We have chatted with numerous people here at UpSide, contemplating the leap to being self-employed. They are good (I mean VERY good) at their profession but staring into the abyss of the unknown has to be one of the top deciding factors. “Should I stay or should I go now” is playing in my head currently. The difference maker is support and surroundings. I mean UpSide was even born in a coworking space. Don’t get me wrong, we have seen people who excel being locked in their basement or spare bedroom and just pound out the work. Typically coders, website builders, yes even accountants do well in these environments.
At some point, though, EVERY business owner has to come up for air and hunt down more business. For the majority, this will feel isolating and overwhelming as there is just soooo much to do when success is solely on your shoulders. This is why it is so important to get out and network, talk to people, ask questions about anything and everything. Coworking spaces have this component ingrained in their culture. You would really have to try to not engage in someone, in something every time you walk through the doors. Like attracts like and the entrepreneurs that I’ve met are some of the most giving people out there.
But don’t take my word for it, click on this link to read an article from Forbes
Check out Cambridge’s “The Idea Room”
Or, we’d love to chat with you if you are considering the leap and not sure where to start!