What I wish I knew when I started my business | #take5

When I first started my business, you could define my approach as sporadic, intense and a huge learning curve.It’s fair to say that for the first year, I made it up as I went along, turning to Google whenever I needed to know something and just generally waiting to see what tomorrow would bring.If there’s a checklist of possible problems to face when starting a business, I would’ve ticked it off. From having no work / life balance and pricing myself wrong to getting isolated and experiencing total burn out - the first year of my business is a textbook example of what not to do. But hey, whether we’re 2 months, 2 years or 20 years down the line - there will always be something to learn.I’ve never been one for regrets or dwelling on what went wrong, but if I would change one thing, it would be to talk to other people, ask questions and discover what they’ve learnt along the way. I know if I had done I probably would’ve saved myself a significant amount of faff and confusion.Which brings me onto todays episode, where I’ll be talking about 5 things I wish I knew before starting my business. Whether you’re new to the self employed world or have had a business for years - keep listening because I truly believe there’s always something we can learn or be reminded of.

1 | BE INTENTIONAL, NOT INTENSE

2 | TAKE A BREAK

3 | SORT YOUR PRICES OUT

  • Consider your monthly pay and work backwards

  • Price according to the value you’re adding

  • You won’t necessarily ‘work’ 8 hours a day

Julia Day from EasyasVAT - www.easyasvat.com.

4| KNOW THAT YOU’RE IN CHARGE NOW

5| MAKE FRIENDS!!

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