The saying goes “it takes money to make money”. If only this saying was easy for all of us.
So how does one go about making money without having money. In my case it took me many years working hard for other companies to have enough money to start to venture out on my own to be able to take the leap of faith and risk to be able to survive through the year without relying on a salary.
The time comes in anyones life when they need to make a decision on whether to follow their dreams and that came for me at the age of 30 when I decided to start my own business.
Slowly but surely over time over many years the money started to trickle in to an extent that I was not exactly without worry but I was able to start supporting myself without having to continue to dig into savings continuously that I had tried to live off during the lean months while still building the business. Like any business to get up and running it took about 5 years until I started to feel a little more comfortable. Luckily with the support of amazing suppliers with quality brands as well as excellent distributors the hard work and discipline started paying off to start having a level of comfort.
It was an easy decision to make to start my own business as it was always a dream, but it was not an easy decision to leave the comfort of a secure or semi secure job however I guess what job is secure nowadays in the current climate. I took the risk, I took the gamble and year after year things started getting better. Thankfully today times are better however not without worry as any person owning a business will say. Any advice I have for anyone starting their own business is -never get to comfortable, never get complacent, keep believing in yourself as so many days you will want to pack it all in, maintain discipline and so important is to always keep money aside -you never know when you will need it. Business is up and down and there are always unforeseen expenses coming ones way…