Is it just me… or is EVERYONE a freelancer these days?

When I first went out on my own in 2002, Google seemed to think I was the only ‘Sydney Copywriter’ in existence (well, me and Glenn Murray!) Today, there are 462k results. In fact, there are thousands of experts on tap for anything you need. So, what to do?

Could you be tempted to re-run the rat race?

It’s easy to get the impression that everyone in corporate land is quietly plotting their escape from the rat race to run their own business. But, it’s not a one-way street.

Beware the ‘man with the gun’ in your business

What if there was someone in your business with the power to bring down the whole shooting match? Chances are there is, and it’s critical to know exactly who has their itchy finger on the trigger.

“Shove it, Jack, I’m walking out the door!”

“Stick at it!” “Don’t give up!” “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again!” While dogged persistence is generally a trait to be admired, there are times when bowing out is a far better option. Not to mention a whole lot more fun.

Four common home-office interruptions

Why do you never hear this at the front door of an investment bank? “Yoo-hoo … anybody home? I was in the area, thought I’d pop in for a quick cuppa!”

Caution: Career change ahead

Whether you’re loving, loathing or just knee-deep in building your business, it’s easy to forget that it won’t last forever.

What stops you starting your own business?

A friend recently completed his first successful year as a solo business owner. His synopsis: “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” Well, there are lots of reasons that stop people starting their own business.

What makes you start your own business?

I always had a desire to work for myself one day. If you’re reading this, you probably did too. But for me, when it came to taking the plunge, it was a total knee-jerk reaction with no inkling of a business plan. Is that the norm or the exception?

Backyard studios: Do they work for work?

I moved house, and therefore office, earlier this month. Inside there’s plenty of competition for bedrooms and, with three wardrobe-hogging girls circling my precious office, I could be banished to the doghouse. But should I go?

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