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Ten Reasons to Be a Business Owner

Aug 17, 2007
We live in uncertain times. All around us companies that have been considered long standing, strong and secure are down sizing, and even selling out. Companies that stay in business often cut back on their benefits such as health and retirement. The era of getting a job, moving up the corporate ladder and retiring with the gold watch is in the past. Even if your job is not in jeopardy, as your life progresses, your children grow up and move away and you find yourself in a higher tax bracket with fewer tax deductions. Many people live in fear and scarcity wondering if they are going to have to work until they die just to have the basic necessities of life. Is all lost? Of course not!

With all the uncertainty there is still hope and ways of creating security for the future. The key is finding your passion in life and investing in your self. Starting your own business is one of those ways that can create many benefits. Here are the top ten reasons to be a business owner.

1. Job Security. Business owners have job security. They never lay themselves off. As a matter of fact if business slows they have the option of doing what it takes to increase sales.

2. Maximum Pay. Business owners choose their wage. They can create more business when they need or want more money. Employees work to make the business owner rich.

3. Flexibility. Business owners can choose their work schedule. They can plan around family events such as weddings, ball games and school programs. Vacations can be incorporated into business trips.

4. Control. Business owners are free from being told what to do and when to do it. There is no supervisor to answer to, judge them or look over their shoulders.

5. Tax Benefits. Business owners have the advantage of more tax savings than employees. There are things that are deductible such as a home office which includes deducting a portion of utilities, insurance, taxes, interest and improvements. These expenses you would be paying for anyway, but if you have a business they can become tax deductible. This is just one example - there are many more.

6. Enjoyment. Business owners enjoy their work because they choose a job they like. If you choose a business that you are passionate about you will not only enjoy it but you will be successful as well.

7. Fulfilment. When you are doing a work that you enjoy and feel is important it is fulfilling. Business owners constantly set goals and reach them. They take pride in their work which leads to self esteem.

8. Product flexibility. An employee has to push whatever product the company says to. Business owners have the flexibility to change products and services according to the market. If a product or service becomes outdated or unpopular it is exciting to move on and keep up with the times.

9. Enthusiasm. Business owners who love the products and services they offer have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm attracts more business. Customers will always come back to a business that shows enthusiasm and a love for what they do. It is a positive energy that creates synergy and always produces success.

10. Retirement. In today's world, retirement is unsure and risky. People who have worked for the same company plan on a good retirement and then one day it is gone. Creating a business that you love can last long beyond retirement age. Business owners can train others to run their business and when they choose to retire, it can be with a good passive income.
About the Author
Christopher Anderson wants to share his success as a business owner with others who desire to own their own business. He also believes that the economy is stronger with more business owners, and as a result, he is focused on helping business owners succeed. Lone Peak Business Solutions
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