5 Signs It's Time to Launch a Business

Launching a business is a big decision that you’re sure not to take lightly. But how do you know when the time has come to make the leap? Like most things; it depends.

Keep reading to look at the five signs it’s time to launch a business. If they start to sound familiar, it may be time to jump into the startup pond.  

You’re Obsessed with an Idea

Have an idea for a business that you just can’t stop thinking about? Or maybe, you don’t have anything concrete but you keep running into the same problem that doesn’t have a good solution. You’re obsessed! If you’re also passionate about solving this particular need, doing research and talking to people about it, see below, you might be ready to launch your own business.

You Have a Good Network

They say, “it’s not what you know but who you know.” Never is that more true than when launching a business. Startups rely on free advice and expert referrals from a trusted network in order to find new partners, funding, employees and customers. So the bigger your network is, the further ahead you’d be if you decide to strike out on your own.

You Have a Good Support System

Launching a business can put a lot of pressure, not just on you; but on your family and friends too. To be a successful business owner, you need strong, unwavering support from these people who will carry you through some highs and lows and forgive you when you cancel at the last minute or forget important events.

You Can Afford to Take Risks

Sure, everyone can use more money, and launching your own business will not be cheap. It will require significant investment from you, and others. But if you’re in a situation where you have the freedom to risk some of your hard-earned cash, now might be the time to consider it.

You’re Bored of Work

Dread going to work every day? Can’t fathom looking for another job and working for another boss? Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, or seeking some excitement, being bored at work can be soul-crushing. And it could be a sign that it’s time to leave the 9-to-5.

While launching a business is exciting, only you and your family know when it’s really the right time. But if you're nodding, “yes” while reading this, it might be time to explore launching a business even further.


By Andrew Patricio

August 07, 2017