I’ve talked with many, many people about their reasons for starting their own business, and surprisingly not one of them told me the possibility of earning huge profits was their No 1 reason.
The reasons for starting their own business were – in a nutshell – because of a frustration they had in their job where their employer did not include them in decision making or the direction of their business.
The person was:
- not listened to when they did offer new ideas for improving their employer’s business
- not encouraged by their employer to input new ideas for improving their employer’s business
- not consulted on changes to the running of the business before it affected them (and when there were big changes, this made it even more important to be consulted on).