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Small business chat update – Debbie Copas

Small business chat update – Debbie Copas

Good morning, if you’re reading this “live” and welcome to another Small Business Update with an interviewee we’ve been talking to for a good few years now, Debbie Copas from Norfolk Coastal Holidays. We originally met Debbie in March 2013, and checked in with her in March 2014, May 2015 and June 2016 (about those dates; it’s not usually my interviewees being late with their replies but a scheduling thing on my part, as I tend to do the updates in the order in which they came in. It suddenly struck me that readers might think my interviewees weren’t organised: not the case!). When I asked Debbie last time where she wanted to be in a year’s time, she replied “I am just embarking on a 100 day challenge; my goal is to get my accounts up to date and then put in place a system to ensure I complete all necessary tasks on a monthly basis. I’m fed up with the annual rush in January to get things up to date! If I achieve that, I plan on rewarding myself with an online course to learn more about creating a travel guide. I hope I will be making more regular visits to Norfolk (assuming my youngest gets to University) and being more proactive in looking for properties to add to my portfolio. Maybe I will have achieved last year’s goals too, with a logo and so on, but I won’t beat myself up if I haven’t. Life’s too short!” Let’s see how she’s got on with those plans …

Hello again, Debbie, just when you’re busy but sometimes have last-minute availability on your properties, and thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. So, are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?

This time round, I think I can say I’m much further forward than I thought I’d be but in a completely different direction!

Exciting! What has changed and what has stayed the same?

Where do I start? So many changes that it’s no longer possible to predict where things will be, it really is a case of rolling with the punches. The business is just starting to expand in a way I’d previously hoped for, but that hadn’t quite fallen into place. I have just taken on two new properties to manage the bookings in the last two months, Church Cottage and The Barnhouse. They are both inland rather than right by the coast, but it’s still only a short drive to the many wonderful beaches along the Norfolk coastline. I find that my guests always go about and about exploring so they both combine the best of the Norfolk countryside and the coast. One is a beautiful Grade II listed thatched cottage and the other a 220 year old converted single storey barn. Such beautiful buildings that encompass the wide variety of properties on offer when you choose to stay in Norfolk.

Even more exciting and not publicised at all yet, is that we have just bought another holiday property ourselves. It is in need of a full renovation as it has damp and so the plaster needs stripping off before we start to build it back up. I’m sad that it’s too far away to do the renovation ourselves but am hopeful that the builder, when he eventually starts, will do a great job. More than that I won’t say at this stage. All to be revealed in due course!

Changes at home have been monumental and that also has a huge impact on my business. My husband left the company he was working for in October. He has now started his own company, something he never thought he’d do, in consultancy work. It’s allowed him some time out as he thinks about how he wants the final years of his career to pan out, which may possibly not be another full time job. So he’s at home a lot sharing my workplace and that’s a BIG change to adjust to!

My youngest is just back from university after a year with plenty of ups and downs. My daughter is back from her global travels earlier than planned and the eldest is still thinking about buying his first home. Brexit, elections and more have not helped him with that decision! So I’m definitely not an empty nester and that also impacts on my work life. Your children are never too old to need your time and love, but that’s what being a mum is all about. A lifetime job and let no-one tell you otherwise!

What’s the same? I still don’t have a logo, although I experimented with one and have the concept in place. That’s a procrastinator for you! I didn’t get to do that online course I was thinking about either. The one constant is that we still live in the same house and hopefully will do until it’s time to downsize. It’s nice to be in our forever home to provide the stability a family needs in this constantly changing world.

Wow – busy times! What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?

I’ve learned not to panic when life throws curveballs, but I think I already knew that! I’m calm by nature when dealing with a crisis and there have been lots of those this last year. Another loss, when a friends husband died after a battle with bowel cancer, so life really is too short.

I got up to date with my accounts as planned, but am steadily falling behind again. I have researched accounting software but have found it a very difficult process. I bought a package on the advice of a salesperson but it was completely wrong for my business and didn’t do most of the things that I needed it to. I took out a trial on another but didn’t have enough time to devote to it so barely scratched the surface before the trial ran out. My email to the salesperson who was so keen to sign me up has gone unanswered. I’m not impressed with the customer service which falls so low below what I’m proud to offer in my business. I’m really surprised how difficult it is to find the right answer. I’m now at the stage where I think I may need to pay someone to find me the right package and give me some advice on how to set it up.

