Why businesses fail

Dear WAHFAQ, I want to start a business, but I’m scared to death of failing. At this point in my life, I just don’t have the energy to start something without knowing for certain it will be a success. How can you tell if something will be successful or not? Time and time again, people with good intentions and great ideas fail at creating their own business. How many step back to analyze their failures, re-group and try again?  Success comes to those who are able to push through set-backs and learn from their mistakes. Before you start on your Read More…

Insurance for the self-employed

Dear WAHFAQ, I really want to start my own business, but I’m scared to death of giving up my health insurance. I know the Affordable Care Act is currently under attack, and I just don’t want to take the leap with something so important hanging in the balance. What would you recommend?   Ah yes, Insurance. It can be tricky to navigate once you’re outside the safety net of an employer, but there are a few options that are available to you. And truthfully, there is nothing wrong with staying in your job while you build a business — Especially Read More…