Wow! Who'd have thought it? After the joyous news about the nomination, we received the even more amazing one that The RG8 Directory is now shortlisted for an award at the National Independent Magazine Publishers' Awards. Frocks and dinner jackets at the ready, here we come! We can't wait for the ceremony now....
More and more people in the UK are starting their own business, leaving the 'corporate shackles' and going it alone. Sometimes by choice. Sometimes by necessity. Whichever it is, being your own boss is exciting and daunting at the same time. Like someone once said: "Good news: you're your own boss" - "Bad news: you're your own boss"....
It can be easy when being an entrepreneur, a one-man-band, a solo-preneur (I like this latest definition), to feel alone or isolated. But there's no need to be.
I recently read a very good blog by Jenna Arak, called "The Hard Truths of Solopreneurship" where she explains very eloquently the self doubts and fears that a solo-preneur can have from time to time. She also reassures us that those doubts and fears are common to most business owners and that they are absolutely normal. If you own your own business I recommend you read it.
Jenna's article is available here http://ow.ly/By89m
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