9 Investment Advantages of Building Your Own Business

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The Potential for Unlimited Income

With most careers, you end up at a set point for income. At a certain point, and with a lot of hard work, you start raking in the big bucks.

This is the final destination for most people. With a business, you can keep increasing your income and be your own boss. You can enjoy all the benefits of your business, all the perks and luxuries, all the time. And when you are ready to retire, you can pass it on to your family.

As mentioned above, some people work hard to make enough money so that they can retire early. With a business, you enjoy all the perks of retirement without having to wait for it.

Greater Career Security Than Most Traditional Jobs

There are no guarantees in business. It is a risk that every entrepreneur takes, and one that you take when you become an entrepreneur. However, you can take some steps that increase your chances for success, by learning how to launch a Successful Microbusiness and putting yourself in a position where you can have a greater guarantee for success.

The personal risks in any new venture can be formidable for an entrepreneur, and the potential payoff is significant. As you consider taking the leap into entrepreneurship, begin to build that cushion of financial security to fall back on in case your business needs time to take off. Learn how to launch a small business as a side business to your day job or another existing venture.

Know that as you take the leap, you have to be comfortable with an idea of some risk and a landing that may be soft rather than hard. By starting a micro-enterprise on the side, with a side business network for support, you can minimize the risks, and build a strong foundation for a safer and more sustainable career.

Get More Write-Offs and Pay Less Taxes

By Building Your Business Right!

Many of the advantages are overlooked by most people. Building your own business, if you choose the right one, is almost certainly going to be a profitable endeavor. Even if you don’t build the business yourself but still manage to eventually attain a handsome profit, the tax advantages alone should be worth the effort. Keep in mind, these advantages have a quick payoff if you build the business yourself!


Any time you buy something that is considered to be “used” (decline in value over time) as part of your business model, and it operates at a profit, you are able to depreciate that asset on your taxes over a certain number of years. This means, that you can deduct the money you paid for that item plus any money you spend to maintain and/or improve that asset over the course of a few years, all at an accelerated pace. This will save you a ton of money in taxes and not to mention leave you with more money directly in your pockets to reinvest in the business.

Building Your Own Business Property

Numerous Retirement Contribution Options

Many self-employed retirees put money into IRAs and 401(k)s. 401(k) or Individual Retirement Accounts are offered by most employers, and are funded (up to employee limits) by the employee. Traditional IRAs are funded with after-tax earnings, while Roth IRAs are funded with money that has already been taxed. Self-employed individuals are exempt from some of the annual contribution limits.

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP-IRA) allows you to contribute about 20% of your net income up to a maximum amount, which is established annually by the IRS. You can contribute 10% more in years in which you are facing a hefty medical or unemployment bill. After you reach age 70- and-a-half, that percentage goes up to 25%.

Greater Rewards for Higher Risks

Great business opportunities are often highly risky ventures with no assurances of success. Building your own business venture is risky, but that’s where the higher rewards are.

Because of this risk, you should have multiple streams of income, not only to take advantage of the best opportunities but also to minimize the damage if any of your ventures fail.

But just because you have multiple streams of income doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a gamble on a business idea that appears really promising.

The Chance to Do Work You Truly Love

For some, working for yourself is a pipe dream. It’s that thing you tell your friends about when you’re complaining about your boss. But it’s not something that you’re likely to do anytime soon. It sounds too good to be true, and you can’t imagine supporting yourself doing something that you love full time. And even if that could be possible, the idea of taking a salary cut is too much to even consider.

For others, working for yourself is already a reality. You took the leap and jumped into the world of being your own boss. And although you love what you’re doing, it’s not all you hoped it would be. Unfortunately, this isn’t necessarily the time to quit and find something more stable. You’re stuck, and that’s just how life goes.

Building your own business can have advantages in both scenarios. For those who find themselves in a job they hate, working for yourself is a way to escape. You can wake up the next day and decide that you’re going to do something that you enjoy. Additionally, the time you spend working will be something that you actually look forward to.

Investment in Your Best Asset: Yourself

There’s a common saying that goes “your best investment is in yourself.” Before you can invest in anything else or try to get a return on the things you’ve already invested in, you need to take care of your foundational assets … your health, knowledge, and time. If you’re not taking care of yourself, everything else will come to a screeching halt.

Most people look at the big things when it comes to business investments – loans, new locations, and marketing campaigns. All of these things are important, but taking care of yourself is the most important business investment you can make. Working so hard that you’re physically, spiritually, financially, or emotionally depleted is never a good idea.

When people attempt to do things like this, the ripple effect of the “investment” will be detrimental to their health, career, family, and stability. People who refuse to put themselves first will eventually lose everything that’s important to them, whether they know it or not.

If you’re interested in finding ways to invest in your business and yourself, consider these methods.

Collect a Big Windfall

At Sale Time.

Are you considering a sale of your business? If so, you probably will need a buyer.

But there are ways you may be able to make the sale of your business even more profitable to you. Understanding those opportunities will encourage you to take a hard look at the timing of a sale.

To capitalize on the sale, you likely will look to Wall Street. Individual investors can have the opportunity of investing in many companies before they go public on the stock exchange. An investment banker will look to the bigger investors, such as large institutions and funds to help finance your business.

The set of advantages that results from having your own company to build and sell is real, even though an exchange listing may be missed. While these advantages may be considered somewhat "commercial" they are real to you and support your dream of making your business sale profitable.

A Shot at Early Retirement

Numerous business experts propound that having a home-based business will permit you to enhance productivity, spare time and energy, as well as money by working from your home. With just as much obligation at your day or night work, a home-based business permits you to adjust your timetable, spending a few minutes to a few weeks on your work depending on your own decision. Nevertheless, a home-based business generally needs at least a little starting capital and home-based business owners are not spared from the contractual obligations or exchanging calls with clients that are characteristic of conventional business.

If you believe that you can exploit your sales skills to run a home-based business, you can trade in your office attire for sweatpants and your time-card for a half-day calendar at your own home. Running a home-based business though is not an easy task. Therefore we can summarize the challenges facing home-based business owners as follows.