5 lessons from a startup

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 03-Oct-2018 02:00:00

I started JPAbusiness about 17 years ago, after spending 10 years in the employed workforce.

I was strongly motivated to create something of my own and I had clear goals of what I wanted to achieve. However, it certainly wasn’t plain sailing, especially at the beginning. 

The following are five things I felt in the first six to 12 months of starting JPAbusiness. I’m sharing them to illustrate that even if you are ‘the right fit’ for business ownership, you shouldn’t expect it to be easy.

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Topics: Skills and knowledge, Starting a business, Buying a business, Advice, business advice, start-up

Am I the right type of person to own a business? [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 08-Aug-2016 05:00:00

Many people feel they should ‘aspire to something more’ than being an employee i.e. owning their own business.

Personally, I think business ownership is only the right environment for some people, and for many of those it is only the right environment at the right time.

There are many factors that contribute to a person’s success in business, but the following four personality types – or personal attributes – often seem to manifest themselves in successful business owners:

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Topics: Skills and knowledge, Buying a business, Starting a business, Advice

6 reasons to invest in staff training and professional development [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 25-Jul-2016 07:00:00

What is the difference between training and professional development?

raining is about ensuring your employees have the required skills and expertise to carry out the tasks for which they are responsible.

Professional development is a more long-term concept and is about helping your employees prepare to perform additional duties in future roles.

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Topics: Staff, Training and Professional Development, Skills and knowledge, Advice, Employment and recruitment

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 





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