Are you ready to become a solopreneur? Watch this video to help you take the first step.

When starting out on your own, the first step is always the hardest. That moment when you decide to drop it all and go for it. Every success story starts just about the same way. But to make that decision, you need to have a plan in place so your business can grow to its full potential. Being your own boss and staff has its risks, but also has its rewards.

New businesses still account for on average 1.5 million new jobs a year and have the highest rate of growth in comparison to older, more established companies.

So if you start off with the right support, the sky's the limit on what your business can achieve. Some ways to ensure success in your new endeavor are having a formal business plan in place, maintaining a comfortable work/life balance and engaging with the community of similar business owners in your field.

Taking the leap into being your own boss, having the vision for your business and putting in the hard work to make it a reality will bring your dreams as a solopreneur to fruition.

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Solopreneur Series: Starting Your Journey