ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Reasons to Start your own Business

Updated on October 30, 2012

As a woman who works for herself and owns her own business, I can tell you from personally experience that there are a number of good reasons to start your own business. I can also tell you that it's not something that's for everyone and that there are probably as many reasons not to start your own business as there are to start one. To know whether or not you should start your own business, you really need to do some self-assessment, seeing if the reasons to start your own business are right for you.

Here are just some of the reasons to start your own business:

  • You can work from home. Although this isn't true of every business, it's true for a lot of them. Many people find this situation to be ideal for a number of reasons. They have children and want to be home with them. They live in an area that doesn't offer a lot in the way of employment opportunities (such as a very rural or remote area). Or they simply don't like having to go out and deal with the world every day but still want to be productive people. Working from home offers people some great situations and is one of the most common reasons to start your own business. Just be aware that there are downfalls to working from home that need to be considered as well. Take a look at this article by Isabel Isidro for a realistic look at some of the problems of working from home.
  • The flexibility of your schedule. Perhaps you're just not a morning person so being to work at 9 doesn't work for you. Maybe you want to be able to take an afternoon yoga class without having to explain your schedule to your boss. Or it's possible that you just like the flexibility of working fourteen hours on Monday and taking Tuesday off. The flexibility of your own schedule is another of the common reasons to start your own business. However, be aware that this means you'll need to be self-disciplined to make sure that you're really working as much as you need to in order to make your business work.
  • You make the decisions. It's frustrating to have a boss telling you want to do or a team of people helping you to make decisions. When you start your own business, you are the only one that you are responsible to. There's a lot of weight that comes with that but there's also a lot of opportunity. It gives you some creative freedom and lets you really live by your beliefs.
  • What you earn is up to you. This also isn't always true. But in general, there's unlimited room for potential income growth as you work to grow your business. You can invest as much time as you want to make the kind of money that you want to make. Of course, you're also investing your own time and your own money in this business so you may lose out, but many people think that the risk is worth the reward.

These are just some of the major reasons to start your own business. 


Submit a Comment

  • profile image


    8 years ago

    DON"T AGREE !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • profile image


    8 years ago

    need info on starting a daycare

  • profile image

    Frank Crandell 

    8 years ago

    There are a lot more people taking the plunge and starting their own business ventures these days thanks to the difficult economy that has resulted in job loss. They are using the opportunity to pursue their own goals and take control of their own financial destiny.

  • tipredictable profile image


    8 years ago from England

    Great post, i dont see why more people wouldnt start up on their own, so many perks yet alot more hard work however the benefits in the end make up for those few years of hard work!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)