When is the Best Time to Start a Business?

Posted by under Business . Updated: September 17, 2016

When it comes to starting a business, we all get several windows of opportunity.

Our life is full of instances and scenarios when becoming a entrepreneur is just one step ahead, and all you need to do is take that leap of faith.

So when did these windows of opportunity occur and when will they happen again in your life? I’ve listed them down below along with select stories from ordinary individuals who took the chance, started a business and succeeded.

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When you’re still a kid

You don’t have big responsibilities yet, and your innocent view of the world is an ingredient for creativity and big ideas.

Nick D’Aloisio was 12 years old when he taught himself how to make a mobile app. His news aggregator app Summly, was eventually bought by Yahoo! for $30 million.

He became a millionaire at the age of 17.

When you graduate from school

You’ve spent years learning, now it’s time to use and apply what you’ve learned.

When you break up with someone

It will be easier to get over someone if you’re busy doing something productive. Trust me on this one.

When you get your first job

Time to learn and hone your leadership and management skills. You’ll need them in running your business. Meanwhile, start saving money from your salary to fund your first venture.

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When you get sick and have to stay home

It’s a great time to reflect and think about your passions in life. You may be lying in bed, but your mind can work and brew a business idea.

When you quit or lose your job

Finally, you have all the time to focus on starting your own business.

Jason Spencer lost his job when his company went bankrupt. With no savings and a family to support, he knew he needed to act fast. A couple of years after, his internet marketing business Tribe.ly, is generating almost $20,000 in revenue every month.

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When you get a new job

Cashflow is no longer a problem. You can now eat 3 times a day while you work on your business during weekends. It’s possible and financially practical — start a business while keeping your day job.

When you just bought a new car

You’ve got your dream car, now it’s time to build your dream business.

When you get married

Now you have a business partner you can trust and who’s probably willing to work as hard as you.

When you just got kids

Start a business now, so you can eventually help and teach your child how to become an entrepreneur someday.

When you just moved to a new home

If you were able to afford a house, then you can certainly afford to save money to use as business capital. It’s now time to do just that.

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When things are stable and you’re just doing fine

Because there’s not much stress in your life, it will be easier to plan and start a business.

When you just retired from being an employee

You’ll eventually get bored sitting at home and doing nothing. Start a business and leave a legacy.

Colonel Harland Sanders, at the age of 65, took his $105 from his Social Security check and began selling franchises of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

He died 25 years later as a billionaire, and leaving an entrepreneurial story that will be retold for generations.

When is the best time to start a business?

The window of opportunity to start a business is always open. Sometimes it’s wide and accessible, other times it’s just a small gap and you need to push the panes and unroll the blinds to see the whole view.

Every life event, whether positive or negative, can be turned into an opportunity to develop, plan and start a business. So don’t wait for that perfect timing, because that rarely comes.

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8 Responses to “When is the Best Time to Start a Business?”


  1. SnapS says:

    Sir Fitz,

    Thank you for your wonderful ideas I really love reading your blog.

    (I hope) soon I’ll start my own business.

    more blessings to come.

    avid fan,

    snaps

  2. sherwin says:

    ganda sir fitz! 🙂

  3. ninajoy says:

    Hi fritz. You are true blue motivational speaker! Great to read inspirational messages that will surely lift up souls to move to the right direction. Business is a gamble and i believe that one cannot see the picture of the other side, good or bad the results may be, without taking the leap.

  4. Alexis says:

    I think being single is the absolute best time to start up any kind of endeavor in someones life. Time is unlimited and you aren’t focusing on anyone else!

  5. Divine says:

    interesting 🙂 thank you!

  6. HI Fritz.I always read this blog of yours,and it inspired me to have my own. I’ve been dreaming and planning to start a Foodcart Franchise business. I have a little money to be used for the business I wanted. There are so my negative “what ifs” in my mind, I’m afraid to lose the money & will not able to cope. I just got married year and I have my 3mos old son now.. the more I became anxious to start a business.. please advise me Fritz. I realy wanted to LEAP to enterpreneurship like you.

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  8. tedd says:

    Hi sir…hope I’m not off-track, but may I ask what’s your take on PhilCrowd? I’m considering investing in their business ventures…
    Thanks..
    Tedd

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