I see a lot of people looking for co-founders or projects to join and I'm just curious why haven't you yet started your own business and what is the main reason for this?
In my situation, though I have good technical and marketing skills, I haven't started my own business. Because, to start the business, if two or three people at the founders level discuss the ideas, plan and execute, there are many chances to grow the business.
Everyone has his/her ideas, methodology, work style. This may help in growing the business.
Many startups open and shut down due to a lack of understanding of the market, executing the ideas and many more.
So, I want to be a part of a company where I utilize my skills and grow the business in the market.
Lack of a good idea and strategic partner derailed me moving forward until last year when I met someone who was then my IT Student but is now a business partner.
We just decided to start building something that now looks very useless. We eventually through a couple of rejections, brainstorming and iteration continued improving the project.
We now have something worth calling a startup idea worth putting all our energies into.
Maybe sometimes we are just scared of getting started, and also the fear of rejection keeps us from pursuing our startup goals and dreams.
I would urge everyone to get started anyhow for there is no startup without starting at all. Teams are usually important when seeking funding or scaling.
Re myself, I have been to busy with my corporate career that I could not see that what I really want is to build something with my own hands, start my own business. But eventually, I got to the point where I do not get any satisfaction from doing my work and now I'm looking to start something with my team.
It's much easier to work for somebody. But it does give you the taste of real life.