Business has started to pick up with ITegrity Solutions, and as a result last week I handed in my resignation with MTS. My last day is October 11th. A few people were surprised to hear the news and a few were concerned that the timing is not right, given that I have a 2 month old now.
But is there ever an ideal time to make a big change? There is always a reason to not do something. Either it is the unknown, possibility of failing…tons of reasons. Sure…it is a little scary leaving a steady job with a large company, but of all the people I have been around lately it really seems like the best thing to do.
Depending on where you are, you will see the different angles of owning your own business. Someone unhappy in their current job or unhappy with their boss think that owning your own business means you don’t answer to anybody and you can do what you want. While technically this is true…it might not be the best way of keeping clients. Real world, you are always answering to someone. However, owning your own company gives you the opportunity of firing a client (can’t fire your boss!).
Someone happy with their job and receiving benefits might think leaving the big company means loss of pension and benefits. Again this is a partial truth, as being a business owner I have the choice if I want to provide health benefits and to what degree, same with saving for retirement.
I’d like to think that the past 2 years in my BNI group I’ve been able to gain lots of knowledge of running a business and protecting myself and my family. Having lots of professional support has been invaluable to me, and I think I’m ready to take on the small business world while at the same time having freedom to be able to spend more time with my daughter.
I guess time will tell.