Six months ago, my world caved in when my brother died unexpectedly. There’s some online advice for navigating grief when you’re a small business owner with a team of staff, but nothing for sole traders.
Gymnastics is the only Olympic sport I'll watch – partly because watching sport bores me, but mainly because I wanted to be a gymnast as a child. Seeing some gymnastics in the Rio games made me think how much running a solo business is like those acrobatic arts.
Last week, I had a rant in a facebook networking group for businesswomen. I wasn’t in a good way at all, suffering a bout of imposter syndrome, a brand identity crisis and feeling like my purpose wasn’t reflected in my branding or services. You know, just the trivial stuff.
As a small business owner, it’s unlikely you’d consider yourself to be punk, right? But a recent writing gig reminded me just how much small business has in common with the punk movement.