Business Bites: Starting Over


Photography: The Wedding Chicks

I’ve learnt a lot about what it takes to launch a new business of late. Not so much with Rock n Roll Bride, which I kind of fell into by accident, but with The Blogcademy, the bloggers workshop that I launched with Gala and Shauna in the latter part of last year. Its actually really crazy to think how far we’ve come, the lessons we’ve learnt and the changes we’ve already made (to the promotion, the online presence and the curriculum that we teach!) but it’s been really valuable having to do it so quickly.

Starting a business which immediately needs to be profitable is hard bloody work. I know this sounds like an obvious and pretty dumb thing to say, but unless you’re in it right now, it can be hard to remember what it was like when you first started out. It’s a constant work in progress and sometimes feels like a bit of an uphill struggle but it’s totally worth it and obviously super satisfying when it pays off. If you come to a class, I promise we’ll tell you all about it!

It’s funny that I’ve been thinking about that this week as a lot of the business related links I’ve found are to do with starting over or starting from scratch. Weird huh?

What would you do if you had to start your business from scratch?
Five tips for designing a company logo
♥ Are you charging enough?
Feeling lost? How to start over when things fall apart

“If you go through life knowing that every problem is solving a greater purpose, somehow its making you stonger and smarter, you’re going to look for, and find, an empowering lesson in every situation.” Marie Forleo

Seven steps to proofreading like a pro
Brushing up on the basics: the ultimate small business guide
♥ How to get client feedback
♥ 8 successful entrepreneurs give their younger selves lessons they wish they’d known then

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. This is extremely useful, I am trying so hard at the moment to start a business and i am going through this phase at the moment of feeling so deflated and not knowing what to do.
    I am 23, a recent University graduate, i have been taking little steps to try and be self employed but I now don’t have any finances and because i am struggling it feels so easy to give up.
    These articles give me some food for thought and make me realise that a lot of business starts from you just exploring and finding out what people actually want.

    Thank you for sharing. xx

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this. Reading yours and Nubby Twiglet’s blog is what inspired me to finally make the step form reading blogs to starting to write my own.

    I still have so much uncertainty about many aspects of being a professional blogger and advice like this goes such a long to help. Thank you for sharing this!

  3. I’m right there, slap bang in the middle of restarting. The confidence to stop what i was doing and move into something that will make me happier took a long time to build – now it’s full steam ahead.

    Thank you for the links – perfect timing!

  4. Thanks Kat! I’m amidst a rethink/regroup right now. And if all goes according to plan, I’ll publish a book on the subject.


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