It has been less than a year since I quit my government job and started my own company as a motorcycle trader. I thought about doing it for a long time, but I was hesitant because of the risk I would take. Was I really willing to give up my stable income? Being the main provider for my family, I was not sure I was making the right decision. But I felt the toll my office job was taking on me. Every day, I felt less and less energized. In the end, I decided being a present and happy dad was better for my family than being an exhausted and unhappy one, even though the last one had a steady income. I pulled the trigger, quit my job, and decided to turn my passion into my work.
… Is never easy
I had saved up enough money to overcome potential start-up problems, which turned out to be a good decision. Although I did take a business class to prepare, I found out I had to learn most things through experience. It was hard at first, trying to figure things out. There were moments in which I started to question whether I had made the right decision. But I pushed through my doubts and kept on going. And sure, there were some months where money was tighter than I would have wanted it to be. But in the end,
I am very sure that I made the right decision. Currently, my business is doing well. I have built up a small clientele of satisfied customers, am managing to break even, and most important: I wake up happy and energized every day.
The key to a successful business
My secret for running a successful company? Failing until you get it right. But also: finding reliable business partners, especially in motorcycle import. Even though I have a steady clientele who help me with word of mouth marketing, it is still hard to estimate the right amount of stock to order. That is where Double R Trading comes in to help me out. Not only can I order all kinds of models and parts from them, they are also willing to buy my overstock. It does not matter how much overstock I have. They will buy a single unit from me, but also a full truckload. Now I never have to worry about ordering too much or too few models, I know that Double R Trading will help me out either way. With a partner that great and reliable, I am sure I can turn my company into a success. I have definitely made the right decision.