Being a successful entrepreneur takes a lot more than just branding and selling. Every prosperous business owner has a collection of key skills that brought them to where they are today — and cultivating them required a lot of time and dedication.
If you’re one of those people who hates everything to do with the commute, office life, annoying co-workers and so on, then you’ll likely have thought, at one stage or another, “is there a way I can survive without all those annoyances, yet still have enough money to, you know, live?” Well, the answer is yes -- you can become a contractor or a freelancer, and be in charge of how you spend your time and still make a good income (indeed, many contractors end up making more money than regular employees). But it won’t necessarily be easy. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested methods for making the transition more straightforward.
Work, of course, can often prove to be a pretty stressful environment. Many of us work high demand jobs and expectations of us will be pretty high. We’ll always want to achieve or exceed or KPIs (or “key performance indicators”) and this will inevitably entail meeting deadlines, hitting targets, making sales or generating leads and ultimately working pretty hard. But it’s important to remember that work doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, you shouldn’t be suffering from stress at work on a regular basis at all!
Choosing a new career is never easy, but most people want a career that will help them to bring in money for many years. You might not necessarily want to follow a passion, but you still might want a career that challenges you and makes you happy. If you're thinking of a career change, there are some great reasons to consider being an accountant, even if that means going back to education.
As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to keep your business as safe as possible and to ensure that all of your data is secured. Whether it’s through the use of security hardware, software or even a third party company to help keep your data away from hackers and cybercriminals, you need a variety of security solutions in order to protect your business and meet regulatory requirements to save yourself from being fined.
How’s business? A question many people ask and very often you’re not sure how to answer. The truth is that it has its ups and downs. You have great months and not so great months. It’s hard work and often you feel exhausted, you also love it and are optimistic about the future of your company. Naturally, all this is far too much to answer your inquiring contact with, so you say: “fine.”