Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting ready to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Different business owners also have different reasons why they love their businesses. It might be the products or the customers they deal with, or it could even be the fact that they are the ones in charge of it all. The reasons are as varied as the businesses themselves.
We asked some entrepreneurs what they loved about “being their own boss” and here is what they have to say.
#1- Challenges and problem-solving
I love the diversity of challenges being an entrepreneur provides. If I was given the same set of tasks with no obstacles or unique problems to solve, I would absolutely wither away. Being a business owner means if I don't have any problems to solve, I can make problems! This gives me regular accomplishments and stimulation that simply makes my life more interesting. If you can see problem-solving as an opportunity and less of a traumatic event, you'll love the entrepreneur life even when things get hard.
Thanks to Dallas Waldon, Land Boss!
#2- Opportunities for growth
Though there are many things to love about being an entrepreneur, my personal favorite is the opportunities I'm given for personal and professional growth. As an entrepreneur, I must learn to adapt to changing circumstances, take risks, and develop problem-solving skills. Each time I'm faced with a situation that pushes me beyond my comfort zone, I'm able to reinforce the skills I already have while also acquiring new ones that I can use in the future.
Thanks to Jeffrey Kimmel, Salenger, Sack, Kimmel, and Bavaro LLP!
#3- Opportunity to explore unlimited earnings
What I love about entrepreneurship is the opportunity to explore unlimited earnings rather than be limited to a fixed salary and the whims of a boss. You can reap profitably by trying new ideas and exploring opportunities to find solutions for specific market needs. You can pick your own team and choose your own clients with whom you find natural alignment while doing what you love to do. Entrepreneurship requires hard work and persistence. If done right, you can measure success in the form of profits that allows you to triple and quadruple your earnings and find true financial freedom.
Thanks to Brian Crane, Spread Great Ideas!
#4- Sense of ownership & responsibility
Being an entrepreneur is having the freedom to pursue your passions and create your path on your terms. You get to set your schedule, decide which projects are worthy to pursue and choose how you want to run your business. You’re often working on new and innovative ideas, and need to be creative in order to develop and execute these ideas successfully. By creating a business that solves a problem or meets a need, you can make a difference in the lives of your customers and your communities. It often involves taking risks and pushing oneself out of their comfort zone.
Thanks to Shanelle Hicks, Thrust Beauty!
#5- Standing true to yourself
Being an entrepreneur allows me to stand true to myself and not just be more concerned with pleasing others. It has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, develop skills and abilities that have made me a better and more competitive person, and given me a sense of purpose rather than remaining chained to a pay package. It tests your mettle and nurtures in you the courage to look into the future and be responsible for your destiny. It gives you a sense of liberty to do your own thing.
Thanks to Roman Milyushkevich, Scrape-it!
#6- Making positive impact
I find that one of the most rewarding aspects of being an entrepreneur is the ability to make a positive impact in the world while pursuing my passion. Building a successful business is not just about making money; it's also about creating meaningful change and leaving a lasting legacy. I love the sense of freedom and independence that comes with being an entrepreneur, as well as the opportunity to constantly learn and grow. It's a challenging and dynamic journey, but the ability to create something that truly matters is incredibly fulfilling.
Thanks to Dr. Masica Jordan Alston, Jordan Peer Recovery!
#7- Creating a team of like-minded individuals
As a business owner, you have the opportunity to create your own team of like-minded individuals who align with your vision and work style. The ability to cultivate and develop the skills of your team members can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of entrepreneurship. When positive and productive team members surround you, you can’t just stop learning. All those new knowledge and experiences keep you, as a leader, going and improving the business seamlessly.
Thanks to Andre Oentoro, Breadnbeyond!
#8- Freedom and creative independence
One of the best features of being a business owner is the freedom and creative independence you get. Being an owner means you have chosen the path you know you are interested in, which means you use your creativity at its peak. It gives a sense of freedom to explore a wide range of possibilities. You can engage with employees, share the flow of creativity, and get them on board. You experience the losses and wins firsthand. Your success becomes an inspiration for your fellow workers.
Thanks to Nick Musica, Cash For Your Junk Car!
#9- Opportunity to create magic
The thing I love about being an entrepreneur is the opportunity to create something from nothing. The entrepreneurial vision is the greatest creator of solutions for problems that humanity is facing. Being an entrepreneur is truly the road less traveled because very few people have the ability to live with uncertainty and without safety and security. Yet the incredible thing about it is that we have the opportunity to create magic. That spirit of innovation is what inspires me each day.
Thanks to Andréa Albright, Beverly Hills Publishing™!
