small businessStarting a business can be scary, but also very rewarding. Sure, there are a lot of unknowns but there are also a lot of positives. If you are on the fence about starting your own business, check out these 12 reasons why you should according to Entrepreneur:

1. Flexibility - you can work your own hours.

2. You call the shots - you are your own boss and get to set the rules.

3. Sell how you want to sell - you get to decide how you want to sell and market your products, whether it's online or in person.

4. Pursue your passion - when you start your own business you get to do what makes you happy.

5. Build a team - as the business owner, you get to surround yourself with whoever you want and can build your team from scratch.

6. Invest in yourself - because you are the boss, you get to take the risk and gain the rewards.

7. New challenges everyday - if one thing is certain, it's that no two days will be the same as a business owner. You can find new ways to stimulate your mind each day.

8. You can stop working - they always say if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life.

9. Learn new skills - starting a business can help you to branch out and learn new skills for success.

10. Have more job stability - you never need to worry about being laid off or fired. It's on you to be successful.

11. Find pride and fulfillment - take pride in what you are doing.

12. There is nothing stopping you - all you need to do is take a leap of faith and start the business you've always wanted.

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