Where do solopreneurs go to for advice when faced with challenges?

(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)
(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)

It can be lonely operating a one-person business. Where do you go for business advice, especially when you are faced with difficult problems and challenges in your business? Who can you trust?

One entrepreneur who runs a retail homewear store and online shop has been able to overcome the depths of loneliness that solopreneurs feel. She shares retail space with three other business owners. They are able to split the rent and have a roster so that owners can take a break. This arrangement also gives the solopreneurs an opportunity to work on their business rather than in their business. Continue reading “Where do solopreneurs go to for advice when faced with challenges?”

Ways of escape – how to kill the loneliness of your home-based business lifestyle

Coffee shop, interior
Coffee shop, interior (Photo credit: La Citta Vita)

If you run a home-based business, you might be one of many who feel the isolation of working at home gets you down.

Some people prefer being on their own because they can work without distractions and get more done. But for those who are not comfortable with being alone, you know what it’s like: having no one to talk to at the water cooler, working hard to keep yourself focused on your work and managing the lack of physical boundaries between work and home and family.

The reality is that a lot of home-based business owners work from home because of a personal need to achieve better work-life balance, for physical reasons, no alternatives in the job market or simply because they have seen an opportunity and are turning their idea for a product or service into a viable business. Continue reading “Ways of escape – how to kill the loneliness of your home-based business lifestyle”