Im Shelley from Glasgow.
I have worked within PA/Secretary and marketing for nearly 20 years in various industries.
Due to having a baby last year, I gave up my FT role and took a night role but I previously ran a small jewellery business and loved working for myself and felt applying the skills I built up over the years as well as a few side areas which I have some knowledge of - Graphic Design, Campaign Management,etc that I could apply these towards a new venture and hopefully mean I can spend more time with my baby watching her grow up while also working on my terms (as physical night work compared to my previous cosy office work is a bit of a shocker)
I haven’t yet set up my business yet. I have been liaising with Business Gateway who have been very helpful providing me with all the documention I need to read through and realise many areas I never even considered (cyber insurance), but Ive joined SVA in the hope to gain some additional information/research while I slowly develop on my business plan over the next few months and hopefully see a start up date of April.
Any advice would be VERY much appreciated - While im savvy on the computer and years of experience in PA, I know I will likely forget something.
So hello all, and hopefully be chatting more soon x