Becoming your own boss sounds super appealing. You have the ability to set your own schedule and have control over the work you do. If this interests you, there is a lot to consider when starting your own business. 

Valentino DiGiorgio is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has been praised by numerous accolades throughout his career. An expert in startup strategy and business development, DiGiorgio is passionate about fostering small business opportunities. Here are some questions you should ask to kick-start your business venture:

  • What do you want to do? If you can identify a specific problem in the world and solve it, make that your business. 
  • Do you have expertise in a specific area that you can monetise? 
  • Who is your ideal customer? Write down everything you can about who this person would be – gender, age, background, etc. This will help you market your business.
  • Who are your competitors? Is there something extra you can offer that no one else does?

Finding out the answers to these questions in a great first step on the path of becoming your own boss.