- By Donna Douglas
The decision to make your own paycheque is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. It’s invigorating. It’s life changing. And you’ll be more full of pride (and fear!) than you’ve ever been.
Likely you’ve decided to build a business because there’s something you really love to do.
You may be passionate about dental hygiene! (Yes, some people are really passionate about dental hygiene). But you’re tired of the few hours a week of paid work offered by a dental office.
You may be passionate about surfing the internet and communicating on all kinds of social media.
You may be an excellent writer, or car mechanic, or travel specialist, or administrative support person, or … well, you get the picture.
And so you start your own business.
Good for you!
Between the starting and the profitability are days, months, years even, of work. Usually, we don’t know how to RUN a business because we’ve never done it before. We’re really good at DOING our business, though. And if you’ve never run a business, then you don’t know what you don’t know… if you know what I mean.
That’s why so many businesses fail. It’s not that they aren’t excellent at what they do… it’s that they don’t know how to run a business. This is the reason that I started Go Venture in 2003. This is the reason that I worked with a government program for a decade before that, helping eligible people walk the tightrope from employment to self employment.
Today, Grow Vantage is absolute unique in this region. In fact, it’s unique across the country, which is likely why I get so many calls ‘from away.’
Three times a year I start a new Grow Vantage group, bringing together 30 business owners with core skills and the hope that they can do it. In 10 months of Grow Vantage experience, they are generally in full profit… and that’s a fast-track, believe me!
Grow Vantage offers 24 sessions geared to business operation and growth. These are all taught by self employed business owners who are experts in their categories.
There are lots of great things about this program…
…you can pay monthly instead of an upfront fee
… you can pick up missed sessions free of charge with
… you will receive website listings and promotion in an
… you’ll be connected to 1,200 business owners just like you
Grow Vantage… your first, best, business investment.
Starting Tuesday, October 26, 2010.
Starting again in February 22, 2011
Starting again in May 17, 2011.
Sign on today, at www.growvantage.ca