Have you ever dreamt of being your own boss?
Do you believe that you’ve got what it takes to set up your own business?
Never believe that people who run their own business are a different species. They’re not.
They’re simply people who believe in themselves.
You could be just like them and you could completely change your life. Just as they have.
Maybe there’s an idea that you’ve thought about for a while. It could be anything from running a corner shop to spotting a brand new business opportunity. You can go out there and do it!
Pros (the fun bits)
Cons (the daunting bits)
Nobody else telling you what to do
The buck stops with you, but remember, you’ll be in charge
You decide your own working week
No excuses if things go wrong, but you’re the one who can make things go right
A chance to make the most of your skills
Hard work – but the work you do will be for yourself
An opportunity to change your life
You’re the boss
You have complete freedom to do what you want
The satisfaction in seeing what you’ve achieved
The main issue is you. You’re in the driving seat and the person who makes all the decisions.
Most books and manuals on running your own business start by putting you off from Page One, with scary business plans, banks and cash flow forecasting, marketing, tax and accounting. Sure, all that stuff matters a great deal, but it’s not the main issue.
We’ve talked to real people with real experiences of setting up on their own or with friends in Wales. People who could be just like you. People who’ve been through the ups and downs but wouldn’t have passed up the chance for anything...
You’ll discover that business plans, cash flow, marketing and the rest aren’t all that difficult to learn – and that there’s always plenty of help available. But having the vision, personality, ideas and commitment can’t be learnt or bought in.
That's up to you.
Don't take our word for it, read what real entrepreneurs have to say..
Most people who set up a new business in Wales find it requires careful research, sound planning, loads of determination and plenty of energy.
The bottom line is that all the people that have started a business agree on one thing - it's been worth it!