My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Starting a Business

How to Know When to Start Your Own Business (Infographic)

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

There will always be a reason why now isn't the right time to start your own business. And there will always be a reason it is.

Have a look at the infographic (below) from the startup organization Funders and Founders that challenges many of the excuses life presents. You just started school? Well, says Anna Vital, the organization's founder, just going to school alone won’t do anything for you, you have got to get out there and "do." Vital recommends you get your business idea rolling while you are in school. Just got married and too busy settling down to launch a business? Vital says you have just got yourself a perfect co-founder.

Courtesy: Funders and Founders

Fear of the unknown is the biggest obstacle for many want-to-be-entrepreneurs. But everyone struggles with some degree of fear. Many people are far better off when they do exactly what they are the most afraid of.

Where were you in your life when you started a business? Were you afraid? And if so, what did you do to confront that fear? Leave a comment below and let us know. 

 

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

My Love Affair With Comfort and Why I Had to End It