Should I focus on a job working for an individual or organization or should I learn how to start a business? There is no best choice. This is not a question with a right or wrong answer, but rather what is the right career path for you.
Although small business is the engine of our economy it is not for everyone. To start your own business, you first need to have a passion for what you will be doing and also the skills, knowledge and resources. Next you need to learn how which is a job in itself – there are many organizations that will help you learn the steps to starting a successful business including Small Business Center, University of Windsor EPICentre and WEtech Alliance. Then you may need some start-up money or loans to get it off the ground. So all in all, it is a lot of work and even still – 50% of small business will not make it.
As such, the ideal person for this option will be a Risk Taker.
If you do not have a passion or idea that will take you down the path of starting a business, then finding the right job/career is definitely the right way to go. But you want to put as much effort into the right job as you would into starting the right business.
EasyJobBoard.ca or other job posting sites can provide you with a list of jobs available in your community but…
What is your personality style and where do you fit?
If you work to live – then you may want to do something that allows you to show up, work hard and then just leave at the end of the day.
If you want to feel needed and fulfilled by your work, you might want to consider something more social. Non-for-Profit work, customer service, sales or advisory work might be your fit.
If you want something physical so your work is your workout, perhaps something in construction, manufacturing or healthcare might be your fit.
So what I am really saying is that you have an opportunity to explore the right type of work that will make you money, bring you job fulfillment and satisfy your personal goals. You can try an online quiz www.jobquiz.com (please note this service does have a small fee) and that may be the thing that gets you pointed in the right direction.
Job vs. Small Business – the choice is all yours.