The Results Are In: Have You Considered Starting Your Own Business?

startownbusiness_smallIn a recent poll, we asked if you’ve ever considered opening your own business. The results show that, overall, Movin’ On Up readers either want to start their own business, are in the process of doing so, or already own a business. In fact, 46% of respondents stated they would like to start their own business but didn’t know where to begin. Nearly 20% of respondents already own their own business, while 17% were in the process of starting their business. Respondents who thought owning their own business was not financially feasible for them or did not appeal to them represented slightly more than 8% and 7%, respectively.

Because the majority of Movin’ On Up readers desire to open their own business but don’t know where to start, we wanted to provide a few helpful tips for starting your own small business.

The Small Business Association

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a great resource for small businesses in the United States. Whether you have questions about grants and loans, business plans, marketing, or virtually anything else about starting a small business, the SBA website is the place to go.

Franchising

A great way to own a business while having a large support system behind you is to buy a franchise. Franchises have access to training, help services, and other benefits that can simplify business ownership. If you’re interested in a franchise, this article breaks down the search for a franchise into a few simple steps.

Express Employment Professionals is the largest franchised staffing company in North America. For information about owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

Starting a business is something that many people want to do. However, it can be difficult to get started. Do you have any tips for starting a business? Have you experienced success with a small business? Let us know in the comments section below!

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