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Discover your inner entrepreneur

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In the same way that most of us have a book inside waiting to be written, if we dare to glance at our inner risk-taking side, we may well find a successful entrepreneur waiting to take centre stage in …

In the same way that most of us have a book inside waiting to be written, if we dare to glance at our inner risk-taking side, we may well find a successful entrepreneur waiting to take centre stage in our lives.

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  • 1. Want2get on? is a unique career coaching service that offers 1:1 support for those who wantto draw upon their Christian faith and apply it in a practical way to their job situation.www.want2geton.co.uk Tel: 07503 177126 charles@want2geton.co.ukDiscover your inner entrepreneurIn the same way that most of us have a book inside waiting to be written, if we dare to glanceat our inner risk-taking side, we may well find a successful entrepreneur waiting to take akingcentre stage in our lives. The first day following my redundancy, I reluctantly s stepped into mylocal Jobcentre and, as I waited to see my adviser I considered any alternative to signing on adviser,every fortnight – even self-employment. employment.At that moment I wish I could say that my mind was filled with inspirational quotes fromfamous self-starters such as Anita Roddick or Peter Jones. Instead, I felt a degree of fear atthe thought of being self-employed which could neatly be captured by Les Dawson: ‘ used employed, ‘Ito sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own! own!’The Apostle Peter is the character to whom many of us can relate most sometimes a bit he most,thoughtless in his speech and too quick to make promises, but also a person who displayedhuge courage. If you have ever considered starting up your own business, then you will beable to connect with Peter’s experience of being called by Jesus to step out of the boat (hiscomfort zone) to do the impossible: walk on water. (Matthew 14: 28-29)© Copyright Want2geton? Christian Career Coaching UK 2013
  • 2. Today in the UK, over 4 million people are self-employed, including an increasing numberwho feel pressurised into it following unemployment. Economists generally agree thatentrepreneurship is the way out of recession, and it is people, possibly yourself, who, withbrilliant ideas, big dreams and well crafted plans, can lift communities and nations out of thegrip of the effects of recession.Peter ran his own small-scale fishing business and would have been familiar with risk-takingand basic economics. If he had sought only human wisdom such as:“Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderfulbusiness opportunity.” (Groucho Marx)…he would have remained a normal and unremarkable fisherman. However, what set Peterapart was that he placed his faith in Jesus and allowed Him to speak directly into his life’scalling: transforming his business from a fisher of fish to a fisher of men.God has a plan for every part of your life that does not include your staying unemployedwhere you cannot pay your way. If you ask Him in prayer, then He will speak to you aboutyour next move, either through the people with whom you speak, articles you read or yourquiet inner voice. Some of your steps to self-employment may well feel like you need God’shelp to walk on water, but His guidance can also be found in some more mundane advice:Five key steps to start 1. Do something you are passionate about. What are you good at? What problem have you seen that needs solving? 2. Research the market. You may love your idea, but does anyone want to buy it? 3. Write a business plan. A business plan helps you to focus your idea, foresee any pitfalls and will be essential if you want to seek funding. For essential business advice visit: • www.businesslink.gov.uk • www.fsb.org.uk • www.start.biz/home.htm 4. Sort out the finances. Many businesses can be started on a small budget by using savings or loans from friends and family.© Copyright Want2geton? Christian Career Coaching UK 2013
  • 3. 5. Build a support system. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs credit their mentors for getting them there. Join a local business network or visit: www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk to meet other business start-ups online.Want2get on? is a unique career coaching service that offers 1:1 support for those who wantto draw upon their Christian faith and apply it in a practical way to their job situation.www.want2geton.co.uk Tel: 07503 177126 charles@want2geton.co.uk© Copyright Want2geton? Christian Career Coaching UK 2013

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