On starting a business

This is a new one in the Categories section. I did not write anything on my intention to start a business. I think I have been avoiding it on purpose. I cannot give any advice as it my first attempt so why bother writing about it right? But now I have changed my mind. The reason is – I simply need to streamline my ideas, get down to business and most importantly – start it! Writing about it will really push me and I need the push…

So little bit of the background. I have been working steadily since 2005 with the same employer until summer 2016. I knew what I had to do. I knew the people and company’s ethos. I cannot say that it was the job of my life but it was O.K. I have learned along the way and become more at ease with marketing, promotion campaigns, accounting and few other skills which I did not study at university. I can honestly say that I worked on automatic pilot and it did not cost me much effort. Last year or two a strange feeling began to creep in: “This job is a dead end and it will probably not be very long before I get fired.” People I worked with started to disappear and it become more obvious that one day I will have to go, too. I did not want to see it. I was always ‘too busy’ to consider what if that really happens? And one day, yes, I was told: “We don’t need you anymore but may call you back if the business picks up…”.

First I thought:”Not a big deal. I needed a change.” But after while I realized that finding new job is going to be lot harder than I thought. I am not twenty any more. Some of my skills are out of date. So after a frantic search through current job market I have made a big decision:” I will set up my own business. I will finally do what I like and enjoy .”The decision has been made and as I said, I have to make it happen. There is no other way. Not knowing what is ahead of me – is scary. Knowing that it is only up to me – is exciting. Wish me luck 🙂

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