My name is Stuart. I’ve joined the flying solo website to learn and be inspired by other business owners.
Im enjoying a fun career setting up, running and modernising marketing, digital and creative agencies and consultancies around APAC. This included taking businesses into the Asia region. Being part of an acquisition. And helping a large corporation unify its offices across APAC as a regional COO.
My new business, Edwards & Co., helps small independent design, marketing, digital and advertising businesses setup properly and grow in a manageable fashion. I typically work with talented professionals, who have the drive to succeed in business, though who don’t have a business background.
I setup my business just over a year ago, after many years of pro bono business consultancy for talented friends who owned small creative agencies, in both Singapore and Australia. This fired my passion for using my business skills to help other small business owners succeed.
Switching from pro bono to a fee charging model that small businesses can afford has worked a little better than expected. My business has grown steadily during Covid and I’ve managed to keep my head above water, which is such a relief.