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When Opportunity Comes Knocking

I’ve never been one for superstition and hokum but I have always believed that if you live your life with purpose and put your intentions “out there”, somehow everything you want will come to you.

Goodness knows there are many areas of my life that need work but interestingly my career was never a problem area. So when I decided to start my own business five months ago, it never occurred to me that it would be not be a success. I knew it would be hard work and quite challenging at times, but I was absolutely sure it would come off.Continue reading

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Why 1-page Business Plans are Evil

Some business advisers advocate and actively promote the 1-page Business Plan. The internet is rife with 1-page business plan templates and blog articles about how to write a business plan in a matter of minutes.

These advisers are charlatans! And as far as I’m concerned, the 1-page Business Plan is ridiculous and is not worth the page it’s written on. In this article, I’ll explain why.Continue reading

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When to quit your job and go freelance

I had a long list of potential blog topics to write about this week, but for some reason I just kept coming back to this one question:

Did I make the right decision to quit my high paying job as a business consultant/ analyst to go freelance?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love working for myself and anyway, it’s still early days in the life of my startup. However this got me wondering… is there a right time to quit your job as an employee to start your own business? And if so, when is the right time?

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