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How to stop making excuses and run with your business idea

There will never be a “perfect” time to start your business, so why not start now?

Introduce yourself to a stranger as an entrepreneur, and invariably that person will start talking to you about how he or she has this million-dollar concept that will change everything. You’ll listen politely and eventually respond with something like, “Sounds great, why haven’t you pursued it?” And that’s when the inevitable “if only” comes out: “If only I had the time/money/manpower/energy/[insert excuse here].”

But here’s a fact that every entrepreneur knows: There’s never enough time, money, manpower or resources to launch a business with ease. And it’s rarely the perfect time in your life to start a business. But you do it anyway, in much the same way you buy a house or get married or start a family; you regularly venture into huge and scary unknowns that could wipe you out financially and emotionally if you fail.

All this is to say that the best time to launch a business isn’t after the economy improves, or after the kids reach a certain age or when you have X amount of money socked away in your retirement account. The best time is now. If you have a solid idea and the passion to see it through, then you’ve got all you need to get started.

…to read this article in full, visit leading US entrepreneurial resource entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur Magazine has been inspiring, informing and celebrating entrepreneurs since 1973. Entrepreneur.com offers real solutions to the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, including tips, tools and insider news to help build – and grow – businesses.

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