Risk vs. reward: A business of your own

Ever considered starting your own business?

MatthewThere are millions of successful small businesses in our country, but there’s always room for one more. So on the next few screens, we’ll help you consider whether starting a small business is right for you.

CarlosStarting and managing your own business can definitely ask a lot more of your time, energy, and talent than most jobs ever do. It may require a major investment of your own money and it might be risky. But it could prove to be a lot more rewarding, too.

MatthewRunning your own business can give you the satisfaction of using your talents and doing work that you enjoy. If you’re a good money manager, it could be financially rewarding, too.

3 photos of entrepreneurs: a man stocking shelves, a florist, and a chef.

Before launching a venture of your own, consider gaining experience by working (or even volunteering) for a similar business, ideally a successful leader in the field.

Note: If you’re searching for a winning business idea, look for ways to deliver a better solution. Listen to what people say they’re not able to find in existing businesses, and find a way to deliver it.

Click the Next button to see if you have the personal qualities of many successful entrepreneurs.