6 Myths Stopping Entrepreneurs From Starting Their Own Business – Part 1
If you have ever considered starting your own business, then you must surely have heard about a few common myths that tend to hold back most would-be entrepreneurs. The thing is, if you let myths get in your way, your business may never see the light of day. In addition to that, things might seem even worse if for some reason you know of anyone that started a business in the past and failed miserably.
Even so, no matter if you don’t feel confident enough about your business idea to apply for a personal loan to fund it, or if you’re just scared to try it out in the first place, you should definitely re-examine at least some of your beliefs about what it really takes to launch a successful business.
So, before you get any more paranoid about applying for a personal loan to start your own business, let’s take a look at six common myths that a lot of people believe are true when staring your own business:
1. You Need a Business Degree First
While having a business degree or at least a basic college training in business can be extremely helpful when looking forward to start your own business, that is by no means a guarantee of success in you new endeavor, just as getting money from a personal loan to fund your company is not.
In fact, the truth is that all entrepreneurs end up learning the trades of their companies and of business in general as they work on them. However, some of the most valued qualities in all successful entrepreneurs are to have strong communication skills, be highly organized, have an intense desire to succeed and of course, have the ability to learn from their mistakes. As you have notice, few to none of these qualities that can be learnt at a business school, so all you might be needing to start your business might be a small push and some personal loan funds to get it running.
2. Wait for That Revolutionary Idea
This is perhaps one of the biggest myths out there when it comes to starting your own business. The big problem with this one is that it stems from all those always-glorified reality shows and success stories that show every night in the news.
You see, the thing is, there will always be a few inventors and geniuses out there that will manage to have real breakthroughs and to run very successful businesses. This however, doesn’t mean you have to follow their steps. In fact, you can be perfectly successful by using just a few good ideas and adding to them your own personality. The key factor here is to be able to manage all you projects and plans and to follow them through with passion and drive. Whether you need funds via a personal loan or support from banks and lenders, that is secondary. What will get you up and running with a successful business is the passion you have for your idea and the commitment you put to make it happen.
There it is. On our next entry we will take a look at the remaining four myths that tend to block potentially-successful entrepreneurs from starting their own businesses and we will also learn why personal loans are necessary, but not the most important factor to succeed with your own company.