I’m glad I didn’t know that something I was involved with on Facebook would implode in a way I didn’t dream possible. It was a very unpleasant period in my life when you realise how much your work in cyberspace can impact on you as an individual. The upside was that I had more support than I could have hoped for from my cyberfriends. The positive from hanging out in cyberspace was that I enjoyed a short break in Wales in the company of some of the wonderful owners I have met online in the last couple of years, where we exchanged news and generally enjoyed being in each other’s company; people who all understand the business of holiday rental and who don’t think you rude when you have your head down in your phone or computer because you’re busy answering enquiries!

Any more hints and tips for people?

Not to try to do everything yourself as your business expands? I’m not good at keeping up with paperwork and general admin. I employed my daughter between her return from travels and starting a new job and she was such a help. Between us we were able to move forward on a really big project that I had put off for ages, updating my welcome folder or rather creating a new one from scratch. Now it’s in place, I’ve thought of more things to add and will make further changes to the layout. I have always known I’m a procrastinator so anything that helps me focus is a good thing. This year I’ve read The 15 Minute Rule: How to stop procrastinating and take charge of your life. I think I need to reread it regularly to keep me on the right path!

And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?

This next year will be all about the new property, getting it ready for guests, sourcing furniture etc plus getting the marketing and welcome folder ready. Hopefully the new properties will find their niche as they are both bigger properties than I currently offer, so I need to build up a customer base of larger families and group bookings for those. They’re both great for a cross generational family holiday for example, where mum and dad and the kids take along granny and grandpa! Maybe more owners will approach me to manage theirs, who knows, but it’s exciting not knowing quite where the future will lead!

Goodness me, what a busy year! It’s interesting that I have a lot of interviewees who have small children, but obviously that worry doesn’t stop as they grow up! I have seen quite a few Facebook issues with small businesses (see my last interview with Stevie Maiden in a different field altogether) but indeed, there are those support systems, too. And as for admin, I think we all suffer there, don’t we. I’m up to date with everything for the business, of course, but do need to sit down and update the indexes on this blog … Anyway, good luck to Debbie as she enters maybe a quieter year and well done for slowly expanding and keeping hold of all the reins!

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Website: www.norfolkcoastalholidays.co.uk

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Business, Small Business Chat

 

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Small business chat update – Stevie Maiden

Small business chat update – Stevie Maiden

It’s update time with Stevie Maiden from Maidens Fayre. When we first met Stevie in June 2013, she ran a small business Facebook group and was building up her jams, chutneys and pickles business. Updates in July 2014 , 2015 and 2016 she shared the ups and downs of life at fairs and shows while she tried to achieve that delicate work-life balance. In 2016, this was her plan for this year: “I hope to be selling into more retail outlets and doing less standing in fields in the rain,” but unfortunately life had something different in store.

Hello, Stevie! Are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?

Sadly not. I had a nasty fall after I completed last years answers. It’s meant I’ve had to cut back considerably.

What has changed and what has stayed the same?

I’m still working, but I’ve lost heart in it. I’m considering putting the business up for sale. My deteriorating health has meant that I can’t work as hard as I did. It’s still my only source of income, so I have to stick at it

What have you learned and what do you wish you’d known a year ago?

Well, I’ve learned that if you advertise your ideas on Facebook, your competitors WILL copy them.

What hints and tips do you have for people?

I’d say have a back-up plan. I loved this business so much and I never thought I would stop. Be prepared that it might happen to you.

Where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?

I really hope I get my enthusiasm back and if not, I really hope to sell the business as a going concern

I’m so sorry that Stevie’s had a hard time this year and has lost enthusiasm as a result. I am grateful for her honesty in sharing this with us – it’s good to remember times can be hard and scary as well as easy and fun, and it is indeed important to have a back-up plan. I hope there’s no selling of the business and lots of selling of jam and chutney involved this year!

You can find Stevie online on the Maidens Fayre Facebook page and get in touch with her there.

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2017 in Business, Small Business Chat

 

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Small business chat update – Dick Margulis

Small business chat update – Dick Margulis

It’s Small Business Update time with  Dick Margulis from Dick Margulis Creative Services – he makes books, in effect, providing a range of services for authors. We first chatted to Dick back in February 2012, and then again in March 2013, March 2014, May 2015 and most recently, June 2016.  This time last year, this was his plan: “Y’know, I’ve been talking about our cohousing project for so long, saying that this would be the year we finally moved in, that I’m thinking I’m going to give the project the code name Jerusalem. As in “next year in Jerusalem.” <sardonic_laugh />” Let’s see what’s going on in his work life at the moment …

Hello again, Dick! So, are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?

No. At least not physically. Yet more bureaucratic hurdles have delayed the start of construction on our cohousing project. In a triumph of obstinacy over common sense, though, we persist.

