Reasons to start a business in your 20s

8 Reasons to start a business in your 20s

8 Reasons to start a business in your 20s – Aspiring to be an entrepreneur? Haven’t found the brilliant bright idea yet? A friend came by with a simple idea to sell something, should you take it up? My take on this topic is your should take up opportunity that comes you way and evaluate it on the way.

One of the best times to start your business is in your 20s (young in terms of human age but old enough to make good decisions) and we will like to share on this topic below base on some personal experience and also based off the experience of many who have became successful business man and entrepreneurs. There are definitely many benefits and possibilities when you start your business young and in your 20s.

Waiting did not make the world greatest Entrepreneurs, starting early did.

Let us now share on the article on “Reasons to start a business in your 20s”.


1. University College degrees aren’t worth as much as in the past

In the 21st Century, the use of a degree has fell so much it doesn’t really matter anymore if you have a degree. Unless you are trying to get a job role that will require specialized skills such as those of a lawyer or a doctor, you will still see the value in a College education.

But for those that do not require a certificate, for example those in the business related niche, marketing or business degrees do not hold that much weight anymore.

Fact is someone who has self taught yourself marketing skill sets online and practice them as an intern or taking on freelance jobs might end up a better marketer than someone who has studied the 4 Ps and had not had a chance to actually put them into real world usage.

College degrees have basically became an entry ticket into your first job and the job experience and also what roles you have covered in your first job places much more importance than the actual degree or grades you achieved.

For those with degrees from very common schools such as accounting or business or marketing, you might find your degree not worth as much as those that require more hands on experiences that are harder to come by.

2. Risk Levels are much lower in your 20s

This is definitely one of the key things that i as a 31 year old will share with you that i do not regret starting in my 20s. As you age and as your start a family and elderly parents get on with age, comes responsibilities.

The fact is that some people may have had the idea of starting a business when they are young but they put it off for safety and the comfort of employment. When they realize that this is something they don’t want to do forever, it might be hard for them to leave employment.

The first few things that will stop you is probably the bills you have to pay. For those in their 30s or their 40s, the likelihood of owning a house on mortgage or a car on loan is high. This means that you will have to make enough income every month before you could even consider quitting a full time job.

This stops 90% of people in their 30s or 40s from ever starting a new business and embarking on entrepreneurship at all.

3. Energy Level is much higher 

No one ever shares with you how tiring entrepreneurship can be.

There are many things that you have to take care of, such as the marketing, the accounting, the sales and also the hiring.

Someone who has no experience will have to learn on the job and learn everything from scratch.

When you reach the age of say 30 or 40s and you have children. Do you think you will have the same energy level of a 20 years old to pick up all this skills and at the same time caring for your 5 year old child?

Energy level also decline as you age and the older you are, the easier you will get tired from working long hours or having to socialize more to get more leads for your business.

Energy level also affects how long you can last in getting your business up to track. If you are tired and wear out by the constant working and entertaining, you will end up giving up much earlier than you should.

4. Motivation Level is much higher

Almost every other day an entrepreneur gives up the fight and heads back to employment.

The fact is entrepreneurship is not for everyone. And for those who do not have the means of staying long enough in something, you will want to give up real soon.

Motivation to keep going can separate a failure from a success. Sometimes, certain products or services just need to take time to hit the volume where it will actually work out.

Motivations to keep going on will fall as more responsibilities pile up and people have higher expectations for you as you age.

5. More time to bounce back to employment

Everyone likes a good back up plan.

If you start your new business young and you fail young, you still have time to head back to find a job with your college degree.

For some businesses, they might look at your resume as more of a gap year where you figure yourself out and will not treat it as much.

But if you are starting late in your age and try to find a job after, you might find it hard to get back.

Also, you know that when all else fails, you will not have problems finding a job as a young person.

One of the few good reasons why you should be starting your new business when you are young in your 20s.

6. Safety nets are still somewhat in place

Safety nets are really what will allow you to even start a business in the first place. Starting your own business when you are young gives you an extra safety.

If your parents or elder siblings are still around and making good income, they might be able to still keep you in their house and paying for your utilities while you try to figure your way around your new business.

For those who have rent to pay and car payments to look after, they might not have this safety net to let them start their businesses in peace.

When you are older, your parents are also much older and more concerned about retirement and may dissuade you on pursuing your business dreams.

Even The Rock Dwayne Johnson moved back home when he was younger because he failed. Right now he is the leading actor and also a Serial Entrepreneur.

7. Timing to start a business will never be perfect

“I want to wait till i think up the most awesome idea”. Sound familiar? I’ve heard this line at least a hundred times. Trust me, they all end up not starting something.

There will never be a perfect time to start a business and never a perfect idea. You jump into it and start putting out fire from day one.

After multiple weeks or years of putting out fire, you might find yourself at the top of the game or pressing the restart button.

Fact is you might change your ideas or start new ideas along the way as you learn more about your industry or learn more about new ideas out there in the highly innovative world.

Pivoting like what many founders will like to call it is better than never founding.

Procrastination will be your biggest regret in life if you do not take the leap early.

8. Being young and new is great for innovation

Being new to the game is a great thing. You can challenge the norm and start new things and try new things that your older counterparts have not tried.

The young are usually more likely to push new barriers and get into newer way of doing things and this is great for business.

Innovation that improves your processing time and cuts cost will always give you the advantage over others in this entrepreneurship game in the long term.

For those who have done things in a certain way and see its benefit might find it hard to change.

Change is the only constant and we should always look towards making chances in life where we will improve either the productivity or a better standard of living.


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Thank you for reading our article on “Reasons to start a business in your 20s”.

We will strongly encourage you to start your business young and in your 20s.

8 Reasons to start a business in your 20s

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