KATE’S TIPS FOR RUN­NING YOUR OWN BUSI­NESS

Mollie Makes - - Loving -

Com­mu­ni­cate

“I pre­fer work­ing with a busi­ness part­ner as you can share the work­load, bounce ideas o each other and cel­e­brate suc­cesses to­gether. How­ever, just be­cause you’re good friends with some­one it doesn’t mean you’ll work well to­gether. Try work­ing on a test project first. It’s im­por­tant to have a re­la­tion­ship where you can say what you think with­out o end­ing the other per­son. Rach and I are very di­rect with each other.”

Get or­gan­ised

“Prac­tise good time man­age­ment. Sit down and plan out your day – or your al­lo­cated time – hour by hour, so you’re more likely to make the most of it.”

Del­e­gate

“Don’t think you have to know ev­ery­thing. We’re not hugely knowl­edge­able about com­put­ers, and while it’s chal­leng­ing get­ting some­one else to fix things for us, it’s not im­pos­si­ble. You can’t do it all your­self, so just out­source. There’s no point wast­ing time try­ing to do some­thing when you could give it to some­one else, then fo­cus on mov­ing the busi­ness for­ward in­stead.”

Get tech savvy

“If you and a friend re­ally want to work to­gether but don’t live near each other, don’t be put o ! It wouldn’t make any di er­ence if Rach and I lived at op­po­site ends of the coun­try – we check in with each other about four times a day, and use tools such as Google Drive and Trello to or­gan­ise and share our work.”

Be brave

“Don’t be scared to do it. If you don’t push your­self out of your com­fort zone, you’ll never do any­thing in life. There have been a lot of times where Rach and I have re­ally had to ex­ert our­selves, but it al­ways ends up be­ing even bet­ter than we thought it would.”

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