By Kate Ranta on Aug 27, 2015 5:04:00 PM
Owning your own small business is definitely a challenge. And, activating an independent work ethic is a skill within itself. Times might get stressful, but here are six reasons insurance brokers should love being a small business owner.
1) A Healthy, Competitive Intuition
Competition drives an entrepreneur to look at various solutions and determine many outcomes. These outcomes rely on categorizing what works and what fails to bring desired results. Competition and intuition work side by side to narrow down objective progress.
Contrary to popular belief, competition can provide beneficial analysis when it comes to logical aspects of business. For example, data derived from numbers and testimonials offer differing approaches to new campaigns. This channels creativity for a healthy business perspective.
2) Hands-On Customer Service
Small business owners are tightly knit into the fabric of the clients they serve. You are unique in that you have a great understanding of the ideal customer service and conflict-resolution protocols. A fundamental fact of customer service is emotional intelligence. The ability to handle customers in stressful situations creates a satisfactory customer experience.
3) Assertiveness and Leadership
Owning a business allows you to become comfortable with assertiveness, which can be a key part of negotiating. And, building relationships with customers and clients produces leadership skills. Throughout your career, you’ve established a template for what your principles will be founded on. Developing these skills on your own can create self-confidence.
4) Participating in the Diverse Economy
An economy with large and small businesses has better chances of meeting customer satisfaction. Small businesses have a competitive edge—revolving around flexibility, you can understand and quickly meet your customer's needs. Participating in a diverse economy enables you to rebrand and improve your business strategies.
5) Alleviating the Stigma of a Flexible Schedule
Flexible schedules tend to be stigmatized in work culture. However, the "busier office schedule" does not guarantee greater results compared to a flexible schedule. In fact, depending on individual circumstances, both schedules are productive.
6) Reduce Stress with Lower Rates
You have the ability to make swift changes without asking for permission. Financial freedom and responsibility are not mutually exclusive concepts. With the help of bank loans, you are able to set your own budget guidelines.
With so many reasons to love small business ownership, you can’t help but embark on new and exciting business endeavors.