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Hopping in a car and driving to work five days a week is something we don’t second guess. But being innovative is part and parcel of entering the world of entrepreneurship. So is that daily rush hour traffic really the best way to travel?  

When you’re running a business you have to be able to consider the pros and cons of everything – even your commute. Not only does cycling mean you’ll be skipping the daily traffic, you’ll be exercising regularly and saving money! So it’s time to turn off that engine and start pedaling your way to successful entrepreneurship!

Caring about the bigger picture

Cycling to work isn’t just about getting fitter and being able to brag about it to your colleagues who suffer through traffic.

You’ll be reducing your carbon footprint significantly by switching up your regular bout of road rage for a smooth cycle to work, which means you don’t have to feel guilty about polluting the earth.

Get a feel for the bigger picture and start considering how this can work in your business’ mission. If you’re ready to consider how your business can help people on a moral basis, you’ll understand your audience better and be able to tailor your marketing to suit this.

You’ll be more satisfied in your work life

You might have thought that cycling to work would improve your health, but how exactly can it help your work life?

Exercising on a regular basis (if you aren’t already) will improve your circulation and consequently improve the blood flow to your brain. Those who exercise three days of the week for an hour are found to be better at tasks of concentration and recall.

Traits vital for successful entrepreneurship are being focused for long periods of time and not letting your productivity waver, so cycling to work can help to better your career. You’ll find yourself more energized and ready for the challenges that come with leadership – which means your business is bound to prosper!

Reduce your stress levels

There’s a lot of stress in the day-to-day running of a business. You might have a presentation to deliver to your shareholders, or there might have an important meeting at the bank that determines the fate of your company.

Whatever the drama is, a regular cycling routine will help calm your nerves when tensions are running high at the office.

Regular exercise means more endorphins, and those optimistic neurotransmitters are your ticket to becoming a relaxed leader. Endorphins have been proven to an increased ability of tackling demanding tasks head on – a trait every good entrepreneur needs to have.

You’re being thrifty

Entrepreneur or not, saving money is an important part of running any business. There’s only one way to build a business from the ground up, which means scrimping until you can scrimp no more.

An entrepreneur who recognises the money-saving value of cycling rather than driving to work is one we can all trust. Stop paying to gas up your car and buy protein-filled foods that will become your daily fuel to work.

You’ll be more willing to push your limits

If you’re not used to doing exercise every day, cycling to work can seem like a daunting task. But surely at one point, so did starting a business!

Daily doses of exercise will help your ‘just do it’ mentality and allow you to be more willing to tackle new ventures and try different methods of working – without which, your business would stop growing.

Valuing your peers

Being able to use your initiative and try new things for your business will also build your relationship with employees. If they know you’re willing to experiment with new ideas they’ll be more forthcoming about their own views.

Opening up a line of communication between you and your employees will also serve you well in the general running of your business, as your employees will be happy to let you know about any concerns they have.

Are you cycling to work? Or do you hope to start in the future? Leave us a comment below!  

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Karl Bilby

We work very closely with our expert accountants to bring you the latest factually correct tax and accounting news. We also enjoy writing about small business news that we hope you find useful!

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