What I can offer
I’ve had a varied business life, selling ice-creams, being a Chartered Accountant, working in Financial Services at a senior level, consulting (helping clients improve systems), being a partner in a business supplying outdoor goods to independent retailers and now trading on my own as Trailrunningman. Also during that time I have been a trustee of three different charities and volunteered on a number of projects. My experiences completing tough running races and challenges also transfer to the business world.
I wouldn’t dream of giving any advice, I don’t know you the reader. My time as a compliance officer in financial services ingrained into me the importance of ‘know your client’. I can, however, make general observations and share my thoughts which may help. You should decided whether they are appropriate to your specific circumstances.