?Determining if you should start a small business is right for you can be manipulated by other factors that you need to be aware of. So let's begin the process by establishing your responsibilities in this. First things first, learn as much as you can about the industry, the product and the demand of the service. The worst thing you can do prior to joining a network is repeat quotes about their industry that isn't true. For example, I was introduced to someone who asked me what industry my business was in. Since I own multiple businesses, I said travel, referring to one of them. Then the guy rambled on about how the travel industry was dead and assumed I wasn't making a profit. I thought this was so hilarious because the travel industry is the largest industry, even bigger than oil and my team is one of the top producers in the company. So don't be foolish, do your research and ask lots of questions and make sure to get the answers. ? It's time for you to accept running a business is going to cost you more of an investment than what you expect it to, every time. Apply your research and seek those who are producing from the industry you're interested in then ask questions about marketing ideas, effective tools, and personal experiences. This will help you get an idea of what your investments into the business will be. Make sure to listen with intent because the tips you receive from successful people will structure your business and add value. ? Learn about your competition extensively. Compare them to what you're looking for, and keep note of the qualities you like. This can be easily done by subscribing to their newsletter and seeing what they offer. There are many small business opportunities out there and to ensure your choosing the right one for you, just do your do diligence. ? Be original and get into business for any other reason than to make money, this will help you succeed where others fail. For example, I know a woman that joined one of my networks; she was struggling financially and is sick with a condition so her prescriptions are a ridiculous amount a month. She joined this particular network because it offered free major medical health and life insurance. She is growing steadily with her business and adds new partners on a consistent basis. Now the same network but a different person who spoke of nothing but making lots of cash, still has no one signed up under them. In network marketing a large number of its participants fail, so cut your odds down by providing service, quality and customer satisfaction. Know you're getting into business for yourself and money will and always does follow. ? Starting a business takes a lot of time and devotion, now is the time for you to forget about the 40 hour week and realize much more is demanded of you. In order to achieve wealth you must be willing to work hard, very hard, and long. For example, the other day I woke up at ten in the morning and stayed up working on my pc till almost 6 in the morning! The next couple of days I did this and noticed it not because I enjoy what I do and how I make my money. The same can be for you, just be devoted to growing as an individual. ? Here's a key factor in starting your own business, your organizational skills. While in business for yourself you need to keep accurate records for your taxes, banking and your own purposes. Keeping organized now will help you eliminate issues in the future, so make sure to keep your own records even if someone else is. This way you can reference your notes and quickly establish if there is a problem and fix it. ? Many small business owners have family and friends working for them, and it's because their loyal. If you don't have a family of members all flocking to work for you rest assured you can find reliable, experienced employees from all different sources on the internet, and more. There is always an abundance of people looking for work so tapping into them is fairly easy. ? Every business owner has a lawyer, accountant, and insurance agent, so you'll need them too when you start your business. These professionals will become very handy to you and are an asset to getting things done. ? Deciding if you should run your business is a big decision and should be made with a sound mind. Please keep note, there is no individual who will run your business the way you do, treat your customers with respect like you do, or watch your money like you do. The joy of owning a small business is having the power of decision, and it's in your best interest to leave that power in your own hands, so keep others out of certain aspects and do the rest yourself. Anything else that needs to be done can be leveraged so don't worry about it. ? Lastly it's very important you follow this and stay positive no matter what. Even when you fail, hurry yourself to get back up and accomplish it. If something tragic happens, immediately remove yourself mentally and locate the opportunity. There is opportunity everywhere, like an idea, and you can't get rid of it, so use it. Please keep note, your direct influence will affect you (negatively or positively) and its time you surrounded yourself with likeminded individuals, these relationships are priceless because they are the ones that hold you and your business accountable, they discuss and spark ideas, and the support is limitless. ? Above I have provided you with the necessary steps to starting a small business. But the real story begins when you take action and you place them into effect. I know as a new business owner you need networks and friendships of people that genuinely want to help you. A great resource for finding these people is the internet and can be done simply by completing a search. So start your business, take lots of action and have fun with it!