The very starting point for anyone considering self-employment …
Who are you?
Starting Points - This is the first thing we need to find out … what do you like to do, who lives at home, what are you good at … the list is endless and, fortunately, so is our teapot! We need to know about you so that we can help you take the next steps
What do you Want?
This is an important question as we need to know what you want to achieve, as this will help us with giving advice to support you on your journey.
Are you SMART?
Now that we have got to know you, we need to start to think about some goals … SMART is the posh word meaning specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely … what does that mean? That means that we make sure that you are set goals that you can achieve, that work with you on the baby steps on your journey. It is important to us that you feel safe, which means we work with you at your pace.
What skills have you got? How can we show people how amazing you are … let us work with you to communicate what you do best. We will also look at your learning style and see what support you need to make the best of yourself.
If you are happy with our starting points . . . then give us a call or pop in and say hi! The kettle will be on and we may even find you a biscuit or two . . . .
Starting your own New Business can be a big challenge . . .
There may be many reasons you want to start your business . . .
From wanting to work hours that suit you – around school hours, fed up with working for other people, who don’t appreciate your hard work & effort – or maybe you have come up with a fantastic idea that everyone will want, to just wanting to be your own boss & having more time to yourself & working when you choose – One of your first decisions has to be about what you have got to offer your customers
You’ve got this far . . .
So . . . You’ve got this far – now for the next first steps
- The first thing you need to think about is if you have either a Hobby or Skill that you can use or teach others
- People love to learn new skills & gain new interests
- Can your Hobby fill a gap in the market – & is there a good opportunity for it to make money
- Can you apply any of the useful skills you used in your previous work in a different way ( ‘transferable skills’ )
Maybe you worked in a garage – Now you want to run a breakdown service or home servicing
Or you worked for an electric company – Now you want to install security alarms
The List is endless . . .
So Your First Job is to think about what you can do, what you are good at and then how you can make it into a new business for yourself & who your customers will be
Don’t forget the importance of research – This is where many people fall down, they don’t ask the question from their potential customers –
What is it that You Need . . .