Wow. We thought getting nominated was brilliant enough but our excitement has been turned up a notch as we have just heard that your local business directory has been shortlisted for the awards!
(We're now busy dusting off frocks and dinner jackets for the ceremony...).
Wow. That was a new feeling. And a great one at that. Never having nominated before, I did not know the feeling but it sure was a great one yesterday when we heard we got two nominations for the upcoming awards at the national Independent Magazine Publishers Ceremony and Awards. Best New Magazine and Inspirational Business Owner..... The guys have not stopped taking the mickey since yesterday, bringing me fake acceptance speeches or impromptu crying scenes and calls of 'Thanks mum, thanks dad, thanks everyone that knows me...'
More and more people in the UK are starting their own business, leaving the 'corporate shackles' and going it alone. Sometimes by choice. Sometimes by necessity. Whichever it is, being your own boss is exciting and daunting at the same time. Like someone once said: "Good news: you're your own boss" - "Bad news: you're your own boss"....
It can be easy when being an entrepreneur, a one-man-band, a solo-preneur (I like this latest definition), to feel alone or isolated. But there's no need to be.
I recently read a very good blog by Jenna Arak, called "The Hard Truths of Solopreneurship" where she explains very eloquently the self doubts and fears that a solo-preneur can have from time to time. She also reassures us that those doubts and fears are common to most business owners and that they are absolutely normal. If you own your own business I recommend you read it.
Jenna's article is available here http://ow.ly/By89m