Friday, September 23, 2011

On my mind: Business Ventures...

After much discussion and deliberation, SJ has decided to start his own business. Having found himself recently unemployed due to company downsizing, he's struggled to find full-time work elsewhere.

So, he's decided that he might as well go with what he knows (and which he also happens to be very good at) and work for himself, running a business from home. It's scary and exciting at the same time!

There's been stressful moments, but as each week draws to a close SJ finds himself one step closer to becoming a sole trader in the field he enjoys. The simple thought of it makes him smile, which (for now, at least) makes the stressful moments worth it.


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  1. Wishing you good luck with your new venture, may it all go well for you as I am sure it will :)


  2. That's good - right? My Grandad and my Mum both work for themselves (or in my Grandad's case it's past tense). It is stressful but I think he will enjoy it :) I'm sure it'll be fine once he gets started.

  3. How exciting. Good luck with the business venture

  4. I wish him and you well! My husband is in the same boat having been downsized April 2009 with just bouts of temp work since then. He hasn't made the decision to work for himself yet but if something doesn't happen soon he may go ahead and dream up his own job as well.

  5. Thanks to all for the kind wishes! On Friday we collected what will become SJ's work vehicle: A Ford Courier utility. One step closer, one step at a time!

    @ Becky: I hope your husband finds something permanent soon. Temp work can be incredibly demoralising, and it's so hard to plan for anything when you're not sure where the next paycheque will come from. Still, an upside is that you soon become a "jack of all trades", as SJ likes to claim. ;)
    Best of luck,


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