In the days of Brexit and an uncertain economic climate, many people with fantastic business startup ideas are wary about whether or not now is the right time to start their own business. Aside from economic factors, some also worry that they are too old or too young to start their own business. Rather than focusing on the what-ifs and the buts, we’ve rounded up some of the best indicators for knowing when is the right time to start a business.


If starting your own business is something that you crave and you really have belief and, more importantly, passion for your business idea, then it is a sure sign that you are willing to take a risk and have a good at putting your new business idea into action.

A support system

Almost always, entrepreneurs need a solid support system around them when pursuing a new business idea. Its human nature to need family and friends to reassure and support you in your desire for entrepreneurship, even if it is something they know very little about. EVen if you are responsible for making all the business decisions, having someone to run your decisions by and to get their opinion from can be very valuable in the early days of business.

Try to get a mentor with experience in a similar field who can guide you through important and tough decisions and to give their personal advice on how they managed to pick themselves up when the stress or initial financial strains seem a bit too much.

You’ve been freelancing on the side

Some successful business owners recommend starting work as an entrepreneur or a freelancer alongside your existing job before you take the plunge and quit your job to pursue your business full time. You can use this valuable time, whilst still having the financial security full time employment, to create a website, develop your portfolio, prepare a business and marketing plan and to start attracting new clients, which are all crucial steps that need to be done right when going it alone in business. The more work you can get done before pursuing your new business full-time, the more time you will have to be able to concentrate on providing a great service or product and winning business once you have quit your job.


If you crave the freedom and flexibility that comes with running your own business and being your own boss, then it might be time to set up your own business. Technology and the internet make it possible to work from wherever you like, if your business allows, and whenever you like. However, this doesn’t mean that starting your own business will be a walk in the park. It takes hard work and dedication to make your business successful, which should never be undermined.

Thanks to advances in technology, you no longer need a huge amount of capital or an office space to start your own business. There are now a range of tools, apps, services and software available to entrepreneurs to help them set up their own business, allowing for much lower startup costs and greater efficiency. Therefore, there has never been a better time to start your own business than right now. If you are unsure where to begin, you can get advice from corporate solicitors and government business advisory services and be on your way to becoming your own boss today.

Author's Bio: 

Zack Halliwell is a freelance writer in the business and marketing niche, giving advice on anything from dispute resolution solicitors Manchester to marketing your latest product. When not writing he can be found on long mountain walks with his dog, Batman.