If you are considering to transform your hobby into a money-making enterprise, the small-business mentors of SCORE Staten Island are sharing this sound advice: Don’t rush into things.
Running a successful business centered on doing something you love is the dream of many entrepreneurs. What could be more gratifying than making a living sharing your talents and skills with others?
It’s not difficult to surf the Internet and find success stories about everyday people — from photographers to interior designers to carpenters and others — who have turned hobbies and interests they were passionate about into viable businesses.
That’s encouraging if you’re contemplating making the transition from hobbyist to small business owner. It’s important to know, however, that not all hobbies, or the people participating in them, may be well suited for entrepreneurship.
SCORE Staten Island mentors advise you to take the following nine steps as you explore the feasibility of your hobby becoming a sustainable business:
About SCORE Staten Island
SCORE Staten Island is dedicated to fostering a vibrant small-business community within its borough by providing cost-free mentoring and education to both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Headquartered at 950 West Fingerboard Road., Grasmere, in the iconic Staten Island Advance Building, the organization is Chapter 476 of the nationwide SCORE, a nonprofit association and resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, SCORE Staten Island may be visited at https://statenisland.score.org; telephoned at 718-727-1221; emailed at info@SCORESI.org, and visited on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SCOREofStatenIsland.