What no one tells you about entrepreneurship before you quit your job

Let us be honest, entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. So many complexities are involved in building a successful enterprise that making a decision to quit your job too early could lead to surprising results.

Take top entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who both took a massive amount of risks before they could scale up their respective companies. If they did not study the market well enough there would have been massive amounts of loss in their ventures.

Not everyone is built to become an entrepreneur so quitting your nine-five job too early could be very risky indeed.

However, there is hope.

In this article, you’ll see a few things to note before you quit your job to start your next big idea.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS NOT A WALK IN THE PARK

Entrepreneurs go through a lot of stress before they strike it big. Having the next big idea means that you have to be willing to pay the price to make it successful. Top executives in the world can attest to the fact that to build a successful venture entails making a lot of sacrifices to get the company on its feet

NOT EVERYONE IS CUT OUT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR

Before you quit your job ensure you have made proper research on the kind of business you want to start and if you are capable of running it. The truth is that not everyone is really supposed to be an entrepreneur, so taking the risk to start your own venture comes at a great price

YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP THE JOY OF HAVING A STEADY PAYCHECK

A paycheck is like receiving cotton candy from a candy man, it is pleasurable and full of joy, so before you decide to quit your job be conscious of the fact that you will not be receiving a steady paycheck any longer. So think very carefully about your decision

YOU WILL HAVE TO BATTLE SELF-DOUBT

You will battle a lot of self-doubt when you decide to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is full of mistakes, failures, and disappointment, so be prepared for a lot of self-doubt when starting out.

BE PREPARED FOR A LOT OF FRUSTRATION

You need to prepare for many frustrating feelings when starting out your new venture. It cuts across preparing a business plan, trying to find funding, selling your idea to venture capitalists and a host of other things. In a nutshell, Entrepreneurship is not easy.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO START THE BUSINESS PART-TIME

In this fast-paced world, it is important to note that before venturing out to start your business, you must still keep your full-time job while building your business part-time. In this case, before starting your next business you must be able to put it as a side hustle to support your full-time job.

UNDERSTAND YOUR FINANCIAL MARKETS WORK

Before starting your next big idea you must have an idea of how financial markets work, so it is advisable you do proper study and market research on the industry you intend starting the business in

Written by Charles Ituah

Charles Ituah is a creative writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He loves inspiring people and creating positive impact in his community. In his free time, he loves spending time with Family and catching up with the happenings around the world. He is a fun-loving person with a captivating personality.