Owning a business where you are in control is a dream that so many people share but very few have the self-belief to take the risk and do it!

If you are looking to start your own business here are some great reasons to get started TODAY:

1. Flexibility. Work your own hours.

2. More spare time (eventually). Spend more time with your family and friends. But note: This is only applicable once your business is established and you have employees handling the majority of necessary responsibilities. Don’t expect to have more spare time until you reach this point. In fact, expect to have much less.

3. Call the shots. Nobody else is going to set the rules. You are.

4. Set your own deadlines. No more last-minute rushing unless you want to do it.

5. Sell how you want to sell. Online? In-person? Inbound? Outbound? It’s your call.

6. Create your own environment. You can set the formality and culture of your organization.

7. Pursue your passion. You can do what makes you happy.

8. Create something from scratch. Watch your organization grow from start to finish.

9. Meet new people. Network with other entrepreneurs and professionals.

10. Build a team. You decide who to hire and bring into your company.

There are so many reasons to start a business and if these don't call out to you why not make your own list of reasons. Leave out the cons and only focus on the pros if you truly want to be an entrepreneur then there will be no con big enough to put you off. It's time to do something great in 2020 and put yourself in control.

Have you started your own business? Share your reasons for taking the leap in the comments below and inspire the next wave of entrepreneurs!