You haven’t got to be the biggest, fastest or strongest to start a business

Entrepreneurship or, more basically, just starting your own business, is a great leveller – anyone can do it, and, according to the RSA, the minorities in our society are over represented in business start-ups, which further proves the point. Those facing the greatest challenges also start businesses.

The Dragons Den/Apprentice style of entrepreneur may be good television entertainment, but many of us who start and run small businesses want no more than flexibility, freedom, plus the chance to make a living. Few of us will make a fortune as, statistically, the average turnover of the one-woman-band is under £70k. That doesn’t matter: being in control of as much of your destiny as you can more than makes up for all the challenges.

Read this article if you can, but if you don’t and have a business idea, just go for it.


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