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Why You Should Start a Business in 2018

Why You Should Start A Business In 2018, If You’re Looking For An Ambitious New Year’s Resolution Andrew Zaeh / BustleBy KATIE MITCHELL 2 weeks ago

December is usually the month folks are really thinking about their goals for the upcoming year; the new year is an opportunity for a fresh start.  There’s a long-held belief that folks don’t follow through with their New Year’s resolutions, but, hey, maybe 2018 will be different (I can feel it!).

Since the upcoming year is going to be so amazing (speak it into existence), why not be ambitious with your New Year’s resolution and start a business in 2018? There are many benefits to being your own boss, including setting your own schedule, gaining financial independence, and earning recognition for your hard work.

Unlike working for most companies you don’t own, entrepreneurs get to set the tone of the organization and make sure they’re advancing with the company. The creator of TAGit, an app that allows viewers to purchase items from their favorite television shows, tells Bustle that being an entrepreneur is about more than just making money, it provides freedom and hope.

“Creating TAGit was about earning my freedom to create an inclusive professional culture. I decided to start my own business because it ga

ve me a creative outlet to combine my passion with everything that I learned in college and in my professional career in finance,” Ana Bermudez tells Bustle. “Being an entrepreneur is showing my family and my community that we are not limited by the circumstances in which we are born. Entrepreneurship creates hope.”

One common misconception folks have about entrepreneurship is that you have to invent an entirely new product or disrupt some industry, but that’s not always the case. You simply need to look at what your community is missing and go from there. Raianna Brown, a college student who went viral earlier this year for kneeling in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, is also an entrepreneur; she co-founded RAIIN Dance Theater in 2017. She tells Bustle about what inspired her to create her dance company: “I decided to start

a business because there aren’t many Black, female choreographers of my age who have the platform to put work out there telling our stories.” Brown tells Bustle that “no idea or dream is too big.” Read more at Bustle

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