Start-up 'sailors' still keen to weather the storm by launching own businesses
Given the uncharted and turbulent economic waters we appear to be sailing through at the moment, it might appear surprising that our free First Steps to Start Up have been attracting more potential entrepreneurs recently.
So I asked one of our recent groups why and I was told by one enthusiastic lady that starting a business allowed her to take control of her life and career now rather than rely on others to shape her future.
That’s not uncommon but what’s interesting is that this powerful motivation is still driving people today to plan for their new enterprises, regardless. Which is really positive as small businesses remain so essential to growth and innovation.
It’s good to be able to share such stories when the economic weather is at best overcast some days and the clouds of Brexit seem increasingly to be setting us up for some unsettled days ahead.
It rather proves the point that if people want to buy things at the prices you want to sell then at then you have a potential business.
Making this work in reality takes hard work but can be hugely rewarding and for many can suit their lifestyle and family commitments better than being employed. But working out if an idea has the potential to be a business dream or turn into a business nightmare needs some thought.
Our business start-up programme has been carefully designed to help you through a step-by-step process that means you can avoid the common pitfalls of starting up. One delegate said last month: “I would totally recommend this course to anyone thinking of setting up his or her own business.” Another commented: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the two days – really helpful and well presented.”
To find out more or book a free place on the February course at KLIC, simply visit www.nwes.org.uk/events or call 01553 970970.