You don’t have to give up on the dream of starting your own business just because you’re feeling the pinch and need to keep an eye on your spending.
It’s possible to design a lifestyle that allows you to indulge your passions whilst still earning a regular income.
You can dip a toe in the water to see if self-employment is for you. And you don’t have to stray too far from the edge if you don’t want to. It takes courage, but feeling safe is important as well, right?
Your bespoke lifestyle can be whatever you want it to be. You don’t HAVE to go big if you are doing what you really want to do, whenever you want to do it.
Why not take inspiration from Glyn Harrison, one of our former Future Fixers? We caught up with him recently and he told us that ‘District Design’, his marketing, design and content creation business is still ‘a part time gig’.
He’s cool about that, though, because he’s able to do something he really loves, using this to top up his earnings whenever he needs to.
We all need to make money, of course, but a hybrid approach could be just what you are looking for. We can help you with this.
Even better if, like Glyn, you’re aiming to build a business that has a positive impact for people and planet.
Glyn told us: ‘I am driven to support businesses in their environmental and ethical actions by promoting them honestly and sustainably in the hope that we can grow the social movement for a better tomorrow.’
If any of this piques your interest, why not enrol on our Purposeful Business Start-up Programme, beginning in October? We’ll help you design your business around you and the things you love, and we’ll support you to be ‘purposeful’ in your business.
Our online programme is subsidised by SLDC so is only £60 for local residents (instead of £495). For locals who are unemployed, we can offer a couple of free places.
If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, you can find further details and a link to sign up here.