I meet a lot of people who say, I have “x” amount of money, can you tell me what business to start for this budget. For starters, this is great because you have a budget. So let’s prepare a checklist of what else you need to look at before choosing a business that is right for you.
1. Likes and Dislikes
You need to consider your likes and dislikes before deciding what business you want to pursue. Choose a business that fulfills your passion. If you have no passion towards fitness and you are obese as hell then starting a gym or a health related business may not be the right move.
Experienced entrepreneurs will tell you that a business is an extension of yourself. So, you can’t run away from that fact. So, choose a business that is YOU!
2. High Profit Margins
This is a bit of a controversial point. Not everybody will agree with me on this especially those who run high volume low margin businesses. But my personal opinion is, I like to stick to businesses with high margins. The low margin businesses are a bit too tight for me. I suggest you do the same as well. Look around for businesses with high profit margins.
Your business will define your lifestyle to a large extent. No matter how passionate you are about your business don’t look at it as a hobby. It is work where things need to get done, deadlines need to be met, operations need to be effective and you need to be profitable.
If you don’t like to work nights and weekends, don’t get into the restaurant business. Get into something where you get to work during the day and you can take nights and weekends off.
Another factor you need to consider is your budget. Some businesses are highly capital intensive and some are less capital intensive. If you get into the retail business be careful, retail is a highly capital intensive business.
So, write down a number on a sheet of paper based on your savings or the amount of capital you plan on raising from family and friends.
5. Skills and Experience
It’s so much easier starting a business that is centered around your skills and experience. If you are a fitness trainer, then it might be a great idea to start something around that skill or if you are a beautician then you could open a beauty saloon.
Hope this article helps you to choose a business that is right for you. These are just some of the factors to consider when choosing a business that is right for you.
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About the author
Vinil Ramdev is an entrepreneur, speaker and author of several ebooks. He is founder of StartUpGrowthExpert.com – An Online Magazine For Entrepreneurs who want to start and grow extraordinary businesses.