You may already know that one of my inspirations is my Dad, he ran many businesses and can turn his hand to virtually anything.
When I finished college, he offered me an apprenticeship in his company. I wanted to go it alone though and have a go to see if I could be a success on my own path.
After more than 20 years working for other people, I set up my own business in 2010. I’d seen an opportunity to support small businesses, with the skills and experience I’d learnt from the corporate world. I’m now approaching 10 years on and I’m running three businesses successfully.
With it being Father’s Day weekend, it prompted me to reflect. My Dad is still very much an inspiration. Yes it’s challenging running one business, let alone three, but I continue to learn every day. I wouldn’t be where I am without the support of my close friends and family and most importantly, my Dad.
I’m looking forward to celebrating Father’s Day with my Dad as soon as I’m able.
My Dad providing the inspiration enabled me to start my own businesses and also to get focused on growing those businesses.
One key thing he taught me, was to always have a plan.
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