Thousands of people every year think about starting their own business. Whether you are tired and disillusioned with corporate life, are considering changing career paths in order to spend more time with family, or have been forced to look for alternative ways of working following a credit-crunch redundancy, How to Save Your Life offers inspirational, real-life advice on how to work out if setting up your own business is the answer, and how to get started on the path to becoming an entrepreneur. Packed with self-assessment tests and quizzes, this book will help you work out what skills you have and what kind of business would suit you best, whether it be consulting, franchising, party planning, creating things, life coaching, catering or lecturing. It also addresses the financial issues which scare off many potential entrepreneurs, and explains how to avoid the common pitfalls and increase the odds of your success.
After working in a wide variety of publishing roles in Europe and Australia, Susannah Bowen and Steve Carey set up their own publishing training and consultancy business, Bloom Partners, in Australia in 2005. They are co-authors of How to Get a Job in Publishing (A&C Black, 2008).