Lunch with Saira Khan – Update from Motivating Mum in Chiswick October 7th, 2010
Thank you to those who attended our networking lunch with Saira Khan today. What a great buzz of ideas and energy as everyone gathered and chatted about what they do or would like to do. Saira was lovely and extremely generous with her time and advice. She engaged us with her no nonsense account of what she has learned in building her own business Miamoo. Here are some of the top tips we took away:
Spend Wisely – it is very easy to get caught up in the excitement of starting up your own company and spend aimlessly to begin. Choose carefully what you throw money at and limit spending until you have some orders to support it. This also ties into how you invest in advertising – why pay for expensive ads up front when leafleting or networking can get you the start you need.
Bounce Back – working for yourself means being resilient. You will get setbacks, there is no doubt about that. The trick is to be able to bounce back and use the experience to make yourself stronger than before.
Embrace the Freedom – running your own business is hard work but the rewards are worth it. If you are doing something that you are passionate about and enjoy, how nice it feels to get up in the morning and set your own agenda for the day!
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