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Flying Solo Under 30

A guide to setting up in business for young entrepreneurs

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How to ‘fly solo’ as a young entrepreneur reveals how to become that person who will succeed by acquiring the right mindset critical to running a successful start-up business.
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The last decade has seen a significant boom in new businesses being launched particularly by Generation Y, also known more commonly as the Millennials.

This practical book written by experienced small business coach & mentor Carole Davidson reveals how to become a young entrepreneur. It outlines the skills, attributes and knowledge required to succeed in running a successful start-up business.

Discover how to transition from employee or student to business owner by understanding as to why having the right mindset is crucial to success and whether you too, can ‘fly solo’ as a young entrepreneur.

  1. Taking the first steps
    1. Leaving the corporate world to start your own business
    2. Leaving University/College to start your own business
    3. So how do you take this idea forward?
    4. Step One
    5. Who will be the right mentor/coach for my business?
    6. Why a coach/mentor is not you boss
    7. So where do I find a mentor?
    8. Step Two
    9. Step Three
    10. Step Four
    11. Step Five
  2. Millennials
    1. Who are the millennials?
    2. The millennial mindset
    3. Employment Goals
    4. Work habits – Millennials
    5. How do we coach millennials to achieve the desired outcomes?
  3. Business planning
    1. Writing your first business plan
    2. Is my idea viable for a new business?
    3. What makes my business idea different from everyone else?
    4. Artisans
    5. Business name
    6. What type of company should I register?
    7. What about VAT?
    8. Getting an Accountant/Legal Advisor
    9. How do I protect my brand?
    10. What are the funding options available?
    11. Business account set up
    12. Business insurance
    13. And finally, what is Start Up Salary Success?
  4. Launching your business
    1. Portfolio Career
    2. Planning and administration
    3. Marketing campaign
    4. Website
    5. Collaboration
    6. Why to I need to network?
    7. Building your Team
  5. Case Studies
    1. Katie Sargent – Utta Nutta
    2. Working with a mentor
    3. Publicity
    4. Recognition of success
    5. Francesca Silvestre – Espresso Kitchen
    6. Working with a mentor
    7. Starting Out
    8. The Future
  6. Intrapreneurs
    1. An alternative option; ‘staying corporate’
    2. Tips for growing your entrepreneurial skills
    3. The Future
  7. Conclusion
    1. Learn from Experience
    2. Getting the right mentor
    3. Just Start!
I loved the supportive and realistic tone of this book. It is packed full of practical advice and inspiring stories. The book served me as a reminder that nobody ever really flies completely solo!
About the Author
Carole

Carole Davidson

Carole Davidson is an experienced business mentor and coach having worked with many senior business leaders across both the corporate and public sector. Most recently she has been mentoring Millennials leaving university and employment to start their own successful business. With a knack for bringing the best out of individuals by recognising their potential, she has encouraged the development of their vision to be their own boss. 

Carole is Director at Carole Davidson Coaching Limited which she founded in 2006 on her return from working in France. A qualified and accredited executive coach and coach supervisor she previously built a career in HR in the retail, financial, legal and public sector. As a director heading up HR and training departments, she developed a wide range of innovative practices throughout her career and it was here she experienced coaching. With her passion to develop people’s potential it inspired her to become a coach. 

Several of the millennial start-ups she has mentored in the last few years have won national awards in recognition of their innovative products and continuous growth. 

Carole has written a number of award winning articles on coaching for academic journals and business coaching and mentoring columns for local newspapers.   

Carole is based in the UK but works regularly with individuals and organisations around the world.