I’m a freelance writer and I don’t talk about it here on this blog. This is a first for me. I jumped into the entrepreneurial pool back when I was in High School. I was dazzled by the allure of using my mind to create solutions to problems. I wanted the challenge of taking a product and developing a market for it. My dreams were giants. I’d get high off the scent of OfficeMax, though now I think it was mostly the toner ink causing that. I delighted in paper, ink pens, folders and file structures, whiteboards and yearly planners, highlighters and sticky notes. All the tools of the trade, right at my fingertips.
Failure is necessary for entrepreneurial success. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I started businesses where I was the only employee from opening to closing. I choose against incorporation so I don’t use the vaulted title of CEO. I’m just a sole proprietorship business owner. Each of my business collapsed. Each took a big chunk out of my financial life. I learned a great deal each time. I figured out why I failed each time. I can teach what I learned to anyone wanting to start their own business.
I am a small business consultant now. I am here to help you avoid the pitfalls in starting a small business in your first five years of existence. I can write all that copy and advertising material for your business, set up your workflow, tailor my suggestions for your industry and budget and if you need I can either help pre-screen a freelance personal assistant for your paperwork needs or for a limited time I can serve as a personal assistant for an additional fee on top of my consulting. I endeavour to be a full-service consultant according to your goals and business dreams. I will partnership with you to create your dream into reality.
Yet my greatest challenge, far greater than being an entrepreneurial member of society has been myself. Look at me! I have a ton of problems. I’ve failed so many times my ego thinks bandaids are a fashion statement! Embarking on a quest for enlightenment, I studied at the feet of the greatest people ever produced on this planet. Years, four years I studied at the feet of the greatest.
Now, I am profoundly humbled to offer to you what I have absorbed.
The first lesson is free.