The more important piece of advice if you want to know how to start a business is something that you may have heard many times before, but it still holds true. Be passionate.
You need to find something that you really like to do. It has to be something that you really enjoy. Think about it. How many people do you know that are in jobs that they hate? They hate their jobs but still drag themselves to work everyday so they can pay their bills. The only reason they do it because they are afraid if they don’t go to work they will get fired.
So, imagine if you decide to start a business and you do something that you really aren’t too excited about. You decide on something that is just ‘ok’, but nothing special.
At the beginning it may be good because it is different and you are doing things that are new to you. What happens when things start getting a little difficult for you? When it rains on your parade. Not matter how smart you are you will have rainy days. This is when it no longer is easy.
The problem is not whether you have the ability to deal with difficult things. It is a question of are you are motivated to handle these problems. If you are doing something that you are really not that excited about, then you just might starting thinking why bother. As soon as you get to this point it may be too late.
So, the real danger is not if you have the ability or skills to run a business. The question is do you have enough passion? While it is very important to have the skills and understanding of what to do, this is not enough.
Now we have come full circle. Unless you have the drive and passion when you run into challenges you may get stuck. These are the kinds of problems that can be bigger than the ones that are in front of you. You probably have heard this before, but if you want know how to start a business, you need to find something that you are passionate about.