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New year, new business?

New year, new business?
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New year, new business?
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

A new year is a time for new beginnings, for planning ahead and thinking of what you want to achieve in the next 12 months.  So could 2018 be the idea to achieve your business dreams?  We’ve been researching what some of our most inspirational thinkers have had to say on the subject, and have pulled together some of their thoughts to inspire you.

Ringing the changes

Could 2018 be the year you make big changes in your life?

  • If you’ve had an idea for a business that won’t go away, could 2018 be the year that you turn it into reality?
  • If you’re already running a hobby business from your spare time, could 2018 be the year you make the plunge to go full time?
  • If you’re already working on your business full time in your spare room, could 2018 be the year you take the plunge and move into a proper office?

Goodbye to compromise

If you’re not certain whether the time is right to follow your dreams, you may be interested to know that some of the world’s most successful people are adamant that life is too short to live a compromise.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

“Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theatre, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.”

Al Lopez

“Chase your passion, not your pension.”

Denis Waitley

Follow your passion

In fact, if you have an idea that just won’t go away or a dream that you can’t ignore, there are many who would advise you that it’s probably for a reason:

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.”

Earl Nightingale

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

The courage of your convictions

However, that doesn’t mean that pursuing your dream or following your passion is going to be easy:

 “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Peter F. Drucker

As well as having the courage of your convictions, you’re also going to need commitment, strategy and – sometimes – luck. 

“Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.”

Paul J. Meyer

Stepping stones

Quitting your day job or stepping up to a proper office is a big leap of faith, which is why CapitalSpace provide stepping stones to help you in the transition from employee to successful business owner:

  • Virtual offices : Our virtual offices are the perfect launchpad for your new or growing business. Our business address creates a professional identity for your business without the overheads of an office, plus you benefit from discounted rates for our meeting spaces, call answering and call and mail forwarding.  Our simple monthly contracts enable you to scale up and down as necessary.
  • Flexible, affordable business accommodation Our easy-in, easy-out monthly contracts mean you’re not tied into lengthy and complicated leases, so you can scale up
    or down your office size as your business needs change. With first-class support services – including super-fast broadband, mail services, shredding, call answering, meeting rooms and free onsite parking – we’ve thought of everything, so you can focus on growing your business.

If you’re thinking of starting a business or taking your company to the next level in 2018, call your local Business Centre manager to discuss how we can help you realise your dreams.  

To find out how Capital Space business premises could benefit your growing business,  call 0800 107 3667