So, in the upcoming days I have set aside some time to prepare / update my business plan for the next 12 / 24 months.
The first year has been OK, with none subcontract turnover being close to the £25k mark. There has been no real conscious push on advertising or networking to grow this area, and has all come via referrals from friends and then clients.
My heart tells me to drop the subcontract work and use my time to grow the business and drive it forward. However, my head is telling me that it is too risky to lose the steady income from subcontract work, albeit not as profitable work.
So, as a little motivation and inspiration, I thought I would ask you all how you got on in your first few years of self-employment? Any success stories you want to share? Any advice you would give yourself if doing it all over again? And did you have to juggle work (Subcontracting or employed) with growing your own business, and how did you manage?