10 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Thinking of starting your own business but unsure where to start? I’ve compiled a list of ten reasons why you should become an entrepreneur and share your ideas with the world!

Take inspiration from Hailey Brooke McFadden. She is the owner and founder of Power Move Marketing, which she started after graduating from The Wake Forest School of Business where she received a Masters of Science in Management after completing her Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Film and Media Aesthetics. 

Hailey started Power Move Marketing because of her competitive drive derived from her D1 volleyball experience and after her clients in the private consulting industry encouraged her to form her own company. She had outperformed their previous marketing companies and excelled at her job. Everyday, Hailey makes a positive impact on her clients by helping them reach their full potential. 

Just like Hailey pursued her passions and started her own company, you can do the same! Check out these ten reasons as to why you should make an entrepreneurial Power Move:

1- Pursue your Own Passion - By starting your own business, you have the chance to pursue a passion and do what makes YOU happy. Whether it is a product that’ll make your life easier, a service that will help others, or anything in between- starting your own business will allow you to combine work with fun. Making money while doing something that gives you joy? Sign me up! 

2- Flexibility - When you are your own boss, you can choose when and how often you work. You can set your own hours, which gives you more flexibility in your schedule for family and friends, self-care, and downtime.  If you want to work that 9-5 or work a few hours each day, no one is stopping you!

3- Deadlines - You have the liberty to decide when projects are due. Choose when you want your projects to start and end and how many clients to take on at once. No one else is in charge of you, take control of YOUR schedule! By setting your own deadlines, you can ensure that you are working at your best pace.

4- Call All the Shots - When you are your own boss, you have full control over how the business works. You can pick what you want to sell, how you want to market that product or service, and who you want to work with! When you create all the rules, you have the power to control the future of your business. This is a great opportunity to further your decision-making and leadership skills!

5- Create your Environment - With full control, you can determine the work environment for your company. You can outline the morals, values, and atmosphere that you want to create for your team. Being an entrepreneur means you can lay the foundation for your company’s reputation and actions both internally and externally. 

6 - Create Job Opportunities - You will be able to provide job opportunities for your team members and boost the economy. By pursuing your passion, you can inspire your employees to do the same. These job opportunities will give full-time employees and interns the opportunity to learn the industry first-hand and receive an incredible mentor in you! 

7 - Invest in Yourself - Creating your own company might be hard at first, but it will be VERY rewarding in the long run. You will have had the opportunity to learn the ropes of your industry with firsthand experience. This will give you a chance to learn any areas of growth and weaknesses in the industry and learn how to improve your companies. We only have one life, use yours to follow your dreams!

8 - Develop Personal Connections - As a small business owner, you will be able to develop more personal, meaningful connections with clients than a larger client could. Your conversations will be more intimate and you will have a better understanding of their goals with you. This means that you will be able to help them grow and develop new ideas easily. 

9 - Work from Anywhere - Working from home has been a lifesaver for many, especially in a pandemic. When you own your business, you get to choose where you work; whether that is your home, the beach, or an office! This flexibility is great for anyone with a family, a partner, or wanting to travel on the job. 

10 - Give Back - As a successful business owner, you will receive recognition for the valuable work that you have done. You can build up a reputation and sense of credibility in your industry. Once that’s done, you will have the potential to help others follow their passions. You can serve as a mentor, an investor, or a friendly face to a fellow entrepreneur!

Hailey Brooke McFadden is doing exactly that with Power Move Marketing: giving back to her community. She has created the Power Move Women in Business Search, and is on the search for a female entrepreneur with a passion for her business. She wants to give one lucky female business owner $5,000 to take her business to the next level.

This will help the business owner financially, help raise awareness for their business, and create an uplifting community around them. Power Move Marketing is a supportive community and wants to help other women feel empowered and inspired to reach their fullest potential.

For more information on Power Move Marketing and the Women in Business Search, click HERE

Author: Payton Hoffman