12 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business
Starting a new business is usually an exciting time for every entrepreneur.
But just diving into a new venture without planning can be a disaster.
An article from Businesstown.com explains that it’s important to ask yourself these 12 questions:
How much cash will I have at risk?
How much time will it consume?
How much energy will it take?
Do I currently have other obligations that will prevent me from giving the business 100 percent?
Would there be a much better time for me to start a business other than now?
What are my alternatives if I don’t start a business now?
What are the chances of success?
Am I looking at starting a business from a position of relative strength – feeling good about myself and feeling I am relatively well off – or am I looking at starting a business from a position of relative weakness – recently laid off from a job and being behind on my bills?
Can I test-run the business part-time before quitting my job?
Should I choose between a higher-risk or lower-risk businesses?
Suppose my business provides less income than I expected. How long should I stick with it?
If the business doesn’t work out, how easily will I be able to pick myself up and move along to the next endeavor?