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  • Guide 01: 'Personal Motivation and Circumstance' (54 pages)
  • Interview videos
  • Entrepreneur Assessment Questionnaire
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  • Access to Guide 01 Module’s Discussion Forum
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Features of (Free) Guide Module 01:

Guide 01: ‘Personal Motivation and Circumstance’

Who is this guide for? The simple answer is that this guide is for you. You that is, if you are an owner of a professional services business or aspire to become so. Indeed, this guide is for if you are just keen to explore the idea of setting up your own such firm.

This 54-page guide module explores if you have what it personally takes – in terms of your values, capabilities and motivation – to be a successful entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur Assessment Questionnaire

This questionnaire facilitates a (light-hearted) review of your attributes, motivational drivers and skillsets … as required to enjoy, and be successful at, running your own professional services company. The answers are not designed to lead you to any absolute conclusion; rather, to aid you in your own self-assessment. The most interesting discussion points will come from comparing your self-assessment with those that close, trusted friends and acquaintances undertake on you.

Video Interview with a business leader (on topic of motivation)

A recorded set of (7) interview questions/answers with Andy Marsh (MD of an award-winning consultancy business) discussing critical elements of Guide 01. Includes such questions as:

  • What motivated you to start-up?
  • Why was it the right time in your life to start-up a company?
  • How do you sustain yourself on the journey?

Discussion Forum

Each guide module in the series has a related discussion forum where registered members can ask questions of myself and fellow members.

Your free subscription to Guide Module 01 will give you access to the discussion threads on entrepreneurial motivation and circumstance.

Five-Year Entrepreneur Newsletter

As a registered member of the Five-Year Entrepreneur professional community, you will also join my email newsletter – containing discussion features, excerpts from the series and links to additional useful resources.

Whilst I hope you will always find these emails informative and useful – please note you can unsubscribe from them at any stage (see link in email header/footer).

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Rupert Tobin, Director, 100%Cotton Ltd.

Informative, practical, inspirational, based as it is on the genuine experience of someone who has done what it says on the tin.

Giles Johnson, Director, CIL

These guides are essential reading for anyone setting up in business, particularly in the field of professional services. I strongly recommend them.

Bob Hendicott, Hendicott Partnership Ltd

Dom has condensed a wealth of critical experience, anecdotes and advice into a really practical, concise set of guides ... relevant for any aspiring professional services owner or frankly those of us who have been doing this for a few years!

Andy Marsh, Managing Director, Suiko Ltd

This set of guide modules would have saved us years in terms of the journey, £000s in terms of avoiding the common pitfalls and a head full of grey hair in terms of frustration!

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Dom has absolutely captured the need to manage the growth of a business like a project with clear objectives and deliverables, supported by robust and effective systems.

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If running a successful consultancy or small business is your aspiration then this practical, ‘how to’ set of guides is highly recommended.

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