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When is the best time in your life to start a business and why?

Answer by Anuj Agarwal:

  1. Just quit your job – Finally you have time to work on your idea

  2. Just lost everything – great, now you have nothing to lose, so risk big.

  3. Just graduated – You studied enough. now USE what you know.

  4. Just broke up – You got more time for constructive things like business

  5. Just got hired – Learn everything there is to learn and leave

  6. Just came into this world– You got more windows of opportunity than the rest of us. Don't waste your time.

  7. Just moved – Now that you are in a better place, do better things.

  8. Just got fired – They made leaving the job easy for you.

  9. Just life as usual – when life is stable, you can easily focus on one thing – business

  10. Just got sick – now that you are comfortably lying in bed, you have time to think up a business plan.

  11. Just got a laptop – Now you have about all the equipment you need to start a business

  12. Just fell in love – Doing business is sexy

  13. Just started school – School alone won't get you anywhere. doing things will. Start while you are in school

  14. Just got married – You got yourself a Co-founder

  15. Just got a kid – Now you have someone to be a role model for. Do something great

  16. Just turned 25 – Entrepreneurs are like pro basketball players. They peak at 25, by 30 they're usually done. It's easier to pour your life into a company when you're young, creative, fresh, and fired up.

  17. Just feel miserable – Misery is the best fuel to start your own company. Many grow companies to rebel against former bosses.

  18. Just have no responsibilities – The more responsibilities you have, the less likely it is that you will start a business. So start a company when you have the time and the energy and the freedom to do so.

  19. Just during Recession – 16 out of the 30 corporations that make up the current Dow Jones Industrial Average started during a recession

  20. Just got an Opportunity – Age and situation aren't the factors to consider. Opportunity is what is needed, not experience, security, or age. In a nutshell, Today is the Best Time to start a Business!

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My name is Shyamala pronounced as shaa-ma-la. I am a UX evangelist turned product owner defining experiences and vision for autonomous digital assistants. 

I am a civil engineer by education, and before moving into user experience and product, I worked as an architect with a construction firm for 2 years. My passion for design and building great things for users pushed me into the UX speciality. I am a self-made UX designer with no formal educational background into UX, but my passion helped me enter and succeed in user experience.