The dream of starting your own business is probably the reason you're listening to this podcast. It's important to weigh up a few things before you throw yourself into any new venture though. Running a business isn't for everyone, and there's a couple of reasons why you might want to consider staying in employment instead.

  1. Because you're passionate about something doesn't necessarily mean you can make money from it. There needs to be a demand for your product or service. You need to do your research and test the market first.
  2. Because you enjoy doing something that you're skilled at doesn't mean that you should go into business doing that thing. Once you set up as self-employed you're going to have to do a lot of other (potentially less fun) things to build your business.

If you've given these factors some thought and are still determined to push on, then our contributors in this episode also have a lot of encouragement and reasons for why you should pursue your dream of starting your own business.

As we draw the curtain on season one of UK Business Startup, we're joined again by our friendsĀ Chris Marr, Julie Christie, Andy Brown, Patricia McGuire, Nicola Donnelly, and Pete Matthew.

There are some helpful books that are well worth checking out too. Essentialism, The One Thing, and The E-Myth Revisited.

Thanks for listening, and we'll see you again in season 2!