No matter how rewarding your full-time job may be, finding the right side business idea and eventually becoming fully self-employed is even more meaningful than great pay and solid benefits. But, as you identified, if you do want to start a business – choose the right one for you, and that’ll make it as easy as possible for you to cut down on the learning curves because you already have the strengths and skills you’ll need to be successful.
From Jefferson to Gutenberg, Rockefeller to Carnegie, and today’s Walton family (Wal-Mart), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), and Mark Zuckerman (Facebook), these are people whom have found huge economic success by coming up with great ideas to base businesses on.
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Start with this 18-step checklist to becoming a local business consultant from Karyn Greenstreet and when you’re ready to get serious about becoming a consultant, check out all of my picks for the best online business courses to keep building your skills and learning how to land your first clients.
Before you think that my broad rules of thumb don’t apply to you, perhaps because you have some related experience or a good idea, I offer to you that, on average, the type of business you choose to go into will have more impact on your chances of success than even factors such as your experience or how unique you consider your idea to be.