Starting a birth business: how to start a small business
Dreaming up and starting a birth business can be an exciting and rewarding event. No one ever said it would be easy work though. If you don't work for your passion and your dreams, you better bet that no one else will do it for you.
As soon as you start to offer services in exchange for payment you are a small business owner or at least an independent contractor. There are millions of small business across the U.S. and the number keeps growing. While we might get bombarded with corporate giants daily it is good to know the majority of revenue and employment is in small businesses.
should you open your own birth business?
Yes, if you are willing to put in the work. Passion, dedication, and perseverance are required to thrive in a small business. If you are just looking for quick income, then I suggest getting a job. Owning a small business is far beyond a job. It is a way of life.
Starting a birth business can be one of the most rewarding experiences. You get to be in control. You are your own boss, make your own hours, and get to keep your profits. On the flip side you have sole responsibility for bringing in clients, doing all the work, and putting in money to start your business.
Owning your own business is empowering, but I won't sugar coat it; it is also a risk. There is no one true path to becoming an entrepreneur. It is a learning curve for most people. Starting a small business is a big decision, but with the right amount of gusto you can build and live a life with less stress, more freedom and a bigger impact.
what is your first step to starting your birth business?
One of your first steps to starting your birth business is to create a solid foundation for your business. This includes a business plan. While many successful business owners have obtain success without one the majority of people who fail in their business did not have a solid plan in place. Business owners who have a business plan are twice as likely to succeed than those who do not.
Some of you may be panicking a bit at the thought, but a business plan does not have to be complicated. You can be as detailed as you want in your business plan. The more you get out of your head and onto paper the more likely you are to see if your business ideas are feasible. Do a quick google search business plan templates to get you started or check out BABES Business Plan 101.
all in all
Starting your own birth business can be a life altering positive experience. It is a big commitment of your time, effort, and money. Risks are involved. Your success will highly depend on how much you put into your business. Make a plan and see if it is a commitment you are willing to make.
What kind of birth business do you want to start?