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Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress. – Charles Kettering

Whether you want to start selling digital products, offering Ebooks, or any sort of service, there’s no doubt that January is the best time to start your business.

When a new year begins, we are filled with the enthusiasm of a fresh start: it’s the perfect time to start a new business, revamp our habits while taking action on the most important steps of launching a business.

Here’s why we think January is the best time to start your business.

3 Reasons Why January is the Best Time to Start Your Business

1) It’s a fresh start.

With a fresh start comes fresh ideas… and the energy to bring them into the world. With new resolutions and new ideas, the new year just feels… new. Whether it has something to do with flipping the calendar to a whole new page or mistakenly writing 2015 instead of 2016 for weeks into the new year, January historically inspires people to do things differently.

Watch: Feeling a bit low on good ideas? This TED talk by Steven Johnson might help:

2) You’re more likely to set new resolutions… and stick to them with this simple trick.

There’s nothing worse than setting a new resolution and forgetting about it a mere 3 weeks later. We all know gyms are busiest in January: New Year, New Me, right?

Luckily, there are ways to help your resolutions become a part of your life. According to Inc, simply changing your goals from a statement to a question is enough to prompt your new habits to stick.

Even if you struggle with committing, the bright promise of a new year can give you enough fuel in January to make a commitment to your business goals for 2016.

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3) It’s a perfect time to explore your curiosity.

Although entrepreneurship requires that you have an open mind, there’s no doubt that January of any new year prompts you to look at things a bit differently. You wonder how you can show up in the world in a better way.

You want to do life better. Maybe you want to be a more attentive husband, be more proactive in your friendships, or simply get to know yourself on a deeper level.

As a part of your striving to do life better, inevitably those new resolutions and fresh starts bleed into your business and work life, too. You want to find out how you can make your life better.

Imagine a life where all your time is spent on the things you want to do. – Chris Guillebeau

For people like you, this means pursuing life on your own terms. Chris Guillebeau shows with his ever-popular book, The $100 Startup, that it’s totally possible to start a business with, you guessed it, $100 or less and a mindset shift. Maybe it’s time for yours?

Read5 Free Resources to Start Selling Online by the End of January

Maybe there’s something behind the New Year, New Me cliché. Regardless, January is always a time to freshen up your habits, goals, and intentions for the year, both personal and professional. It’s an inspiring time for exploring your curiosities, resolutions, and fresh ideas.

What inspires you the most about the new year? Leave us a comment below.

About the author

Kristen Runvik

Kristen Runvik

Content strategist and holistic herbalist with experience in collaborative content creation and strategy implementation, multidimensional and highly creative content development, ecommerce growth, and medicinal plant, flower, and herb expertise.

Kristen is also the Founder of Lagom Body Co., a multidimensional skincare and lifestyle brand.