We all dream of owning a successful company, calling the shots and pocketing a nice paycheck every other week. Oh, there are plenty of dreams out there but how many of us actually take that first step toward financial independence and a quality of life that depends, not on the folks upstairs in the big offices, but on your own hard efforts. When you own the business, financial independence depends on you.

Thats why most people back away from business ownership. Fear of failure. Fear of looking foolish. Fear of what your family and friends will think if your new business doesnt soar like the American bald eagle - the American dream.

Ive had the satisfaction of starting start several businesses in my career, some more successful than others. However, even my "less than stellar" attempts at entrepreneurialship have taught me valuable lessons - lessons you can take with you to the kitchen table and start drawing up plans for your business.

So learn from someone whos enjoyed success and learned from missteps when it comes to starting your own business. For me, and millions like me, business ownership is the only way to go.

1. Consider your assets.
It takes money to start a new business but it doesnt take a lot of money to start all new businesses. An office cleaning service can get up and running on a couple of thousand dollars. A car detailing business would cost you even less.
But dont just consider cash on hand. Cons


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Sunil Subramaniam In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Sunil Subramaniam, CEO of Sundaram Mutual Fund discussed the mutual fund (MF) industry wish-list and their expectations from Budget 2018.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:56:59 +0530


Bill Maldonado The one thing they like about investing in India is the prudent manner in which the economy has been managed by the government and the RBI, said Bill Maldonado of HSBC Global AMC.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:50:33 +0530


S Krishna Kumar The overall market is factoring in a lot of positive news, said S Krishna Kumar. Cues such as India being fastest-growing economy going ahead along with swelling order books of EPC firms are working well.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:28:56 +0530


Ajay Tyagi In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Ajay Tyagi, EVP Fund Manager, UTI Mutual Fund discussed fundamentals of the market.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:46:31 +0530


Sailesh Raj Bhan Fund flows in December may have slowed but 2017 flows overall have been at record levels that is flows coming from retail investors to mutual funds. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Sailesh Raj Bhan, Deputy CIO-Equity Investment at Reliance Mutual Fund shared his views and readings on this extraordinary trend of 2017 and will the same continue in 2018.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:59:28 +0530


Tushar Pradhan Speaking on valuation issues, Tushar Pradhan highlighted that they did move higher last year and PE expansion also contributed to returns from the market.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:00:16 +0530


Sunil Subramaniam Watch the interview of Sunil Subramaniam, CEO at Sundaram Mutual Fund with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra on CNBC-TV18, in which he shared his readings and outlook on market and specific stocks.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:52:11 +0530


Swati Kulkarni Watch the interview of Swati Kulkarni, Executive Vice President and Fund Manager at UTI MF with Sonia Shenoy and Ekta Batra on CNBC-TV18, in which she shared her readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:11:24 +0530


Manish Sonthalia Manish Sonthalia expects the taxation to return to equity given the lower GST collections along with economic scenario.
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:51:34 +0530


Gaurav Mehta In the fund there are several consumer names both from the staples basket as well from the discretionary basket, said Gaurav Mehta, Fund Manager,Ambit Asset Management.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:31:17 +0530


Here#39;s a fundamental view on the market from Motilal Oswal#39;s Gautam Sinha Roy Watch the interview of Gautam Sinha Roy of Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund with CNBC-TV18#39;s Ekta Batra and Surabhi Upadhyay where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:01:08 +0530


Mutual Fund Day: Financial planning tips for young professionals On CNBC-TV18#39;s special show Mutual Fund Day, watch the interview of Sailesh Raj Bhan, Deputy CIO Reliance Mutual Fund and Harsh Roongta, Independent Financial Advisor where they shared financial planning tips for young professionals.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:01:55 +0530


Mahesh Patil Overall, he expects auto and cement names to show growth in earnings. For the second half of this fiscal too he expects good earnings trends.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:44:51 +0530


Lalit Nambiar Watch the interview of Lalit Nambiar, EVP - Fund Manager Head of Research at UTI MF with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra of CNBC-TV18, where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:26:46 +0530


Here#39;s a fundamental view on the market from Chandresh Kumar Nigam Watch the interview of Chandresh Kumar Nigam, MD CEO of Axis Mutual Fund with Sonia Shenoy and Ekta Batra of CNBC-TV18, where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:03 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO oversubscribed 165 times on final day The air conditioner manufacturer’s IPO received bids for 1.99 crore shares against an issue size of 49 .27 lakh, data available with the NSE as of 11:50 am showed.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:53:32 +0530


Newgen IPO Update: Issue subscribed 3.3 times on last day so far The issue has received bids for 1.34 crore shares against the total issue size of over 1.22 crore scrips, data available with the NSE as of 11 am showed on Thursday.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:14:46 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO fully subscribed on first day The company had raised Rs 179 crore from anchor investors yesterday.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:47:33 +0530


RITES files papers with Sebi to raise Rs 600 cr via IPO Incorporated by the railways ministry, the company provides transport consultancy and engineering services.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:37:35 +0530


Subscribe for long term to Amber Enterprises India : SPA Research SPA Research has come out with its report on Amber Enterprises India IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 17, 2018
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:26:39 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO opens today. Should you subscribe to the issue? Brokerage houses largely recommend subscribing to the issue, citing reasonable valuations as well as that of having a good track record.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:41:05 +0530


Subscribe to CRP Risk Management: Investment Imperative Investment Imperative has come out in its Report on CRP Risk Management IPO as on January 16, 2018
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:24:28 +0530


Galaxy Surfactants gets Sebi#39;s go-ahead to float IPO The company had filed its draft papers with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in November last year and obtained #39;observations#39; from the regulator on January 12, 2018, the latest update with markets watchdog showed.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:45:34 +0530


Newgen Software IPO opens today. Should you subscribe? The issue price has been set in the range of Rs 240-245 apiece and the company plans to raise around Rs 450 crore.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:39:53 +0530


Subscribe to Amber Enterprises India : HEM Securities HEM Securities has come out with its report on Amber Enterprises India IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 15, 2018
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:05:50 +0530


Subscribe to Amber Enterprises India : HEM Securities HEM Securities has come out with its report on Amber Enterprises India IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 15, 2018
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:05:50 +0530


Subscribe to Newgen Software Technologies : HEM Securities HEM Securities has come out with its report on Newgen Softwaee technologies IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 15, 2018
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:55:08 +0530


Subscribe to Newgen Software Technologies : SSJ Finance SSJ Finance and securities has come out with its report on Newgen Software Technologies IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 15, 2018.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:46:07 +0530


Apollo Micro Systems IPO: Proceed with caution as valuations, working cap requirements a concern Apollo, whose IPO opened yesterday, on a net worth of Rs 63 crore, company is seeking to raise Rs 156 crore for a mere 24.7 percent stake.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:42:08 +0530


Amber Enterprises Rs 600-cr IPO to open on Jan 17, price band at Rs 855-859 The public issue comprises a fresh issue of equity shares aggregating up to Rs 475 crore and an offer for sale of up to Rs 125 crore by promoters Jasbir Singh aggregating up to Rs 62.5 crore and Daljit Singh up to Rs 62.5 crore.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:01:12 +0530

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