New Year, New You: 8 Reasons to Start a Business Right Now

Photo by: Etsy
You can start slow
The upside to starting a business in January is that it's typically a slower month for shopping. That lets you work out the kinks and get a well oiled routine in ... more 
Photo by: Etsy
You can start slow
The upside to starting a business in January is that it's typically a slower month for shopping. That lets you work out the kinks and get a well oiled routine in place. I like to use the quieter months to catch up and make as much inventory as I can because I know the busy times are coming.
-Jennifer, A Merry Mishap
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Fri, Jan 25, 2013 2:08 PM EST

Many people have dreams of starting their own business, but the idea of taking those first steps can be daunting. Be it financial circumstances, bad timing, or just plain lack of confidence, it often feels like there are more reasons NOT to take the plunge into self-employment. However, we found some incredible artists and crafters on Etsy that were able to successfully take their products to the next level by creating their own businesses, and they were more than willing to share some tips with us. With our New Year's resolutions still fresh in our minds, we wanted to know: Why is now the right time to start a business? Find out what these top Etsy parents had to say! - By Babble Editors



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