We’ve all had that thought at one point in our lives… of quitting our job and starting a business of our own.
It might be because of a great idea, a lifelong goal, the need for a new challenge or just wanting to be your own boss.
At Work Avenue, we have helped thousands of people turn their business dreams into a practical reality.
Our team of Business Advisers work with clients on every aspect of starting and growing a business through free tailored one-to-one sessions, workshops and seminars.
If you’re thinking of making the leap, or just want to float some ideas or let off steam, then we have created a new interactive workshop that will be perfect for you.
Aptly titled ‘Should I Quit My Job and Start a Business’ – and taking place from 7-8pm on Wednesday 11 October – this will be a safe space to share your experiences, hopes and fears… and leave with those all-important next steps.
We know everyone’s journey is different and this supportive and confidential group session will give everyone space to explore their ideas and inspiration, and check that their fundamentals are sound.
We will look at the different ways to start a business, and the pros and cons of them all, and examine whether this is really the right move for you.
To get you ready for the session, and your potential new business, here are four things to think about:
1) Your goals
The first thing to consider is whether you really want to work for yourself – or is it just a job/career change you are after.
Are your goals realistic and achievable? Do you have a vision for what success will look like?
By coming to our session, or booking a one-to-one appointment with one of our experienced advisers, we can explore what is really driving your thought process and the best steps to fulfil your ambitions.
2) Your idea
At the workshop, we will discuss how important it is to research your product or service and the marketplace.
It is important that as well as having that great idea, you assess its feasibility and financial viability.
At Work Avenue, we are here to help you create and develop your business plan.
3) Your pathway
There are many routes to being your own boss and more than one way to earn more money!
As well as starting a business, there is consultancy, freelancing and having a portfolio career.
Or you may choose to stay in employment but with a period of retraining and up-skilling to lead to a promotion and/or more responsibility.
Our workshop covers of all these options so you can make an informed choice.
4) Your mindset
Finally, we will look at the mindset you need to work for yourself – the struggles and also the rewards.
It’s important to always remember that a good idea is worth very little on its own – but hard graft, determination, drive and passion will make it work.