I initially worked for the best corporate companies before starting up my own business - this way I learnt from the best. Both my father and husband ran their own businesses, so my inspiration came from them.
Do your research to find out if your idea is a black hole or an opportunity! Don’t give up the day job until you can afford to.
Julie Collins - Collins Consulting Ltd
I run business development training workshops, specialising in pitch and presentation skills, exhibitions, sales and marketing skills. I love the flexibility that running by own business gives me – I can balance my family commitments and my income needs. Over the years, I have had to adapt and change as the market has adapted and changed.