Debunking the Myths: Myth #6: You Can’t Start a Business While Looking for a Job

Most of us have unexpectedly lost a job and subsequently thought about starting our own business; however, having little or no income while we launch a business and grow a customer base makes getting a job a necessity. You really can do both if you take an approach that reduces your financial risk and sets […]

Myth #5: I’m Too Old to Start a Business

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: Those that require […]

Myth #4: I Can’t Afford to Start a Business

Most businesses won’t yield enough return on investment in the first year or two to be your primary means of support. With that caveat your can provide more income than if you do nothing, and, more importantly every journey begins with a first step. If you’re fortunate enough to still be in the work force and reading this […]

Myth #3: Starting a Business is Expensive

It doesn’t need to be.  In the book: $1,000 Start-Ups (available on Amazon.com) I’ve provided detailed information for 60 businesses you can start for less than $1,000. For each of these, there’s a list of the estimated start-up costs. This includes everything you need to get started including your licenses, insurance, and the materials you’ll need to produce the […]

Myth #2: Growing and Running a Business Takes Long Hours

When I look back at the businesses I’ve started and consider the comments made by business owners I talked to while writing this book, one common theme is: most people who open businesses try, often by necessity, to make a living with their business from the start and are driven to spend whatever time it […]