Creating A Business To Love: Taming The Monster

If you are self-employed, what I am about to say now may not apply to you. Because you might like pottering about at home, working when you choose and for whom you choose. You may have got used to your income being lumpy and not mind, because you enjoy the freedom it brings. You are your own boss, and leaving aside various uncertainties and the fact that you do everything that needs doing, it’s great. And if that’s you, I’m happy for you; some days that’s me too. But what happens if you are lucky, or successful, or both, is that […]

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The Story So Far: What I’ve Learned from 37 Years of Working for Myself

After only four unsatisfactory years in employment between 1973 and 1977, I accidentally started my own first business. And despite struggling with maths as a teenager, this only turned out to be an accountancy business. Although I knew by then that I wanted to be self-employed, what I didn’t know was that I was not really an accountant, more an entrepreneur and later a serial business owner. The cross which the creative entrepreneur has to bear is waking up every day with a new idea for a business, each more exciting and compelling than the last. But focus and follow […]

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