Weighing up the pros and cons of the Solopreneur life

Ask any woman Solopreneur what they love about starting and running a business on their own and they will undoubtedly talk about the ability to follow their passion, to make decisions that determine their own future, to take control of their lives, and to make a tangible difference through their own efforts. All of these things and more fall into the ‘pro’ column when looking at the reasons we choose the challenging path of becoming Solopreneurs. Yet let’s be honest, it’s not all sunshine and roses when it comes to launching and running a business on our own. For example, there is no-one else to do the essential yet often mundane tasks that are part of being an entrepreneur; there is no-one around in the office or workshop with the same goals and aspirations to bounce ideas off during the day; the burden of decision-making falls completely on the shoulders of the entrepreneur; and the task of maintaining cash-flow, sales, client relationships and regular income is a constant challenge. So weighing up the pros and cons of choosing the Solopreneur life is essential before embarking on that path - yet talk to many Solopreneurs and they wouldn’t have it any other way.