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Making The Move From Self-Employed To Business Owner

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There are many reasons an individual might want to take a step away from self-employment and become a business director. Firstly, people who register limited companies will protect their assets. So, if someone decides to take the business to court, you won’t lose your home. That is not the case for people who are currently self-employed. Secondly, starting a company means you have a lot more flexibility, and you stand a chance of making a fortune. So, this article will highlight some of the options on the table. If you’re self-employed right now, the information below should point you in the right direction.

Converting Your Current Operations

Before you do anything else, you need to work out the best way to earn from your new venture. You could continue performing the same jobs as you did when you were self-employed if you think there is enough potential for profit. Let’s presume you were a personal trainer and now you want to take things to the next level. Starting a business in that niche will mean you can keep all the same clients and customers. You just have to get the paperwork sorted, and those individuals won’t notice any difference in their service. However, once you have a company, you can start to employ more personal trainers and build your enterprise.

Launching In A New Market

Sometimes self-employed people realize their current activities won’t convert well into a business. So, in that instance, you just need to think outside of the box and identify a closely-related opportunity. Sticking with the personal trainer concept, you might think about opening a gym or something similar? You could even offer fitness classes to businesses with lots of employees. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination. Just remember to:

  • Get some professional advice
  • Employ the services of an accountant from day one

Investing In A Franchise Opportunity

Lastly, if you want to move away from self-employment but you worry about your skills as an entrepreneur, you might consider buying a franchise. There are lots of gym franchise opportunities available today if you know where to focus your attention. Think of the idea as a middle ground between your continued self-employment and the concept of starting a company. You won’t have to worry about things like growth and marketing because you’ll receive instructions when you acquire the franchise. In most instances, you’ll just need to seek some investment from the bank to make the purchase and get things off the ground. Just be sure to pay a lawyer or experienced legal representative to check any contracts before you sign on the dotted line.

You should now have a conventional understanding of the three options in front of you. People who lack confidence in their business abilities should think about the last suggestion if they want to increase their earnings without taking too many risks. When all’s said and done, franchises have established and proven business models. So, you should find it much easier to succeed than you would if you decided to start from scratch. However, some folks like that challenge, so just walk the path that’s right for you.

 

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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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