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Escape the small business trap

Ultimately, you chose to run your own business because you were looking for freedom and flexibility, so you could live your own life your own way. Yet all too often, our businesses take over our lives, making us work till 10pm every evening, sacrificing our weekends and family time and making us forget why we started out in the first place.

The “Daily Update" gives you a daily action or tip that you can use right away to improve your business - and get those evenings and weekends back. And it only costs a few quid each month. Plus, every subscriber to the Daily Update also gets access to “Fix it Friday” which is a weekly Q&A session where you can ask me a question about your business and I’ll use my decades of experience to fix it for you.

One last thing. I’m doing this because I’m good at it. I know how hard it can be to work for yourself - I call them “FTMs” or “fuck this moments” and I’ve had a lot over the years. But it turns out that I’m really good at analysing a business, figuring out where to make changes and putting a plan in place to make that happen.

More importantly, I love helping people. If a Daily Update post makes a difference to someone’s life, if they get to bed earlier because of it, or get half a day playing with their kids (something I didn’t do enough of), then that makes it all worthwhile for me.

Remember, your business is there to support you. Your lifestyle, your choices. All too often we are told that you have to do it this way - when actually it should be up to you. I struggled for years because I thought I was doing it wrong. Now I know that my way is the right way for me, and this site is all about helping you find your way through it.


October 2020