I hope you enjoyed this month’s introductory series to Embracing Industry!
One thing I appreciated from each woman was their faith walk, love for family, and how their businesses accommodated their assignment at home.
Having our priorities in order is essential before starting any new project or business.
Today, I would like share 10 things to consider before starting your own home business:
1. Have you prayed about it?
Taking our desires to God for His guidance and wisdom is a great place to start.
2. Have you talked to your husband?
It’s important to discuss our dreams and ideas with our husbands.
As leader of the family, they have a vital role in our decision-making process.
I’ve witnessed from my own husband, that they have our best interests in mind. Our husbands have the foresight to discern if this is the best time or if we may need to scale down on our ideas.
3. Is it the time right?
Timing is important in your decision, after praying and sincerely considering your husband’s instruction; you should be able to determine if you need to start now or later.
Honestly, there is no need reason to rush. I don’t like waiting, but there is a lot to gain from being patient.
4. Do you have a keen interest or enjoy this business?
You will learn quickly if this business venture is something you truly enjoy. If not, after the “honeymoon period” you will probably be ready t0 throw in the towel.
I’ve found that you can measure your interest in life happenings. Although difficult times occur you still find the time to keep the business afloat, even if it’s at a minimum
Also, this is a good time to decide if this something you want to further pursue.
5. Have you considered the cost?
Here is where the real work begins. Can you afford to give the time and perhaps the finances to start this business? This would be the time to plan out everything you believe you need to do to start your home business.
6. What is your motivation?
It’s time to be honest about why you are doing this. Are you doing it because you believe it is what you need to do?
Sometimes our motivation can be influenced by what seems to be popular versus what is necessary.
Don’t allow selfish ambition to be a motivator in creating a business.
7. Is your business relevant?
Choosing a business model that will compliment your family will help with the success of both home and family.
In addition, take into consideration the flexibility and workload required to maintain your priorities.
8. Do you need support?
Creating a plan will allow you see if you need help in certain areas. Do you need assistance in a particular skill set? Reach out to friends and family or research individuals that can help you get your business off to a good start.
9. Are you prepared?
As mentioned many times in our series, planning is key. Do you have the materials to get started? As it has been said before,
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
10. Do you have FOMO (fear of missing out)?
Don’t move in haste, consider numbers 1-9, if this is something you are supposed to do, it will happen in the right time. The appointed time will save you stress, labor, and money.
Starting a home business can be an exciting and rewarding venture. Consider the above tips as you embark on your new enterprise.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out my post on 5 Ways To God After Your Dreams With Purpose.