Taking Care of Business takes you on a raw, real-life journey, showing you how to build a successful business whilst coping with the day-to-day trauma that often comes with it.
Paul Cheetham-Karcz is new to this success game, and that is why he feels now is the right time to share this no-holds-barred account of how he built one of the largest accountancy firms in the UK-the battle scars are still healing and the pain is still fresh!
Growing up with working-class roots, Paul knew from an early age that he wanted more from life than many of those around him, and he chose not to fall into the system of getting a job. Once he had trained as an accountant, it wasn't long before his entrepreneurial streak took hold, and he was soon building an entreprise of his own. Taking Care of Business is Paul's account of the ups and downs that he has experienced since.
Building a business is not for the faint-hearted and can be a lonely mission fraught with risks and scary moments. This book offers insight into the mindset and coping mechanisms required to get to the top, whilst delivering a step-by-step blueprint of how to start up and grow as an entrepreneur.
In this social media age, when we are bombarded with the message that it is easy to become a successful business owner almost overnight, Paul's honest and authentic account of the real struggle that's involved tells it as it is and lifts the lid on the get-rich-quick myth.
Paul's main business, Sedulo, is one of the UK's leading finance companies, employing over 100 consultants nationwide and looking after an array of well-known corporate businesses as well as famous individuals from the world of television and sport. The firm operates from offices in Manchester, Leeds and London, and is renowned for its iconic workspaces which include a New York bar, rooftop surf shack, sweet shop, chocolate shop and indoor table tennis garden-not your average accountancy offices.
He is also a non-executive director of several businesses that have a combined turnover of circa GBP50m, and produces his own podcast, "Taking Care of Business", where he interviews people from the world of Sedulo, showcasing their inspirational stories-some of which he has shared in this book.
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