Whatever you are planning a personal business or a small business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer businesses, the time has never been better for starting a business. Many politicians will have you believe that the current up-rise in personal and small business activity is due to their policies, that is b*** s****, it is due to the greatest platform for entrepreneurial activity to date – the internet and related technologies.
Anyone between the ages of 13 (apparently) and 81 (?) can be a first time entrepreneur, and best of all – thanks to the technology available – it:
- Does not need a lot of capital: bootstrapping and outsourcing techniques allow you to start your business on the side at less than what you spend on a meal out.
- Only need very little business experience: we live in a time when business processes are rewritten, and much happens online, information, advice and tools are available for free, communities help you to build online networks and make starting easy.
So if you ever had a dream or goal in business, now is the time to start, some people make their hobby into a business, others their DIY skills and some even start social businesses for giving someone else a helping hand – the reasons and opportunities are truly limitless.
What business would you like to start today?