THE HIDDEN BENEFITS OF STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS February 22, 2022 | Business Tips , Franchise | business growth , small business , motivation , networking , entrepreneur By Shauna Nilsen, NPI, Inc.'s Recruitment Coordinator There are many clear incentives to starting your own business. More free time, no pressure from a boss, and being able to make more money are just a few of the benefits that attract people the most. But there are other pros to venturing out on your own as well. Here are some of the added benefits to running your own business. Build your own self confidence. You may find that as you start to grow your business, you’ll also start growing as a person. You’ll have to break out of your comfort zone a bit and strengthen your belief in your own abilities. It’s easy to doubt if you’ll be successful, but the more you improve, the bigger boost you’ll give yourself. Soon you might notice that speaking to new people or trying new strategies isn’t as scary as before. Your clients will also notice how confident you are, and they’ll be impressed by it! Make new connections. Going on your own sometimes means leaving your old social circles. But that’s not always a bad thing. Soon, you’ll start meeting new people, whether they be clients or fellow business owners. Building a strong support system has been shown to make people more successful compared to those who fly solo. You’ll gain new insight and advice on the best ways to keep moving forward and sustain your success. You can end up making new friendships that’ll last a lifetime! Inspire those around you. Within the new groups that you join and even to some of your old ones, you might become someone people look up to. Carving your own path isn’t easy, and your fellow entrepreneurs are sure to recognize this. Your family and friends may also start to notice the dedication you’ve put towards your business and how well it’s paid off for you. It could inspire them to go after something they’ve been wanting to do for a long time, too. Being a role model for others is another way to build your own confidence. Help your community. A small business does more than just benefit you as an owner. You also help by investing back into your community. You support other local businesses when you partner up with them. You can also help create an employment opportunity for others interested in your industry. Work with your family. Not only do you get to spend more of your time with your loved ones, but you also have the opportunity to involve them with your business! Working with your family can be very beneficial since they act as your built-in support group. You don’t have to spend time searching for employees that may not end up being the right fit. And when the time comes for you to retire, you have the option to pass your business on to your family members. Discover a hidden passion. Going in a new direction may reveal a passion that you never noticed before. You’ll become more motivated and of course, happier. When you hit hard times in your business, having your family by your side can help push you forward. Request Your Free Info Kit Today At NPI, we’re continuously aiming to improve our offerings and extend the catalog of services we provide to our existing franchisees. Request your free information kit today and get one step closer to being your own boss as a National Property Inspections franchise owner! About the Author Shauna Nilsen, Recruitment Coordinator Shauna has 12 years experience in research and development of policies and procedures, and training manuals. She started at NPI in our National Accounts department, assisting with placement and follow-up of all inspection orders and invoicing. Shauna now leads NPI's Recruitment Department to onboard new NPI and GPI franchisees.