I’m having a party!
It’s not going to be like the one I had for my 31st birthday, where I turned my garden shed into a cocktail bar and made everyone dress as burlesque dancers, (although that was fun), this one is going to be all about running your own business and it’s taking place on Twitter.
For this one, rather than build my own bar from a bookcase and old plank, I’ve made a nice little advert instead. It was far less messy and I ended up with fewer splinters, which is always nice:
I’ve been running my own business now since 2009, and so I totally understand all of the worries that come with it, whether it be the practical stuff like completing a tax return, or the more emotional issues, like striving for that ever elusive work life balance, or dealing with kids who are sick of you being on your phone when you’re meant to be reading through their homework.
The added dilemma when running your own business, especially in the early days, is that you’re on your own, with no one to answer your questions. It can be hard to know where to go to find the answers without feeling silly.
The truth is though, that there’s no such thing as a silly question, we’ve all been there, and that’s where I come in.
Although I know the common questions, I don’t always have all the answers, so my Twitter chat is going to be supported by experts from Direct Line for Business and Business Support Helpline. Between us we’ll be able to offer tips and information on everything from tax and insurance to social media marketing and more.
If you run your own business, or are considering it, then please do come along on Tuesday 22nd September at 1pm and join in the chat. All you have to do is tweet me with the hashtag #HomeBizChat and we’ll do our best to help and support you and your business in whatever way we can.
If you can’t make it, but still have some questions, you can submit them in advance either as a comment on this post, including your Twitter handle, or to me on Twitter, and we’ll include them in the chat for you.
It would also be fantastic if you could help to spread the word about the event by retweeting this tweet:
— Slummy Single Mummy (@mummyblogger) September 14, 2015
See you on the 22nd!
In association with Direct Line for Business