If you are reading this article, then you are definitely a candidate for quitting your day job and starting the business of your dreams. Your day job offers you security and benefits along with a steady stream of income. Running a small business offers no guarantees.

If you do not take authority very well or you are always critical of procedures at work, then you could be a good candidate for running your own business. Many small business owners get their start because they just cannot handle the authority of their boss. If you want to tell your boss to take this job and shove it, then you probably should start making a business plan.

Working for an employer gives you a steady stream of income, but also limits you on the income you can make doing other things. Starting a small business offers you the opportunity to turn your dream into profits without limitations if you are savvy during your expansion phases.

Most people are happy going to their 9 to 5 job and relaxing at the end of the day. This routine happens every day, but what about the business owner. Usually the business owner works longer hours and more days than their employed counterparts. Do you have what it takes to be a business owner? If you are passionate with a lot of energy and don’t mind sacrificing your time for a while, then business ownership is for you.

You are a natural organizer and problem solver. When something goes wrong at work, you naturally take control and become the problem solver. You enjoy solving issues and making everything run smoothly. Owning your own business requires strong organizational and problem-solving skills. You have what it takes!

You don’t mind taking risks. Risk takers have the advantage when it comes to running a small business. They will make a leap for a quick change without blinking an eye or worrying about the consequences. This attitude paves the way for a successful small business. Nervous worriers should stick with their day job.

You have come to the end of the line with your coworkers. You do not like lazy people and feel that their work is pushed onto everyone for their refusal to work. You are critical of how they do their job. You would rather be the boss and clean up the entire work force. Instead of trying to change what you cannot change, why not carve out a piece of the pie for yourself. Be your own boss and don’t worry anymore about what others are doing in the workplace.
You enjoy being around leaders. Being in business for yourself ultimately connects you to business people. Many business people are natural leaders. When you find that most of your friends are business owners, then it is time for you to make the leap and enjoy the company.

You always like to do things your way. When you are given a task at work, you naturally have your own way of completing that task. It could apply to any task. In essence, you always do things your way and you don’t care what others think. Owning and operating a small business is the perfect fit for the person who insists on doing things their way.

Pride and recognition are two good reasons to own your own business. Often the payoff is not in dollars and cents, but in pride and recognition. When the people around you are proud of your achievements, you feel pride. Being recognized in the work place is the way employers continue to get you to work hard for them. A sense of self-pride keeps the business owner working towards his/her business goals in the same way. The only difference is the business owner works more with self-pride than the employee counterpart.

In short, certain qualities make good business owners. You don’t like authority, your coworkers are not competent, you don’t mind taking risks, you are not a stressed person, you are organized, you are a good problem solver, and you love the pride and recognition that comes with owning a business. You are on your way to intellectual, creative and financial freedom.