As a small business owner myself I’ve often wondered what drives other people to start their own business. I recently came across a blog post referencing a small business survey from Cox business in the US. The survey showed that only eight percent of respondents stated that they run their business for the purpose of making large amounts of money. This may seem surprising to some, but as a small business owner myself I don’t find it surprising at all!
Of course you need money for a business to survive and thrive but, less surprisingly to me at least, almost two thirds of the survey respondents felt that one of the prime motivators of owning a business is to be their own boss and be the creator of something.
I think this desire to build something from scratch makes entrepreneurship a somewhat creative pursuit in itself, but if your business idea also fits into a creative category, the very thing you are building a business around can become a drive in itself. In this way owning a business can be about passion and surrounding yourself with what you love. For me this is the essence of why I do it - my knitting business allows me to pursue my creativity, surround myself with creative people and pass creativity and skills to others.
But for you it might be different! So what does starting a business mean to you? - Becoming financially free, the freedom that comes with being your own boss, or being able to do something you love all day long? I'm sure there are a myriad reasons!
Whatever it means to you, we at Knitting For All are here to help you meet your goals. If you’d like a free informal discussion email us at [email protected] We would love to hear from you.