Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

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Q: A year ago, I set up my own jewellery business while working full-time as an architect. Suddenly, my work has received a fair bit of attention in the press and the orders are coming in thick and fast. Is it time for me to hand in my resignation? My main worry is that interest in my jewellery might die down and then I'll be struggling financially I can't afford to live on my husband's salary, especially as we have a small child.

A: I can't, on the face of it, see why your jewellery business should cease to be of interest. It's only been going a year and I doubt if you've pumped hundreds of thousands of pounds into publicity. Word of mouth must be excellent - and you can only have scratched the surface.

I'm always hesitant, as a mere bystander, to encourage readers to take risks that I won't be sharing - but in this instance it sounds to me as if you've already done enough, while still working full-time, to have acquired some very reassuring confidence in the viability of this jewellery business. …

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