Hello from Somerset


#1

Hello all. I’m Jo and I ‘launched’ JR Business Services at the beginning this month. My website is built, LinkedIn account updated, business cards printed - now I just need to find some clients! I still work part time (Mon-Thur) in a business support role for a charity so at least have a steady income until I’m fully up and running, but really, really want to make a go of this so that I can stop working for other people and have an independent career that better fits my lifestyle!

I previously lived and worked in London with a 15 year career in recruitment, so that’s hopefully going to work as my niche, but also offering general admin support. I love that there is a community like this one to learn from, share ideas, and get support and inspiration from others who have pursued this as a career. Excited for what’s to come!


#2

Welcome Jo!!

HR services are a popular niche - and easy to target because there’s a specific size of company who’d need some extra HR help but not have enough work to have a full time HR manager. Given your recruitment background, that might be a good niche?

The thing to do is just keep on plugging away - and tell everyone what it is you are doing… You never know where those former colleagues end up or who your mum’s hairdresser also knows!


#3

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for the kind welcome. And for the advice - any and all of which is also most welcome! I have a couple of networking events booked, which will hopefully be a good start, and otherwise plugging away on LinkedIn so fingers crossed.

Thanks again
Jo