Where the Hell are YOU Going?

The Journey

A mentor in my life always used to drum this quote into me:

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

It’s true.

So many people I see around me go through the motions of life not thinking about where they are even going. People strive and when you ask them why, they don’t know what for.

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5 Alternatives to Employing Staff at Your Startup

Business Partners

Ok. So. I will probably get a lot of hate for this post.

The company who own the office space we use here in Brixham exists to encourage more employment in the area. Well, I think that’s part of what they do. But that is a story for another day.

Hiring staff is a ballache. Oh, and it’s really expensive. Oh, and you have to jump through approximately 1 million hoops to make sure you don’t get sued or arrested or end up in prison or something.

In the recession companies sacked everyone. I was sacked.

Do you know what companies are doing now? Not re-hiring their full time staff.

Why? Because they have found alternatives. Good alternatives. Alternatives that are extremely useful for a startup. Especially a bootstrapped startup.

People will probably say that I should be encouraging companies to employ people. I disagree. Whether you like it or not there is a huge shift happening. Full time employment will never be at the level it once was.

Don’t get me wrong. I probably will employ people in the future. You should too if that’s what you want to do. But know the alternatives:

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Hello World…Again

Hello World

Seriously. I have tried to build and sustain a blog dozens of times. I always fail.

I think it’s something to do with an identity crisis. Who am I? Maybe I will never truly know. However, I know who I am more today than I did yesterday. It’s definitely a gradual process.

I don’t want to put myself in a box. Or do I? At the same time as not wanting to put myself in a box, I kind of do. Because, I don’t want to be all over the place. Do you know what I mean? Probably not.

Anyway. My box right now is “internet”. I think that sums me up well. I really do love the internet. It has provided much entertainment, helped me to meet people I never would have met otherwise, kept a roof over my head, put food on the table, and probably lots more.

I am excited to be alive right now. In this period in history. The internet is changing everything. Technology is incredible. I am a dreamer. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I can’t wait to be a part of what happens next.

I hope that is clear. If not, keep reading. It will probably become clearer.

It’s “hello world”, again. Hopefully this time I won’t be saying goodbye so soon.