The following is a guest post by Michael from Financially Alert, a personal finance blog that discusses how to achieve financial freedom and enjoy the ride along the way. Michael took an early retirement in his mid-thirties to be fully present with his young children. He accomplished this with aggressive savings, building an I.T. Services company, and investing in real estate.
If I were a gambling man, I would bet a crisp $100 bill that most of Financial Samurai’s readers have already thought about starting their own business – at least twice!
Yet, the vast majority probably haven’t tried. I’m here to say that it’s definitely worth the extra effort. Starting a business can be incredibly rewarding. It directly led to my own early retirement at age 36. It wasn’t easy, but it also wasn’t that hard. It’s quite possible for anyone to replicate my results and even exceed them. It simply depends on your level of persistence and resourcefulness. By sharing my story, I will point out some critical steps that are required to successfully grow any business.