What is my 'why' and why is it important?

Have you worked out what your work's for yet?

Do you work to earn money?  Or do you use your work to respond to a cause that you feel moved to help with?  Is it a vehicle, helping you get from over here to over there, or an outlet, enabling you to exchange your creative flow for the means to live and eat?

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Seven things you need to consider when starting a small business

Starting your own business can be a really daunting prospect.  There's so much to consider - what’s your product? How will you make money? How will you tell people about what you do? Will you sell online or in person? How will you manage to run a business alongside family or other work commitments?

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Why you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to run your own business

It may be that the idea of becoming an entrepreneur is the very thing putting you off starting your own business.  There’s a certain image associated with those behind a startup, and if you feel you don’t fit the mould, you might decide the world of running your own show just isn’t for you.

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Three reasons why you shouldn’t give up your day job - just yet

It can be really frustrating when you come up with an idea for a project: you’re itching to get it off the ground properly; you’re snatching moments of time to work on it in spare hours (for me it was waking at 6am on a Sunday, forfeiting the coveted lie-in!); it’s impossible to feel like you’re achieving much, the flow being constantly interrupted by daily life and your ongoing obligations.  Oh, the magic that could happen if you could concentrate full-time on bringing your idea to life.  And all you see around you is the motivational words of the gurus who want you to STOP DREAMING AND START DOING, that risks need to be taken in order for results to come, LEAP and the net shall appear…

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