Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by David Wynn and Sean Gordon from the Improvement Project. Check out the Improvement Project for more articles, resources and Podcasts that inspire, motivate and coach people improving their lives.
We talked about my journey from full time employee to full time entrepreneur and the ups and downs of starting and sustaining a small business. In today's society, is it really safer to be employed, rather than self-employed? Our chat explores some great advice on how to set out on your own. It really is one to listen to - and this is only part 1.
Questions We Discussed
"I have a current role that I'm not totally passionate about. I have a side business/hobby that generates some income. I've been thinking for a while that I could take my hobby and make it a full time job, but I'm very aware of the risks. What made you decide to start your own business?" - Dave
Topics covered in the first episode.
The Golden Handcuffs
Time Management (Google Calendar) & Discipline
Branding & Perceived Value
Canva - Cloud based graphic design software
Zoom.us - Online meeting software
Fantastical 2 - Calendar
Wix - Website Design Application with so many features, including booking system
Hubspot - CRM System to organise your sales pipeline and manage client communications
Bigger-fish.co.uk - Lee's Website
Lee's LinkedIn Page - Optimised to convert views into loyal clients