Mission Impossible: Just Enough Information to Fail

A while back, memorably, I ran a fool’s errand for some friends – you might remember this story? I undertook a mission which I knew was impossible. I did this because I am a nice girl, I owed them a favour or two and I didn’t know how to say no. There were elements of all three of those rolled into one confusing whole, plus I wanted to help. What my friends wanted me to do was deliver a vital legal document to Central London by 4 p.m. I told them I could do this if they emailed the document to me by […]

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Why Solopreneurs Fail

Clients often ask why solopreneurs fail. I often think about why they fail too. I am the Queen of Positive Thinking so I probably wouldn’t choose to think of it as failure, rather as learning I could build on in the next phase of the Working for Myself Plan, but here’s what I see. Lack of money. You don’t need money to set up a business working from home (depending on what you do) but you probably need money behind you to pay the bills during your start-up phase. So you either get a part-time job, or rely on a […]

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