Have you ever had the itch to ditch the traditional day job and go at it on your own? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of opening a restaurant, or you have a passion for design and want to start your own Web design company. Whatever dream you may have, there’s a good chance you’ve put it on the back burner, let it simmer, but never did anything with it. Well, there’s no time like the present. You’ve gained valuable experience over the years, learning in college, at the day job, and through everyday life. While there will always be a learning curve, you need to gear up and lay the foundations down of your company. In fact, here are top reasons why you should start a business in your 30s (and why you should stop putting off that dream).
You’ve Developed Skills That Will Transfer To Your Own Business
By the time you’ve hit your 30s, you’ve been working for some time. In fact, you’ve probably been in your current career path for at least a decade, if not longer. The skills you’ve developed over this time will help you when opening a new business.
But what happens if your future business has nothing to do with what you’re doing right now? There’s nothing wrong with that at all. You might work in accounting now but want to move to running a restaurant. The accounting knowledge you have will help. You’ve also learned how to follow a set schedule and communicate professionally with others. All of this is will help you with your new business.
You’ve Seen The Future
You’ve been in your line of work for several years now. And, chances are, you’ve seen the future. You can see what your life will be like five or ten years down the road. Does it really look like something you want to do? If you stay with the job, you might find it difficult, if not impossible, to walk away. In a way, you’ll become stuck. In your 30s, you’re anything but stuck. So take advantage of it.
You’ve Learned The Art Of Networking
Networking is important for any business. You’ve had to hustle and create everything yourself up to this point. From finding work to talking with other employees who also started at the ground up. You’ve developed a strong network. You can use this networking to build your new business. You can also pull from this skill as you grow your idea for the new company.
You Have Time For Failure
It’s important to be completely honest with yourself. There’s always a chance a business will fail. There’s no shortage of reasons: It wasn’t prepared properly, it didn’t have a good location, marketing was bad, or it was ahead of its time. If you wait to start a business, you might have one shot at your business. But in your 30s, you can fail, learn from it, and come back better than ever.