Entrepreneur. Dreamer. Investor. Mover and Shaker. Yes, that's you! Are you considering starting your own company, but are thinking "I have got to be crazy considering everything going on in the world right now?!" Trust me, I get it. I wanted to share some information and a few thoughts that hopefully encourage you in the pursuit of your dreams.
1) Statistics: 44% of the United States' Gross National Product (GDP) is from small businesses. Small businesses create 1.8 million jobs annually. Small businesses employed 59.9 million people in 2016. So why share these statistics with you? I share these snippets of information to show you that you aren't alone! You have a powerful opportunity to band with other entrepreneurs and impact your communities for positive.
2) Freedom: In an age where we are consistently seeing large corporations give in to corruption and greed, owning a small business means you get to operate it with integrity, honesty, and expertise. Yes, small businesses are hard work, but you have more freedom to craft your life around what is important to you.
3) Innovation: Hard knocks in life often create better and more powerful solutions. Starting a business now, you are coming in to the market at a time when you have to be creative from the start. Building your business starts with a firm foundation.
4) Purpose: I'm a firm believer in taking risks. Well, educated risks. Every start-up has some kind of risk, but it also carries the opportunity to grow, to thrive, to help others, and to pursue your purpose. Those things are nothing to shake a stick at. It was through preparation and prayer that Rhema Agency is now a reality. We may not know exactly what is in store, but we do know that we are pursuing our purpose, helping others, and growing - and that is life-changing.
If you are thinking of starting a business or are looking to grow your business, we would love to chat with you!