We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Walt Kelley, 1951
I’d love to have more people be peaceful in their self-employment, especially in this era of self-employment by default, rather than by choice.
The biggest challenge most people face in starting or running a very small business is record keeping. Because of the uncertainty, it becomes an overwhelming task that inhibits focus on the skills that you are promoting in yourself.
A blogger whom I follow on LinkedIn has written a short, clear post on why you need a book keeper. As the new business cycle slowly comes around, take just a couple of minutes to read this and consider how you are doing your record keeping for your self-employed business.