#10- Creating job opportunities
As an entrepreneur, I feel immense satisfaction in creating job opportunities for others. Seeing someone achieve success through an opportunity I created is deeply fulfilling. Not only does it make me proud of the role I played in their success, but it also motivates me to continue creating jobs. It gives me the chance to make a difference in people’s lives and improve our economy as a whole I feel proud and rewarded when creating jobs, but it also brings value to the company and drives our economic growth.
Thanks to Hamid Ur, PCB Assembly!
#11- Creative empowerment
It lights me up to be able to tap into my entrepreneurial spirit in creative ways every day—whether I’m creatively finding solutions, creatively crafting messaging, or creatively coaching my clients. I get the opportunity to practice trusting myself as I explore how to use my unique skill set to help others become a better version of themselves and find better life balance.
Thanks to Charis Santillie, Charis Your Life!
#12- Performing at my utmost potential
The most satisfying aspect of being an entrepreneur, in my opinion, is having a sense of responsibility towards different people, such as employees, customers, and investors. This accountability pushes me to do my best work and constantly improve. As an entrepreneur, there are always many people depending on you, which can be overwhelming for some. However, if you thrive in a high-pressure environment, it serves as an excellent motivator to put your best foot forward every day.
Thanks to Michael Wu, Page One Formula!
#13- Dynamic fulfillment
I love being an entrepreneur because no two days are the same. Each day I'm faced with new challenges and opportunities to learn new skills. Additionally, it's a rewarding experience. With every decision or project to complete I completely own the results. Having that direct impact on the outcome of our business is extremely fulfilling. And while things don't work out 100% of the time, it's the times in which they do that make it all worthwhile.
Thanks to WorkStory, WorkStory!
#14- Rewarding control
For me, being an entrepreneur is a thrilling journey full of challenges, opportunities, and personal growth. The sense of control over your destiny, the opportunity to work on something that truly matters to you, and the potential for financial rewards are just some of the reasons why I love being an entrepreneur so much. The ability to create something from scratch and make a positive impact on people's lives is an incredibly rewarding experience.
Thanks to Rafael Veloz, Share It Studio!
#15- Motivating possibilities
Impact, The desire to have a good impact on one's community or industry motivates many business owners. They can start a business so they can produce something with the potential to change the world. Financial rewards, Although they are not always assured, many business owners appreciate the possibility of financial success that comes with beginning and expanding a company. Entrepreneurs have complete control over all areas of their company, including branding, marketing, and money.
Thanks to Dan Charles, Codarity!
#16- Market research
To make the business successful, we need to do research, and research helps me understand how the world really works. That is the reason I love being an entrepreneur. I like it when I create a survey because it enables me to identify market strengths and opportunities. People are different in needs, culture, and moral values. A quantitative research tool like a survey keeps me updated with consumer needs, current trends, and innovations in the market, which helps me create the perfect sales plan. In this way, owning my own business keeps me updated and aware.
Thanks to Michael Springer, Opportunity Green!
#17- Jobs creation
One of the things I love most about being an entrepreneur is the ability to create job opportunities for others. There's a sense of pride that comes from knowing that I'm able to contribute to the livelihoods of others by providing them with meaningful employment. It's incredibly rewarding to see my team members grow and develop professionally and to know that I played a role in their success.
Thanks to Rajesh Namase, TechRT!
#18- Personal growth
Being an entrepreneur is more than just having the ability to start a business. It is a way of life, a philosophy to help you make decisions. With startups, you will get many opportunities to become a better person. It does not come easily, but with hard work and determination, you will not regret your decision to become an entrepreneur. Also, it allows you to give opportunities to others, motivate them, and empower them. Creating this cycle of passing knowledge and opportunities, and having the ability to maintain it will result in achieving better results for the community as a whole.
Thanks to Omer Usanmaz, Qooper!
#19- Flexibility and growth
As an entrepreneur, I love the flexibility and control over my schedule and work-life balance. I can set my hours, work from anywhere most days, and prioritize what's important. This allows me to spend more time with my family and friends, pursue hobbies and interests, and care for myself. I also enjoy the ability to learn and grow, both professionally and personally, constantly. The entrepreneurship journey is challenging but rewarding, and I'm grateful for the opportunities it brings.
Thanks to Ubaldo Perez Jr, HUSH!
#20- Learning and empathy
Being an entrepreneur has pushed me way past my ego's desire to get everything right and focus more on helping others with what I know. And it allows me to follow my endless desire to always be learning. I love that building my own business has taught me so much about myself and how I respond to change. Plus, my perspective on my abilities and what I'm capable of has totally shifted since starting my own business.
