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Imma

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Anyone starting their own business?
« on: August 09, 2018, 01:38:15 AM »
I'm starting my own business, is anyone else starting their own business and interested in giving each other moral support and tips and tricks?

Background: I've worked in finance since college, got a law degree (in my country that's a bachelor's degree). Because of a medical issue I can't work fulltime, and finding a job in the law field has been hard. I work for a small business right now and in my current role, I've also become the one-woman legal department, but I'd like to do even more legal work. I am going to offer both financial and legal services, because my future customers probably need both and I don't want to waste my experience in finance. I've done this type of work as a side hustle for a couple of years, but I'm formally starting my business next week. I had my first meeting with real customers yesterday :) I am also starting a master's degree in law next month, to gain more knowledge.

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Re: Anyone starting their own business?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 02:42:57 AM »
I started 2 months ago so following along. Still need to figure out all the tax-related stuff about it.

Congrats on the meeting with your first customers!

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Re: Anyone starting their own business?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 04:07:44 AM »
Well, that's what I do, so if you have any questions, let me know!

What's difficult for me right now is that I have done a lot of different things over the years. People have told me to narrow it down to one or two things, but right now I don't feel ready for that. I'm struggling to find a way to describe all my services on my website. I wasn't planning on seriously starting with this until the new year, but then my first customers rang me, so I figured 'why not start right now?' .

I'm also working on a scientific article that I want to get published and want to finish this month. I'm not counting on that generating any business, but it might - at least, my professor was impressed with my theory and encouraged me to try to get it published. It will get my name out there, look good on my resume and who knows, maybe sometime in the future someone dealing with this specific problem might call me for my advice on a case.