The Big Day (Part 2)

by Mitch on 18/10/2004

I arrived early for the meeting which meant I was also out early. It was a really good meeting and I feel very good about it, although I pretty much received the information I already knew. There is little to no help for any business startups within Australia, and literally none for anyone who isn’t receiving government benefits. It was suggested that I begin receiving the benefits, but I am not sure about it, I think I’d rather look for work and use that as a secondary option.

I think the most valid point about starting my business was made the other day by Mik. He said something to the effect of, “do you really want to live in Dubbo that long?” He is so right, I don’t want to live here that long at all. I want to leave now, so I can’t see that feeling any different in a years time, even if my business is starting to shape up. I think maybe I will continue to look for work and perhaps even consider finding work outside this area, most likely in the Sydney area.

One thing I can honestly say, I really felt the mojo. I received 13 emails (shame they weren’t commented here) in the small 2 hours gap since I made my last post and I also received wishes of luck from a few pals. All I can say is that I felt the love and thanks to everyone who was thinking of me.

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  1. 18/10/2004The Backflipboy says:

    I have to agree with what your friend Mik said – do you really want to live in Dubbo that long? There is also the possibility that there may not be enough business in Dubbo and surrounds to support a web design studio and that could be why there isn’t anyone doing it now.

    The good thing is that you are still young enough to explore many other options. As an example – my friend owns a very successful electrical contracting business that he started a few years back, However, he slugged it out working for someone else and planned for about 5 years before taking the big plunge.

    It would benefit you to go in this direction to get some hands on experience in learning how a business works without risking your own capital or reputation.

    I am glad the mojo I sent had a positive effect too. Good luck with the next step. :smile: