Entrepreneurs Thrive with the Support of Family and Friends

Recruiters are driven by their passion for the industry. The lure is the ever-changing responsibilities which surround the overall processes, but ultimately its about making placements and filling bookings. When it comes to making the decision to run your own recruitment business, there are several different factors to consider.

Identifying the reasons for wanting to become your own boss often stem from personal motivations, such as financial freedom and flexible working hours. The principal choice to become your own boss and start a business will also be heavily influenced by those around you. The discussions you have with your family and friends will be one of the key drivers to making the move from employee to becoming a new business owner.

Types of Support

It’s a big decision to step out your own and run your own business, and there are always a variety of factors which will help you to reach your final decision and make up your mind. Entrepreneurs undoubtedly carry a personal burden as they are naturally driven to want to achieve success and the drive to own a thriving business. Having the added reassurance and backup of family and friends, whether its’s financial, operational or emotional support, as you embark on your own personal journey towards success, is likely to further increase your chances of success.

Joining in on the Journey

The thing to understand about the entrepreneurial journey is that the first steps are going to require certain sacrifices, which are likely to affect those around you more than you realise. Which is why it’s important to communicate with your loved ones and make sure they understand their part in the journey they’ll be taking with you. Discussing the fact that there will be highs and lows will prepare each person for the upcoming business challenges and the eventual celebrations.

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Having stability in a home environment makes all the difference to someone’s mindset, as initially when starting out your own, the challenges and demands can place additional pressure points on any family environment. There will also have to be conversations where you’ll need to discuss how you’ll manage both financially and emotionally in the early start-up days.

Extended Family

They will also know you well and be able to give you the encouragement and support you might need when you take those first steps on the path to owning your own business. Extended family can also be a blessing when it comes to things like childcare and additional support and resources. Maintaining a work-life balance is the ultimate goal for most entrepreneurs, alongside earning plenty of money of course, and family and friends are a core ingredient in the mix.

Friends

Friends can be a great sounding board and they can also play a part in keeping you social. In the first few months, your desire to succeed will likely mean long hours and complete focus on work. Friends can be there to remind you of the important things, such as taking a step back and taking time to evaluate where you’re headed. They’ll also be there to keep your relationships on track, so you don’t get too lost in your own private world of work, and help you to remember there’s more to life than work.

Peers and Network

It’s not always possible to talk to your peers as you may currently be working with some of them, however if you do get the chance to discuss your ideas with someone who has been in your shoes, they’ll be able to provide a wealth of invaluable information based on shared experiences.

Personal Network

Being surrounded by steady people in your life who will be there no matter what, is essential on the journey to being a fully-fledged entrepreneur. As human beings, we all need to feel supported and accepted for who we are, not what we do and having real friends and family members around you can reinforce a sense of self-worth, and ultimately help you to achieve your goals and ambitions of running and owning your own recruitment agency.  

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