Think about it this way. If you are an employee you are in effect selling your time, a finite resource. Your time is limited, so if all you sell is your time, then not only do you have no spare time but of course your earning potential is limited as well. Would it not therefore make sense to sell less of your time and more of something else? If you could, then theoretically your earning potential would become virtually endless. You could even escape the rat race altogether and ultimately spend your time doing more enjoyable things rather than selling it to make a living.If you are willing to put in that extra bit of work or go the extra mile for your boss, I am sure you would be more than happy to do so for yourself, especially if you thought that it would improve the quality of life for you and your family. Hard work is not hard work when you are doing what you always wanted. Perhaps a little bit of New Year inspiration might help you off the blocks? Here are ten reasons to start your own business in 2013:1. You will be your own boss with no one looking over your shoulder. Freedom of time, moment, goals, finances everything left to you.2. Work at your convenience. Be your own time master. Increased flexibility greatly benefits Dads and other people who have responsibilities outside of work.3. Freedom to do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it.4. The ability to continue your regular income job until you can afford to live on the income generated by your new business.5. Job security and fear of unemployment are no longer a concern.6. Discover a real sense of pride as an entrepreneur who has achieved something.7. Your self-confidence will sky-rocket. This may help you overcome other hurdles in life with less heartache and stress.8. There is no limit to what you can earn. You can earn as much as you want by just stepping up the speed.9. Many countries offer tax benefits for home based businesses, since it is considered extra income. So greater credit ratings with fewer tax obligations.10. You can retire when you feel the time is right, at 30 or at 60, it’s entirely up to you.Success is something that you should measure in some goal or tangible form. Do not equate success with money and never ever chase money. Whenever you chase money, money runs away! If you chase success instead, the money starts to follow and eventually it will overtake – and you’ll never have to think about it again.