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3 reasons you should not quit on your business

Every day, tons of people think of starting their own businesses. Most just stop at the thought phase and play fantasy with what could have transpired. Others, however, take the leap forward to entrepreneurship.

The entrepreneurship journey is one filled with ups and downs. If you take a glance at any successful business today, you’ll notice there is a long history of effort, competition, failure, reinvention, and pushing forward. In a way, all these factors contribute to the success of most businesses.

Some of the world renowned business started out as small startups, with little manpower, limited resources, and the odds stacked against them. However, these companies managed to push through and earn worldwide recognition. Some of these companies include; Amazon, Microsoft, Mattel, Apple, Google, Disney, and so on.

These companies were all able to keep through the hard times. You too can overcome the challenges you’re facing today in your business by employing some of the tactics they use. Thus, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t quit your business.

  1. There’s someone looking up to you

Whether in thought or through words, people admire to be the next Steve Jobs, Jack Ma, Warren Buffett, and so on. These are some of the key figures that have influenced today’s business landscape.

However, people don’t just look up at the international brands; they also look for inspiration closer to home. You never know who is looking up to you and drawing inspiration from your milestones.

Every so often, you’ll hear someone say they saw someone else do it, and that gave them the confidence they needed to start.


  1. Success is a step away

One thing that frustrates most entrepreneurs into quitting is the feeling of stagnation. When you start, you have a vision for your business. Soon after starting, however, you realize it’s a lot harder than it seems on paper. And that’s when you start thinking about quitting.

To overcome this hurdle, break down your grand vision into small, attainable milestones.

For instance, if you want to have a million shillings worth of profit in a year, break that down into quarters, then months, then weeks. That way, you won’t feel like you haven’t attained the mark, as every week, you’ll be able to see the milestones you’re hitting.

Remember to celebrate every milestone, no matter how minute. That’s the rule of the thumb when it comes to business.


  1. You owe it to yourself to push forward

As aforementioned, many people leave starting a business at the fantasy phase. Later, these people regret why they didn’t follow through with their dreams.

You have gone beyond the fantasy stage and actually began. You owe it to yourself to give the business everything you’ve got.

Truth is, life is full of hardships –not that you need to be told this, and everywhere you turn to, you’ll be met with by the opposition. The best you can do is strap in, and push through the difficulties. You don’t want to one day regret quitting.


The entrepreneurial world is not an easy one; it has its fair share of trials and tribulations. The joy of succeeding, however, is one that surpasses all the challenges faced. Hang in there, give it all you got, and be ready to someday tell the world how you did it.

About Sarah Karingi

Sarah Karingi, the Queen of Business Networking, is an expert in Business Networking, and an award-winning topmost BNI networker in East Africa.