What has changed and what has stayed the same?

I’m still doing what I love, helping people realize their vision of a beautiful, well-made book with which to convey their ideas, their stories, their legacies. What is new is that I’ve developed a specialty—still just a small part of my practice—of recreating the look and feel of typesetting from bygone eras. By using modern digital fonts and standard software rather than the far costlier approach of reproducing old techniques with antique equipment in a museum-like environment, I can bring in these special projects within affordable budgets. Plus I have a lot of fun doing it.

You can read all about Dick’s new type project here – with images, so do pop through to have a look!

What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?

The things I’ve learned since the elevation of Donald Trump are all things I wish I’d never learned. Let’s leave it at that.

I’d say that was completely fair enough! Any more hints and tips for people?

The world did not spring into existence fully formed the day you were born. Your elders may actually know things you don’t know—useful things—and you should allow for that possibility before waving them away.

And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?

Every day brings a new outrage that I can’t have foreseen, so I’m not about to guess at what lies a year hence.

I love Dick’s new project with the bygone type – I hope you did click through to have a look as it’s fabulous work. I hope things improve regarding housing and politics, and stay just as inventive and creative in his work life!

You can find Dick Margulis here:

Dick Margulis Creative Services
284 West Elm Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06515
+ 1 (203)389-4413 office
+ 1 (203)464-3199 mobile
www.dmargulis.com (site)
www.ampersandvirgule.com (blog)

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2017 in Business, Small Business Chat

 

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Small business chat update – Mel Carpenter

Small business chat update – Mel Carpenter

It’s a big hello to Mel Carpenter again today – Mel never stands still (literally) as she is an exercise and fitness guru who is always updating and pivoting and refining her business models – and good for her, as it’s easy to become complacent and stuck in a rut. You can find her at Cardio Central and The Mummy Trainer and she also runs a printing company with her husband, Fullfit. We first met Mel in February 2013 and then updated in February 2014, March 2015 and May 2016. Last year, she wanted to be here by now: “With a Teacher Training programme that’s up and running and providing me with an income! I’m still planning on opening that studio and I would love for it to be next year as I turn 40!” I guessed things would have changed in the meantime and I was correct: read on to find out more and pick up some good hints and tips!

Hello again, Mel! I hesitate to ask this one …Are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?

Whenever you ask me that question, the answer is always no, lol!

Well – I am now a Personal Trainer, I’m also a Fitness Tutor and I do have my own Fitness Programme and it is launching very soon (I’m very excited)!

I don’t have my studio yet but I am still 40 for another 10 months so it could still happen in that time frame!

What has changed and what has stayed the same?

I’m still teaching classes, although my timetable is more varied now and I have instructors that teach for me regularly.

I still run the printing company with my husband and I now have my own Clothing Label called ‘Beatz’!

I don’t blog much on The Health Carpenter anymore, that’s due to The Mummy Trainer picking up speed, which I am very happy about!

What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?

I’ve learned a lot about websites, I now do 95% of my own website updates (my husband is relieved) and I’m concentrating on learning more about analytics (totally not 2016 me!)!

Any more hints and tips for people?

Learn as much as you can! I’m always studying, whether it be a course or books that I’ve bought on a particular subject! Continuous education is key when you are self-employed!

Also, Network, Network, Network!

I’ve started going to local networking meetings and I’ve recently joined an online mastermind group called Atomic (run by a Content Marketing Duo called Andrew and Pete).

My next goal is to be a speaker at these events, here’s hoping I can confirm that next year!

And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?

Still studying, still working and still striving to be the best that I can be!

Those are good aims, aren’t they! The exercise industry is something that is constantly changing, unlike my world, where a new use of a word form can take years to catch on. But whatever industry we’re in, it’s always wise to keep up to date and keep learning from the people and events around us.

 

www.cardiocentral.co.uk
www.themummytrainer.co.uk

www.Fullfit.co.uk

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2017 in Business, Small Business Chat

 

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Small business chat – Sara from Sara’s Parlour

Small business chat – Sara from Sara’s Parlour

Welcome to a NEW small business chat – how exciting! Today we’re meeting Sara, a friend of a friend, who runs Sara’s Parlour Face Painting, which offers face painting and other art services in the West Midlands and beyond. Sara’s been running her business for a decade and you really should check out her website and Facebook page to see the amazing images she’s created. Let’s meet Sara and see how she’s got where she is today!

Hello, Sara, and it’s lovely to meet you. So, basics first: what’s your business called? When did you set it up?

