Starting a business may sound fun: work when you want, take breaks any time and stop when you’ve had enough. If you’ve worked for an organisation for a while, you may have many reasons to make the leap and be your own boss. But being great at your job doesn’t mean you have what it takes to own and run a business. The sad fact is that around 80% of businesses fail in the ﬁrst ﬁve years!
How conﬁdent are you?
As accountant to hundreds of businesses over 17 years, I’ve learnt ﬁrst-hand what it takes to succeed in business, and the kind of person who’s likely to make it. You could be that person. But before you make any sudden moves, this series of fortnightly articles is designed to help you decide if being in business really is for you.