Throughout my career I have met a lot of people who want to start their own business. For some, it is the desire to be their own boss, for others it is a great idea or dream they have wanted to pursue from an early age. Whatever the reason, there is certainly a deep satisfaction one gets from having a dream and making that dream happen.

Ask any successful business owner, and they will tell you the long hours they put in to get results. Hopefully, if they are doing what they love, they will also tell you it’s worth it!

I believe that many people who are thinking about going into business do not realise how much hard work it takes to build a successful business. I enjoy working with individuals who are thinking about starting a business, so that I can help arm them with the knowledge to navigate their journey as a small business owner. As a Career Coach, I often meet people who do not enjoy their jobs and are looking for a change. They think that owning and running a business is the answer to happiness. And, for many, it is!

But how do you decide?

Is Small Business For You? Workshop

At the start of 2015, Karen Hollenbach, the Founding Director of Think Bespoke, and I, put our heads together to develop a workshop for clients who were trying to decide if small business was the right step for them.  We’d both observed, in Career Consultations with our clients, the almost ‘fairytale’ view some people had towards the idea of starting their own business. We wanted to give our clients the key insights and tools to help them decide if small business was in fact the right choice for them.

In August, 2015, we successfully ran the first workshop at Small Business Festival Victoria’s headquarters in Exhibition Street, Melbourne. The participants enjoyed the opportunity to work through the tools and consider the questions our reflection exercises were asking.

Is Small Business For You? Free 1 Hour lunchtime Information Sessions – Melbourne

 I am very excited to be running this event once again this year. This event is part of Small Business Festival Victoria 2016 Program, and Karen and I are hosting a free 1 hour information session in the CBD at Monarch Institute (see event details below) and will also be running this session for the City of Monash in Glen Waverley on 4th August.

These Is Small Business For You? 1 hour sessions are free and will arm you with the key questions and tools to help you decide if small business is for you. Learn more about the approach and innovative skills required for success in small business, while discovering tools and resources that will help you decide if starting your own small business is the right career move for you.

There will be 15 minutes at the end of the session to ask questions.

 Wednesday 10th August 12-1pm

Monarch Institute,
Level 10, 10-16 Queen Street, Melbourne

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Wednesday 24th August

Monarch Institute,
Level 10, 10-16 Queen Street, Melbourne

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Please come along and say hello and even book in for a 30 minute mini Career Consultation after the information session with either Karen or myself to help you get you started. These sessions can be booked separately to the free 1 hour information sessions and are great value at just $30.

We want to make your decision to start a small business one that you have really thought about and believe is the right next career move for you!

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