I wonder how many of you have started your own business? After 20 years of corporate recruitment leadership roles, I have launched my own executive coaching firm. It is fun, exhilarating and scary at the same time.
The biggest joys so far have been the freedom to create the firm the way I want to and the engagement of five clients during the first month of operation. The challenges have been developing business and marketing plans, budgets, incorporating as an s-corp and having to do everything myself! Yes, I have outsourced a few things (legalzoom.com and logoworks.com are amazing) but I still make the coffee in the morning, empty the trash at night and everything else in between.
Any words of wisdom to share with me and others? Anything that you know now, that you would have liked to have known when you first started? I'd love to hear your thoughts.