Do you dream of starting a business, but somehow, some way you found a way to talk yourself out of it?

Maybe you came up with a few simple business ideas – great ideas but others told you that it can’t be done because it’s too risky, or the idea won’t work. Maybe you are starting to listen to them.

Before you decide to walk away from those simple business ideas of yours, lets put to rest some of those things you are hearing or might have heard out there.

These are statements, old wives tales, stuff that have been around for a long time, things that sound true but are not. Nonetheless, these are things that keep people from pushing forward with starting a business. Things that almost kept me from starting.

In his book, Start Late Finish Rich, David Bach mentioned six myths that people hear about starting a business.

Myth 1 – You need a lot of money. The reality is that most people don’t have a lot of this. I did some research and it’s amazing how little you need to start a business. For me, I was looking for a business I was passionate about and did not require a huge investment upfront on my part.

Myth 2 – You need to have experience. If most people are like me, most of those things I have experience in would be hard to translate into a business, or into something I was passionate about doing as a business. So for some, it may just be a matter of finding a business that you would really enjoy or something you can easily learn how to do.

Myth 3 – You need a lot of time. It seems time is something everyone is having a hard time finding these days. I guess what David meant is the fear around being told that once you start a business, it is going to require a lot of your time.

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