start, whether it’s full-time or part-time.  If you go to work for a small business be upfront with the business owner. Assure her you want to collaborate rather than compete and you’ll both benefit from the experience.

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Published by Leah Ward-Lee

Leah Ward-Lee, the author of "$1,000 Start-Ups", is a serial micro-entrepreneur. She opened her first business at ten after lobbying for and receiving a shoe shine kit for Christmas. She pulled her wagon through the neighborhood, going door-to-door, offering to shine her neighbor’s shoes for twenty-five cents a pair. Once her wagon was full, she took the shoes home and polished them. Unfortunately that business was short-lived. She hadn’t tagged the shoes and couldn’t remember whose shoes were whose, so her dad went with her to retrace the route until every pair was returned. Since then she’s had businesses developing and teaching college courses, instructing aerobic classes, owning half a plane that was rented to a flight and maintenance school, and renting homes. She’s also owned a consignment store, a gift shop, a gift basket business, a consulting firm, hosted The Executive Toolbox (a weekly radio show), and a publishing company. She also spent twenty years in the US Army, served as the Chief Information and Technical Officer for two major insurance companies, and has a second career as a management consultant. Leah resides in Dallas, TX and on Amelia Island with Sammy and Goliath, her two rescue dogs.


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