Paul Mizen, Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group, explains the reasons why some startups struggle to make it on their own…
‘I’m going to do it. I’m going to go it alone’. How many recruitment professionals have said that? Their meaning is clear. They want to start their own business. Fuelled with five years or so experience and the knowledge that running a desk for someone else is pretty much like running a business anyway.
“But, here’s the worrying part – they think they can manage alone. First off, they won’t be. You could launch your business from your spare bedroom and work alone, but you’re going to have a bank manager, some clients and some candidates to keep happy. Or, you could open the doors of a high street office, which means you’ll have staff. Or ‘responsibilities’ as you’ll soon get to call them.
In truth, to make it work, managing your newfound responsibilities and grow a business, you need help. Let me explain.