I don’t know about you, but I don’t know many people that managed to start their own business just after leaving university, unless they had rich parents and really good support from experts to guide them along. When I finished my further education in Company Administration I was totally lost as far as where to start to put a business plan together. I was born in Brazil and I had to work during the day and study in the evenings. It was a 4 year course, with classes on Saturdays as well. I started studying Accountancy, but I just couldn’t stand dealing with numbers all the time. I have more of an artistic and creative side to me, and numbers would just bore me to death, as you might say!
I remember having my boyfriend, which was very good with numbers, teaching me all the math exercises. So, I decided that course wasn’t for me. It was then I heard some of my friends suggesting to change courses, and I decided to take Company Administration instead. My father had a small business manufacturing clothes, lingerie, sports wear, etc. But, when financial crises reached Brazil in the late eighties, my father struggled to keep going with his business and the inevitable happened, he had to close his business down and the whole family was in debt with the big bankers. Anyway, this happened after I finished my further education.
So, continuing on the subject of studying, I started to enjoy a lot more the subjects in this course. They ranged from administration, history, some accountancy, marketing, and I could be a lot more creative around these subjects.
Still, when I finished my further education after 4 years, did not know what I could do, or what business to start. I had been working as a bilingual PA for a German company, so I decided to teach English for children for a while. But, this didn’t last long as you have to advertise, get good contacts, and I didn’t have financial support to do that.
Well, then you start to go back to that nine to five job situation trying to build some capital and hopping in the future you will be able to have your own business.
Now, I have been leaving in England for 15 years as I married and English man. Started again working for companies, schools and then eventually I had the opportunity to start a simple business from home. We were living in a medium size house, semi-detached, and we had 2 spare double bedrooms. So, I ask my husband if he would agreed that I rented this 2 bedrooms out as a bed and breakfast. He then agreed and I prepared the rooms, website and other administration involved and so I started my own little business.
We used to live in a very picturesque village near Stansted Airport, so I was quite busy from April to October. I also combined the bed & breakfast with English classes for foreigners.
Although it was hard work, a lot of cleaning and attention to people, it was great, I was getting more and more customers, and more people in the village knew I was doing this business. I work with the Bed & Breakfast business for 2 years.
But, my husband started to struggle a bit with work, and the mortgage payments of our house, and we then decided to sale our place. This was in August 2007, just before the big financial crunch.
It was just before this credit crunch started, and fortunately we still got a good price for our house. Then we moved to a very simple 2 bed place.
Both, my husband and I, are always looking for opportunities to start our own business, from home, not having to employ people, so no overheads, no premises, very little outgoings. And honestly, we have tried a few business, and lost money, like the example of a very flashy betting system business, that comes with a great software and this system that guarantees you make money in very short time. Yes, I made money, but than I lost it all again… as betting is like having money in shares, you need to know when to stop, take your money and run. Well, then another entrepreneur came through our door with our mail. This time it sounded more professional and more realistic.
So, my husband and I decided to meet this Millionaire entrepreneur, and we started to follow the system he thought step by step. We could watch his videos from our home, learn at our own pace, and after a few days we have put together an internet business.
And I said to my husband, after leaving University, I had no clue where to start, how to register a company, where to advertise, or even what we could offer to the public. So my point is, that, we spend a lot of time and money given to Universities, and you are still not prepared enough to put a business plan together. And another point is, none of my teachers were rich or millionaires, or had their own business, as most of them were working for companies, and teaching in the evenings. So, how can they tell me success stories?
With more and more people travelling to go to work, our roads are getting congested, schools and training is becoming more expensive, so information products are certainly a great way to go for the future. Is great to learn, it is important to study and invest in yourself, be informed of the latest products and technology on the market. Learning from home makes it easy, fun, and you can even invite your friends and family to take part in it.
When you come across a business opportunity like this one, and is something for everyone that has an interest in having their own business from home, without having to struggle to find out what to do next, you shouldn’t miss this.