A Year In Business – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
A Year In Business - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Firstly – I can’t believe I’ve been running this business for a year already! It has flown by. It has certainly been a rollercoaster but I still have absolutely no regrets about starting my own business. I’ve learned a few things along the way which I thought I’d share. I hope you find it helpful whether you’re a new start-up or you’re thinking of becoming one.
Financial Stress Plays a Huge Part
When you’re an employee, you can rely on that monthly pay cheque. Whether work slows down, you get sick or you just don’t have the energy to fully apply yourself today (we’ve all been there) – you still get paid.
Running your own business is the opposite of that and all of the pressure is on you alone to bring in the money. This has given me a lot of sleepless nights. I’ve spoken to so many small business owners just like me – and I can tell you without doubt that this is completely normal. It’s so difficult to change your mindset from 20yrs+ of security being an employee to being master of your own destiny and all of the responsibilities that come with it – but YOU CAN DO IT! Just be sensible.
Cut down personal costs wherever you can. Keep business costs to a minimum. Work your butt off and keep your eye on the end goal. Making sacrifices now is completely worth it if you want to run a successful business.