How to become a nurse entrepreneur and experience true freedom

You know you want more freedom and flexibility but aren’t sure how to get there. You have a great idea but don’t know how to turn it into a viable business. You dream of owning your own business.

But then the years go by and you still haven’t taken any action.

You find yourself still in the same old nursing job, and you may be feeling a little overwhelmed and frustrated.

You are just baffled! You don’t know where to start.

So what do you do to stop feeling so stuck?

Here’s how you can stop feeling stuck and start being a nurse entrepreneur

1. Consider your background

Do you have at least 5 years of nursing experience? Having some nursing experience can be very beneficial when you intend to be a lead nurse. This experience gives you the skills you need and also helps you determine a niche for your entrepreneurial nurse business.

2. Look for different nurse and entrepreneur opportunities

Reviewing the roles that other nurses have pursued in establishing their entrepreneurial nurse businesses can give you some ideas about what might suit you in your position. There are over 20 nurse opportunities to work in the business and more opportunities every day. Some of these opportunities include: Case Manager, Chartered Nurse Advisor, Podiatry Nurse, Life Care Planner, Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, Cruise Nurse, and many more.

Find websites for entrepreneur nurses. Read blogs and articles to get ideas on what others are doing or where there might be an unmet need for a new entrepreneur.

3. Find your target audience (customers)

Learn where to find people who will buy the Nurse Entrepreneur’s products or services. Ideally, you want to be able to find your customers in groups. If you can find them in organizations, groups, educational institutions, employment types, or social groups, your sales and marketing will be much easier. Trying to sell to your target market one by one is expensive and time consuming. However, you need to know where to find your target audience before launching your own business.

4. Create your business

Now it’s time to decide on the business structure, company name, logo, and website name, get an EIN (Employer Identification Number) for tax purposes, decide what insurance you’ll need and where to get it, and create your business plan. Many small business administration offices in the United States offer business start-up training. If you are not in the US, many countries have something similar that offers assistance in starting a business. You can also get a lot of information from the SBA’s website even if you don’t live in the United States.

5. Follow your plan

Now that you’ve created your plan, follow it. You have planned your turn.

Take action every day. Even if you haven’t quit your full-time or part-time nurse job. Take a step each day that is part of your plan to get you closer to achieving your dream.

In the future, you will enjoy the excitement of owning your own business because of the steps you have taken today. Don’t lose sight of the dream because that is what moves you forward. It’s more fun to be pushed forward than to run away from something.