Critique On Business Idea And Experience
I am thinking about opening a computer type business. I worked in the IT field for several years doing many different things such as PC helpdesk, networking, Intranet design, website design, hardware and software support, etc.
The last two years i have worked as a Technology Teacher at the high school level and was actually assigned to teach a class called Video Technology. Although I had never really worked with video technology I accepted it and had a great time teaching the class and actually learned a bit myself. Also part of my job included teaching the faculty and staff technology, from computers, to digital cameras, to video cameras, to ELMOs, to digital video projectors, etc.
Although Ive enjoyed almost every single job ive had (20 jobs in 15 years) , I dont think I was meant to work for someone else. And for as long as I remember I have always wanted to own my own business, however, I just never had the support from friends and family to do so, every time I would bring it up everyone would tell me that I was crazy and that its too hard to start your own business and that i should just stick to my job because its a "great" job...but I just know that if given the chance I could run my own business and make it a success...but to be honest...I just dont know if I have the know how to even get started.
However, last month I got a small taste of what it could be like to have a small business. I was hired by 3 different people to create Graduation DVDs for their grads. Although all only had photos, I created a photo montage type of DVD for them with music and transitions, etc. Although I had never done it before I accepted the projects because they were friends of friends and Im always up for trying something different. All three "clients" were very satisfied with what I created for them and said it was well worth what I charged them. I felt very good about that and thats when I once again began to think about starting my own business and was it a sign to start my own business or just a one time thing because people wanted something and they knew people who knew me and the possibility that i could do it?