This week we had a chat with Amanda at Patty Poppins, to find out why she would recommend anyone thinking about running their own business to bite the bullet and do it!
1.What made you decide to run your own business?
I was actually looking for another job as I was not happy at the place I worked. I had been there for years and felt like it was time for a change.
2. What attracted you to the sector you work in now?
I had worked in care previously and enjoyed it. It's really rewarding knowing I am helping people everyday who have difficulty helping themselves.
3. How long have you been self-employed? What do you like most about it?
I have been self-employed now for 5 months now. The best part of working for myself is that I do not have to answer to anyone and it makes me work harder knowing that it’s for my benefit.
4. What advice would you give to people thinking about going down the self-employed route?
DO IT! It’s a great feeling. I’m so proud of myself for doing this, I never thought it would take off like it has.
5. Why would you recommend running your own business?
Building a business up means everything has come from you and you don't have to fit into someone else's shoes so to speak.