Be Your Own Boss – Week 1 – 04.10.2021

This October, we welcomed a second cohort of budding entrepreneurs to the first session of our autumn/winter 2021 Be Your Own Boss SRG Group! They soon proved themselves to be a conscientious, determined, and cheerful bunch, and with introductions (and 0 Zoom mishaps!), we were on our way to the start of a 12-week course delving into the fundamentals of business and developing a strong Self-Reliant Group… 

Beginning the session by discussing what makes a good business and what advice we would offer to others and ourselves when setting up a business, we were then joined by local entrepreneur and beauty guru Zoe Aldous, who spoke to us about her experiences in setting up a business. Zoe talked about her top tips, how she deals with feelings of failure, and the advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed (and how to turn the negatives into positives!). It was very interesting and inspiring to hear from somebody who has been in the position that many of our Be Your Own Boss members have found themselves in – so thank you Zoe for your encouraging words! 

After a positive and engaging first session, it was fascinating to hear about all our new Be Your Own Boss SRG members business ideas – from a BSL teaching service to the set-up of a creative wellbeing space, our members have some superb ideas, and we cannot wait to spend the next 12 weeks with you all!