Why to start-up

For a long time, I have been thinking about what makes people want to embark on an enterprise so risky that they can sometimes lose everything, with the possibility of creating something better, all on their own, and It has always struck me with wonder and mixed feelings the various answers I have gotten from the awesome people I have worked with, especially since I myself have been in both sides of the court. On one side I have been in a 9-5 job, where one tries to get in a better position, grow and climb the “corporate ladder”, and on the other side being a solopreneur and managing a lot of essential areas of a business for it to maintain and grow.

In these various conversations, doing some introspection, and of course some reading, I have been able to identify some reasons why this entrepreneurial spirit fires up in people, it obviously varies from person to person, and the singular situation everyone is experiencing at some point in their lives. They go from wanting more freedom, which can take the shape of flexibility in their schedule or when it comes to creativity and decision making; it has come to me that there are certain types of people with personalities that don’t like being subordinates and having other people boss them around, other people just love the feeling of creating and having something of their own to nurture for it to grow, there are the people for whom the financial growth potential is really appealing; and sadly, but not in a bad way, there are the ones for whom it was their last shot, to name a few.

In any case, as we can see, there’s a variety of reasons why people would want independence and not a 9-5 job, so if you’re thinking of starting your own business, Congratulations! That’s an excellent decision! And obviously, there is nothing bad with 9-5 jobs, since, depending on the field you’re in they can be fulfilling and well paid either, they can also bring some stability to people’s lives, in some, it can be financial or even help people organize themselves, and much more.

Going back, here are some of the reasons why I believe people start their way to entrepreneurship:

You're the Boss

When you’re your own boss, you set the rules. You call the shots. You’re in charge. And that’s an incredibly appealing prospect for a lot of people.

Being an entrepreneur means that you get to be the master of your own destiny. You get to create something from scratch and make it thrive. You get to be in control of your own future. And that’s an incredibly empowering feeling.

So if you’re looking for a career where you can be in charge and make your own decisions, entrepreneurship is definitely the way to go.

Creative Freedom

When you’re your own boss, you can be as creative as you want. There are no rules or limits to what you can do. You can come up with new products, services, and ideas, and put your own spin on things. You’re in charge, so the sky’s the limit.

Being creative is one of the most appealing aspects of entrepreneurship. It’s a way to express yourself and your ideas and to see them come to life. It’s also a way to stand out from the competition and carve out your own unique niche in the market.


You can make money. This is, quite frankly, the most appealing reason to embark on entrepreneurship for most people. When you’re your own boss, you get to call the shots and you get to keep the profits. That’s a pretty sweet gig.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that you’re going to make money when you start your own business. But the potential is there. And if you’re willing to work hard and take some risks, the rewards can be great.

Think about it this way: The vast majority of people will never become wealthy because they’re content to work for someone else their whole lives. But if you’re willing to strike out on your own, the sky’s the limit.

Your Future In Your Hands

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re in control of your own destiny. You make the decisions, you set the tone, and you call the shots. That’s a pretty appealing proposition for a lot of people.

For many, owning their own small business is a necessity. They start out doing what they love and eventually, it turns into their livelihood. But for others, entrepreneurship is all about the freedom and control it offers them. They want to be their own boss, they want to set their own hours, and they want to work on things that matter to them.

At the end of the day, it’s all about finding work that plays a role in your individual purpose. And for some people, that means entrepreneurship.

Game Changer

One of the most appealing aspects of entrepreneurship is the ability to make a difference. When you are a solopreneur or small business owner, you have the potential to change your community and even the world.

You are not tied to a corporate structure or bogged down by bureaucracy, so you can be nimble and adapt to change quickly. This means you can respond quickly to needs in your community and make a real difference.

For example, let’s say you own a coffee shop. You could partner with a local charity to host fundraisers or donation drives. Or, you could use your business as a platform to raise awareness for a cause you’re passionate about.

The bottom line is that as an entrepreneur, you have the power to make a real difference in the world. And that’s pretty darn appealing.

Final thoughts

So there you have it: the top reasons why entrepreneurship is appealing. Do you have what it takes to be your own boss? Are you up for the challenge? Only you can decide. But if you’re looking for a change, if you’re looking for more freedom, if you’re looking to make a difference, then entrepreneurship might just be the path for you.

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help build theirs.”

― Tony Gaskins

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