Nowadays people have been sticking it to the man and launching their own business ventures. There are several reasons associated with starting a business. However, we would like to outline some great ideas for starting a business, along with some not so great ideas.

1. I hated my boss

We understand that your boss may not be the easiest person to work with. Always taking every opportunity to tell you how horrible a job you're doing. Constantly breathing down your neck to ensure that you are capable of doing even the smallest of tasks. Yes, success is the best kind of revenge, but launching a business because you hated your boss isn't going to be enough to keep you motivated long term. After all the key to a successful business is the ability to remember why you decided to start your business in the first place and "I hated my boss" just doesn't work.

2. I wanted total control

Let's be honest, having full control doesn't guarantee success. If that were the case, then there wouldn't be so many businesses that fail within the first 5 years of operation. Having full control is great, but knowing how to wield and leverage that control to yield results is what matters most. Owning your business does offer a great deal of control, but that alone isn't enough to ensure success.

3. I wanted to earn a lot of money

Okay, it's time to dispel one of the biggest myths out there. Launching your own business doesn't always equal tons of money. Building a successful business requires time and patience. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? The tortoise won the race despite the fact that it ran the slowest between the two. "Slow and steady will always win the race".

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