STAPLES BizTIPs: This summer, think business

By Small Business Expert Roger Pierce, BizLaunch

Many business ideas are hatched during summertime. As we laze around on vacation, our minds naturally ponder new goals and ambitions.

Whether you already run a small business (and want another!) or are thinking about launching your first one, it’s helpful to understand these common reasons for starting up to see if any apply to you.

  • A better life for your family. Properly designed, a small business will afford you maximum schedule flexibility and income potential – key ingredients to a more rewarding life for you and your family.

  • A burning passion. Most people would kill for the chance to do what they love every day of their lives. Entrepreneurs find a way to make money doing what they love to do.

  • The desire to be the boss. No one likes to be told what to do. No one likes reporting to a fool just to collect a paycheque. Entrepreneurs can’t stand the idea of a boss so they become their own.

  • The chance to earn an exceptional income. While most entrepreneurs don’t do it just for the money, you can decide to earn as much of it as you want. In fact, 75 percent of North American millionaires are self-employed.

  • Recognize a better way. Sick and tired of the way their employer does things, aspiring entrepreneurs see the potential to do things differently – and act on it.

You can learn more about this and other how-to topics in a free STAPLES BizLaunch Webinar. To find one near you, please visit today.


ROGER PIERCE is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve success. Co-founder of Canada’s largest small business training company,, he’s launched eleven small businesses of his own and personally experienced what he calls “the good, the bad and the ugly” sides of entrepreneurship.
BizLaunch advises thousands of Canadian startups through its popular how-to seminars and webinars delivered with partners such as STAPLES.

Do/did any of these reasons apply to you? What were your reasons behind starting your own business? Share them below!

By Adam

July 15, 2010