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What It's Really Like To Start A Business

Working for yourself has its perks, but running a company isn't exactly a "cake walk" either.

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A lot of us dream about working for ourselves.

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The freedom that comes with self employment sounds pretty amazing. Doesn't it?

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And there's nothing quite as satisfying as doing work you love.

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But before you fire your boss and all your co-workers...

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...there's something you need to know.

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Running a company comes with A LOT of baggage.

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A new business venture is a HUGE financial and emotional "Leap of Faith"...

...with no guarantees of success.

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In order to get to this:

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You'll have to endure a lot of this:

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And that's not all...

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A lot of small businesses get off to a rocky start.

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Most business owners have to work longer hours than anyone else.

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And it's not easy to find good employees who are qualified to do the job.

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And it's not uncommon to come across people who will lie, cheat and steal from you.

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Give it enough time, and the government will eventually pass laws and regulations that make it WAY harder to do business.

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If you ever get audited by the IRS, it feels a bit like this...

...then your CPA and Attorney will send you the bill for their services.

When your investors ask when you're going to turn a profit, you'd better have a good answer for them.

...and while you're balancing all these things, don't forget to maintain a good, healthy relationship with your friends and family.

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Self-employment is pretty great though (really, it is).

There's nothing quite like closing the deal of a lifetime.

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And the freedom that comes with the package is unlike anything you'll find in the corporate world.

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In the end, remember that everything worth having comes at a cost.

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And when you finally find success, you'll have the respect and admiration of your peers.

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Don't give up. It's worth it! Keep pressing forward and you'll find what you're working toward!

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