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					Reasons For Starting Up A Company

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People set themselves up in business for many different reasons.
Sometimes they have an idea that will fill a niche in the market or is a
vast improvement on current products or services available.

We’re not all creative geniuses, though – but this doesn’t mean we can’t
succeed in business. Many people set up a company simply to put
themselves in control, perhaps because they feel passionate about the
work that they do and feel that they will be able to make more of a
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People set themselves up in business for many different reasons.
Sometimes they have an idea that will fill a niche in the market or is a
vast improvement on current products or services available.

We’re not all creative geniuses, though – but this doesn’t mean we can’t
succeed in business. Many people set up a company simply to put
themselves in control, perhaps because they feel passionate about the
work that they do and feel that they will be able to make more of a
difference by doing it their own way. This can often make starting up a
business much easier – there’s no unfamiliar territory to explore in
terms of the industry and the market. You’re also likely to have a ready-
made network of associates and contacts in the field.

Another common reason for starting up   a business is to make money from a
hobby. Not all pastimes can be easily   turned into profit-making
businesses, but if you manage to come   up with the right idea and the
right business model you could end up   with a business that gives you a
great deal of pleasure and enjoyment.

Then there are the social reasons for starting up a business – not
everyone does it for the money. Perhaps the company has a charitable
purpose or aims to give something back to the community or the
environment. Although this can be very satisfying, it can be a challenge
to keep afloat as such companies often make no profit and any surplus
that is made is reinvested in the cause.

Finally, one of the other most common reasons for setting up a company is
simply lifestyle choice. Some people feel that being their own boss will
give them the flexibility they desire in their personal lives. Other
people find themselves in changed circumstances and want to take
advantage of it – for example, making the most of a windfall, changing
career after losing a job or being offered the opportunity to take over
an established company.

A word of caution though: no matter what your reasons are for wanting to
set up your own business, don’t do it purely with the goal of making
money and jetting off to live in paradise. It’s not because this is an
unrealistic fantasy – some very lucky entrepreneurs do strike it rich in
business and hopefully you’ll do the same – but because it’s not likely
to give you enough motivation and drive to keep it going, particularly in
the challenging first few years of the business when you may be
struggling to make ends meet and profit is isn’t even visible on the
distant horizon. You’ll need some other purpose and goal to see you
through it and give you the steer you need to take the business in the
right direction. Think carefully about the fundamental aim, vision and
objectives for your company. Do you want to contribute to a good cause?
Make a real difference to society in some way? Transform the current
market by being the most innovative or providing the best service? Make
people’s lives easier? Promote a particular hobby or pastime?

				
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