Hello! My business is called Sara’s Parlour Face Painting, and I set up the business in 2007.

What made you decide to set up your own business?

It was a chance request for me to do some face painting from a previous client. I hadn’t done it before, but had a book on my shelf on face painting so decided to give it a shot!

What made you decide to go into this particular business area?

After completing my art degree as a mature student, I was unsure which avenue to take next. I had tried out working in various areas post my degree – including theatre design, art workshops, and graphic design. I realised after giving face painting a go that It makes people happy, that I loved sharing my artwork with people, particularly that mirror moment!

Had you run your own business before?

Yes, I had designed clothing for boutiques in Birmingham and London back in the 90s.

How did you do it? Did you launch full-time, start off with a part-time or full-time job to keep you going … ?

I worked part time alongside working for charitable organisations supporting the public, and there have definitely been skills learnt there that I’ve transferred to my work now.

What do you wish someone had told you before you started?

I wouldn’t change my job for the world, it is long hours behind the scenes, which requires a broad range of skills, although the public just see the fun stuff, but even if I had been told that in advance, it wouldn’t have stopped me fulfilling my passion!

What would you go back and tell your newly entrepreneurial self?

Believe in yourself fully.

What do you wish you’d done differently?

Nothing at all 🙂

What are you glad you did?

Saying yes to every new positive experience.

What’s your top business tip?

I work in a co-working space which is brilliant, it’s a lot easier to motivate yourself when in an organised office environment, and there is so much to learn from others – so my top tip is don’t become isolated – it can be counter-productive!

How has it gone since you started? Have you grown, diversified or stayed the same?

I’ve grown, moving into full time, subcontracting work out and working in teams, and getting bigger clients due to better marketing.

Where do you see yourself and your business in a year’s time?

Full time, potentially with at least one paid worker in the office so I can work on being creative!

I love the passion my creative interviewees bring to their work – although you can obviously find passion in every sort of business. I was interested to hear that Sara works in a co-working space; that’s not something I can do in my line of work, not least because much of my work is confidential. But I totally agree about not becoming isolated, and have a good community of “my” people around me. You really should click on a link to see the marvellous work Sara does, and I’ll be looking forward to her follow-up interview next year!

Finally, where can we find you?

You can visit my website at www.sarasparlour.co.uk, find me on Facebook or just phone me on 07964 081 325.

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2017 in Business, Small Business Chat

 

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Small business chat update – Anastasia Wilson (was Anastasia Bird)

Small business chat update – Anastasia Wilson (was Anastasia Bird)

Welcome to another Small Business Update – and today we’re saying hello again to the lady previously known as Anastasia Bird, who is now Anastasia Wilson . Anastasia runs Virtual Bird, although her business model has changed since we started chatting back in March 2013. We had updates in March 2014, April 2015  and May 2016. and in that last interview, when I asked her where she wanted to be in a year’s time, she said … “Well, on exactly this date in a years time I’ll be getting married!! So in the meantime I guess just keep growing as Virtual Bird has been growing so far!” (don’t worry, I didn’t actually interview her on her wedding day …). Let’s see how she’s getting on!

Hello, Anastasia! Congratulations on your wedding! Are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?

Yes and no, I got married a few days ago so that’s VERY different! Business wise, yep, everything is on the right track and it’s growing at the expected pace.

What has changed and what has stayed the same?

My working hours have changed, I now do a more “normal” working pattern as I was getting close to burning out. Stayed the same is my passion for helping other small businesses grow, it’s still the driving force behind what I do.

What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?

I’ve learned that I’m not superwoman and sometimes you have to take a step back and re-evaluate. I knew this as I coach my clients about it, but it takes a personal experience to really put it into perspective.

Any more hints and tips for people?
Ooh, always keep your inbox organised – a chaotic inbox can have an impact on your productivity function!

What question would YOU like to ask other small business owners?

What’s the hardest part about running a business?

And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?

Well, I’m going to hope that the business is roughly at the same pace because we’re renovating the house and if it grows anymore then I won’t be able to cope 😉

Work-life balance and “normal” hours are very hard things to achieve, so well done to Anastasia for doing so well with that. I know very few people who’ve managed to build that in from the start, and many who had a risk of burn-out or even became unwell before they made the necessary changes.

Anastasia’s new website for Virtual Bird is at www.virtualbird.co.uk and you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. You can find the link to her e-book at the bottom of her web page.