Thanks to Tracy McGrath, Bliss Arts Co!
#21- Being able to create my own schedule
My family! I always wanted to be a wife and a mama, so being able to create my own schedule is rewarding. The best part is cooking a great meal they love and watching my children progress as I homeschool them. I get to incorporate entrepreneurship lessons as well because they like real-world strategies. Also, seeing the excitement of others when they hear/heard my children reading before school years or compliments from being able to spend time as a family is a perk!
Thanks to Kimberly Green, AlefTav Virtual Services™️!
#22- Unlimited ceiling
As entrepreneurs or business owners, we have the power to create what we want. Every day we have the opportunity to wake up and decide what we want to create, and how successful we will be. This can't as be said as an employee as there are often limitations on how much you can grow or make. Being an entrepreneur gives me the ability to wake up every day hungry to achieve what I have set out to do. There is no ceiling on what I can create, and the accomplishments I can reach.
Thanks to Luke Lovelady, Luke Lovelady!
#23- Control of own destiny
Being an entrepreneur is an amazing experience with countless benefits. One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is being able to control your own destiny. As an entrepreneur, you have the power to make decisions for yourself and chart a course for your future. You aren't bound by the rules and regulations of other employers, so you can make the best plans for yourself and your business. With entrepreneurship comes the freedom to take risks and explore opportunities that you wouldn't have otherwise.
Thanks to Victor Mathieux, Miracle Brand!
#24- Opportunity to explore new things
As entrepreneurs, you have to think in different and creative ways. Often we find unconventional ideas. For example, if you are an employee, you can only implement your idea and test result once your employer/ leader approves it. As an entrepreneur, you can find a new idea, implement, test, check errors, and improve it. Finally, you will succeed or learn something which can help improve your business. You will not get this opportunity while you are an employee, and you may lose your motivation. Entrepreneurship gives you freedom.
Thanks to Siddharth Solanki, On-demand Ninja!
#25- The opportunity to develop employees
Being an entrepreneur with a team I’m responsible for allows me the unique opportunity of developing their talents and facilitating them to achieve their highest potential. I love this challenge because it enables me to experiment with different leadership styles and effectively contribute to the business world by increasing the number of talented leaders that can start and run their own ventures later.
Thanks to Alvin Wei, SEOAnt!
#26- Teaching kids how to run a business
My children were babies when I started my business. The fact that my kids got to witness every aspect of how to run a business since they were very young brings me great joy. The icing on the cake was when my sons went off to college and were able to relate to their business courses because they were involved in helping to run my business. Running a business while taking care of a household and raising children can be daunting. But the joy as a mom and business owner when your grown kids look back with respect and pride brings true happiness to me.
Thanks to Josephine Geraci, My Mom Knows Best!
#27- Unlimited potential
I worked for a non-profit for 14 years, and leaving my career to pursue entrepreneurship was the best decision I could've made! I felt like I'd hit my ceiling at my old job – now I feel like there is no ceiling for my success! My work is more fulfilling than it's ever been, because not only have I created a business out of something I'm passionate about (digital marketing), but I also have the freedom to change directions or pursue new ideas. I feel like I am in a constant state of expansion and growth with my business, and it's a beautiful thing!
Thanks to Christine Ferguson, Ferguson Computers!
#28- Freedom to follow my passion
My business evolved from my passion for helping society. I have spent most of my life building this business and helping my potential customers with the best quality services. Hence, I put immense effort and time into this project. The opportunity to work towards what I love and live for genuinely attracts me to my job. Owning a business allows me to make informed decisions best suited for my business and my community. Watching my customers get satisfied while I do what I love the most is the most rewarding thing about running my own business.
Thanks to Garth Watrous, American Hat Makers!
#29- Making a living doing what you love
I am someone who gets bored easily, and being an entrepreneur keeps me on my toes which is the most thrilling aspect. In a startup, things are always changing and you come across dynamic workplaces. The challenge of competing with other businesses to offer your consumers the greatest service or product is enjoyable for me. I'm lucky that I was able to turn a genuine interest of yours into a lucrative business.
Thanks to David Cohen, Love Rose!
#30- Endless growth
Being an entrepreneur is an experience I love. It brings a daily grind of building and growing my business, with each day presenting new challenges and opportunities. I am constantly seeking ways to improve and become more efficient in my operations. Despite the difficulties, being an entrepreneur helps me to develop resilience and elevates my mind to the next level. The satisfaction of seeing my hard work pay off and my business succeed as well as super satisfied clients is what makes it all worthwhile.
Thanks to Paulo Filho, Celestial Cleaning Service!