Yes, now is NOT the right time to start your own business. These are words that echo in my ears whenever I face all the challenges of a Small Business.
"Now is not the right time to start your own business!" - these are the words of my late father - spoken to me in 1994 when I was just starting my own business. But, when IS the right time to start your own business? Surely there are seemingly insurmountable challenges all around us, all of the time, that should persuade us from starting a business now. In fact, I would venture to say that, if you look hard enough, you will always find reasons NOT to start your own business.
But why is this important? Why is TIMING such a Critical Factor when deciding to start a business? Is it better to start a business in January or December? Summer or Winter? When you're young (and naive) or old (and wise)?
The truth is that there is never a RIGHT TIME to start a business. You can never get the Timing Right anyway.
All you have to get right - IS YOUR ATTITUDE!
Many highly successful businesses (and entrepreneurs) started during a recession. They saw a need - or an opportunity - and took it !
And that's what you have to do. So whether you have been in business for a while, or are just starting our (or even wondering if now is the right time) - as the great saying goes: "JUST DO IT !"
There is never a good or a bad time to start a business. There is only your readiness and desire to change your life.