Top Tips for Adjusting to Self-Employed Life


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The three main pieces of advice from business owners to anyone starting up are:

1. Make breaks as high a priority as meetings.

Working from home? Try to discipline yourself to take time out. Go for a 30-minute walk in the morning, take meal breaks religiously and avoid working past 6pm – unless there is a real need to.

2. Create your own entrepreneurial community.

Join a web community. These groups can often be the place to go if you want advice about your business and can also offer you reassurance and time.

3. Remember you started a business because you’re good at something.

Whether you are a college drop-out or a successful academic, your past does not matter. You made a decision to start something because you had something to offer and most importantly, you are good at.