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2017 in Business, Small Business Chat

 

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Small business chat update – Simon Forder

Small business chat update – Simon Forder

Welcome to an update with Simon Forder, who has a busy life dealing with his Telemarketing company, RingHello, his castles project, The Castle Guy, and being a dad. Simon is one of my few original 2011 interviewees left now (others have drifted away from the series, rather than going out of business, I hasten to add), catch-ups in October 2012, November 2013, February 2015. and April 2016. Last year his comment on his plans for the upcoming 12 months was, “I’ll be in a more secure place with regular historical commission work providing a greater proportion of income, we will have the software available with a reasonable number of subscribers (50 at least) starting to provide us with a regular ambient income, and maintaining a regular income stream from telemarketing as well. Maybe baby Olaf will have regularised his sleep patterns by then as well, so fewer black bags under the eyes would be nice!”  Let’s see how he’s getting on!

Hello Simon! So, how are things going?

I am going to have to make this as brief as I can for reasons which should become clear as I type. Not least, at any moment it’s always possible that our little boy could wake up!

Trying to juggle the amount of time that both the Castle Guy project and Ringhello needed with my health issues has proven to be a bit of a challenge, and adding a baby to the mix definitely increased that challenge somewhat.

At the start of the financial year just ended, Janine and I chose to incorporate in order to allow us the opportunity of growing our business through the use of other trusted freelancers.

We now have a pool of about a dozen people we can call upon to carry out these campaigns, and although there have been hiccups along the way, overall the plan is coming together nicely. The principal challenge has been to do with the drop in profitability due to the use of third parties – an awkward jump for anyone used to being self-employed – and a complete lack of support for the fledgling limited company from the banking industry. It’s now starting to be the case that we need to find more good quality people to work with us and our clients!

We are now at the stage where we are investigating ways of promoting our software, which is designed to fit the gap between Excel spreadsheets and a full-blown CRM, helping small and micro-businesses manage their cold calling effectively. We’re offering it free just now if any reader is interested to ensure suitable feedback from outside users to show investors and potential partners. Just call me if you’d like to know more, readers…!

The Castle Guy project had to take a back seat for a while, and I certainly haven’t been out and about as much as I had hoped, but I did manage to get the second volume in the series published a couple of months ago. (http://thecastleguy.co.uk/books/fortress-scotland-volume-2/) I couldn’t dedicate any resources to publicising it beyond my own social media efforts, but I’ve still managed to sell about 50 copies, which is really heartening given the hike in the price I’ve had forced upon me! I’m hoping to have a second Castle Guide out there soon as well – Stirling Castle. At present it’s an absolute whopper at over 20,000 words, I’m having to put together some hand-drawn sketches which is proving time-consuming.

Health-wise things are on the up. I’ve learned to identify the signs my body is giving me when it isn’t happy with what I’ve eaten. But with a still not-very-sleepy 15 month old (he still hasn’t slept “through” once), sleep deprivation is definitely taking its toll. The CFS isn’t rearing its head (thank goodness) but I do find that I am nowhere near as capable as I was at – for example – doing the gardening. And the shoulder still hasn’t healed.

Are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?

Not really. Everything takes more time with a baby to consider, but I think we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

What has changed and what has stayed the same?

Much is the same. Living and working in Scotland, where we have had a general election, Scottish election, independence referendum, EU referendum, Brexit negotiations – and another general election coming up soon (not to mention a possible second independence referendum), the economy is suffering from a chronic case of indecision. Every time there’s an election people hold fire on investment – and there’s no clear end in sight yet. But people in business are starting to realise they can’t avoid making decisions indefinitely, and that has to be good.

What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?

I honestly can’t answer the first part of that question; the only thing I wish I’d known was that one of our suppliers was going to fold. It’s left us with a gap in promoting our business that to be honest we could have done with some notice to plug properly. Oh, and I would have approached exhibiting at a business expo in London differently. I’m not in the business of naming and shaming, but we’ve been left with a very bitter taste in our mouths by an utterly unscrupulous sales team. Sins of lying and omission, let’s put it that way.

Any more hints and tips for people?

Don’t forget to give yourself time to breathe. And that goes to myself as well…

And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?

Hopefully in the position I said last year. At the very least I hope that everything has stabilised – but with the political situation as it is, I remain doubtful.

A bit of a complicated year, then, with lots of choices and changes and a lack of stability. I hope the political situation calms down a bit, too, as it’s worrying when you deal with lots of overseas clients like I do. I love Simon’s hint about giving yourself time to breathe. It only takes anything to do with your health to realise that you’re not a business machine but a person who needs to look after themselves!

You can find Simon online at ringhello.co.uk and thecastleguy.co.uk.

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2017 in Business, Small Business Chat

 

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