Some people get tired of working for someone else and think it would be better to run their own companies. There are over 33 million small businesses in the United States. (California alone has more than four million businesses.)
If you have been thinking about owning a small business, read below how it could help you and other people.
Ways owning a small business helps you
You reap the following advantages with a small business:
-Setup control: Many small business owners operate from commercial buildings they rent. However, you do not have to limit yourself to a commercial building. You could run your company from a live/work unit or a home office.
-Worker choice: Though some employees are lucky to have friends at work, others aren’t. Because people cannot choose their co-workers, they have to make do with shallow acquaintances — or worse — bullies. You don’t have to worry about tolerating people you do not like as a small business owner because you can run your business with family members, childhood friends or by yourself.
Ways owning a small business helps others
Other people benefit from small businesses as well:
-Small businesses produce jobs: In California, nearly 50 percent of people work for a small business. If even five percent of small businesses closed in this state, approximately 367,000 people would be out of work.
-They can patronize a company that targets their particular needs: The beauty of creating a business is that you can find ways to target a demographic and provide a solution to their problems. For example, your business can provide products/services for left-handed people or those requiring special diets.
Now you know how small businesses assist you and other people, the next step is to plan it out. Seek out experienced legal guidance to get started in the business formation process.