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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Here is a fundamental view on the market from 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.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:25:49 +0530


Shweta Jain SIP work irrespective of market sentiment. Marry the SIP with your financial goal and you are home.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:50:25 +0530


Sunil Singhania Says economy will continue to grow and that will drive up the equity markets going forward.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:16:49 +0530


Rajeev Thakkar Among the new theme that they have added is Facebook, which is an international stock, said Rajeev Thakkar, Chief Investment Officer and Director, PPFAS MF.
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:24:18 +0530


Joydeep Sen Only a fund with a relatively smaller corpus size can be quickly repositioned; a large fund will have the baggage of existing portfolio which should not be disturbed.
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:53:45 +0530


Vaibhav Agrawal Unlike other instruments like PPF, NSC and Long term deposits, an ELSS is a long-term wealth creator due to its consistent equity exposure.
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:26:33 +0530


Harsha Upadhyaya Kotak MF’s Upadhyaya said that September and December could be slightly better quarters due to GST-hit sectors seeing some recovery.
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:27:33 +0530


Lack of jobs in economy a worry; may see job growth once GST effect reduces: Axis MF In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Chandresh Kumar Nigam, MD CEO of Axis Mutual Fund, spoke about his reading of the market and his outlook on inflows into equity mutual funds (MFs).
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:23:12 +0530


Anand Radhakrishnan To celebrate the Mutual Fund Day that falls on every 7 day of the month, CNBC-TV18 spoke to Anand Radhakrishnan, CIO- Equity, Franklin Templeton Investments. Last month mutual funds saw a record inflows to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore.
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:13:40 +0530


S Krishna Kumar Companies such as Bajaj Finance and Capital First, among others, have been able to innovate, use technology, disrupt markets and gained advantage among competitors to pursue higher growth.
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:02:14 +0530


Joydeep Sen The average SIP size is Rs 3,250 and the month-wise collection through SIPs is just under Rs 5,000 crore per month now. It shows investors are walking in the right direction.
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:03:32 +0530


Hybrid funds - A balanced approach to investing Balanced, MIPs, Equity Savings and Dynamic Allocation are categorized as Hybrid funds
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:53:29 +0530


Milind Barve CNBC-TV18#39;s Nimesh Shah caught up with Milind Barve, MD, HDFC AMC from the side-lines of Motilal Oswal Conference and asked him if the domestic flows are sustainable at the pace at which mutual funds (MFs) are getting it and the trend in mutual funds will continue going ahead.
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0530


Nimesh Shah Nimesh Shah of ICICI Prudential AMC says when you are managing money in fiduciary capacity it is important to have a balanced approach while investing in market.
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:01:27 +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.
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:33:29 +0530


Subscribe to SBI Life Insurance Company : Ajcon Global Ajcon Global has come out with its report on SBI Life Insurance Company , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on September 19, 2017
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:46:06 +0530


Subscribe to SBI Life Insurance Company : SPA Research SPA Research has come out with its report on SBI Life Insurance Company , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on September 19, 2017
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:35:57 +0530


Subscribe to SBI Life Insurance Company : Way2Wealth Way2Wealth has come out with its report on SBI Life Insurance Company , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on September 19, 2017
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:27:34 +0530


SBI Life Insurance raises Rs 2,226 crore from 69 anchor investors The company through its merchant bankers informed exchanges that under anchor investors portion in the public issue of SBI Life Insurance Company, 3.18 crore equity shares have been subscribed on Tuesday by 69 anchor investors.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:45:27 +0530


SBI Life’s Rs 8,400-cr IPO kicks off today. Should you subscribe to the issue? Brokerage houses largely recommend subscribing to the issue, citing healthy valuations and better business prospects.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:40:55 +0530


SBI Life Insurance IPO to open on September 20; 10 things to know before investing The IPO by size is expected to be the largest in life insurance space in India and it would be the second life insurance company to list on bourses.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:41:36 +0530


Subscribe to SBI Life Insurance Company : HEM Securities HEM Securities has come out with its report on SBI Life Insurance Company , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on September 19, 2017
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:15:28 +0530


Share India Securities SME IPO to open on 21st sept 2017 ShareIndia Securities SME IPO to open on 21st sept 2017
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:48:59 +0530


ICICI Lombard IPO oversubscribed 3 times on QIB support Post-issue, the shareholding of Fairfax will reduce to 9.91 percent from 21.91 percent and ICICI Bank#39;s stake will come down to 55.92 percent, from 62.92 percent.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:39:30 +0530


Subscribe to ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company  : HEM Securities HEM securities has come out with its report on ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on September 18, 2017
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:43:06 +0530


Bharat Road Network ends with gains of 1.5% on listing day There were some swings seen in the stock during the morning session, as it fell over a percent in the first few minutes, but has now gained around 4 percent later.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:32:02 +0530


Solid debut: Dixon Tech ends with hefty premium, up 64% at Rs 2,891.55 on NSE Dixon closed with a premium of 63.73 percent at Rs 2,891.55 on the National Stock Exchange, against issue price of Rs 1,766.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:40:17 +0530


Tepid Listing: Bharat Road Network opens flat at Rs 205 Soon, the stock saw sharp swings, as it fell over a percent in the first few minutes, but has now gained around 4 percent.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:15:53 +0530


Stellar listing: Dixon Tech debuts at Rs 2,725; up 64% over issue price Consumer electronics manufacturer Dixon Technologies started off trade at Rs 2,725, up 54 percent over issue price of Rs 1,766.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:54 +0530


Dixon Technologies, Bharat Road Network to debut on bourses on September 18 Dixon Technologies has fixed issue price at Rs 1,766 per share and Bharat Road Network has set it at Rs 205 per share, the higher end of price band.
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:12:29 +0530

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