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Help! How do I start my business when there’s so much information out there?

Flying Solo forum member Vivienne shares a very common dilemma: "I find all the information out there so overwhelming that it just stops me from going further". Can you relate?

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Getting started on your business dreams is not as easy as it looks.

Just ask Vivienne from our Flying Solo forums who says she’s confused and overwhelmed by the amount of information out there about starting your own business.

And it’s putting her off making any move towards her goal at all.

She writes:

“I’ve noticed that many people (obviously not all) that are starting a business have come from a corporate background or one in marketing, consulting, IT etc. I’m in none of those areas. I’m in healthcare and I’ve been thinking about starting a very small business for ages now.

My main barrier is finding an idea as well as self-limiting thoughts that keep popping in my head. I’m not even slightly interested in starting up anything to do with healthcare. I see a lot of business groups on Facebook that seem to be made up of the type of people that I mentioned above.

In my reading I’ve noticed some opinions that most business fail and the ones that don’t fail will take forever to get off the ground. Then I’ll also read about mums that started up their own businesses from home with almost nothing and have become a great success.

I’m wondering if I’ll benefit from any short courses or seminars at this very early stage when I don’t even have an idea and when most of the people doing these things come from a completely different field to mine.  I find all the information out there so overwhelming that it just stops me from going further.  Would be interested in your thoughts.”

What should Vivienne do next?

We asked Flying Solo founder, Robert Gerrish for his advice.

Information overload! Starting a business when you're confused and overwhelmed?

Vivienne from our Flying Solo forums says she’s confused and overwhelmed by the amount of information out there about starting your own business. It’s putting her off making any move at all. “My main barrier is finding an idea as well as self limiting thoughts that keep popping in my head. I find all the information out there so overwhelming that it just stops me from going further…” Lucy asked Flying Solo founder Robert Gerrish for his advice. Related content: Join the Flying Solo forums: https://www.flyingsolo.com.au/forums/index.phpHere is Vivienne’s post, send her message: https://www.flyingsolo.com.au/forums/index.php?threads/confused-and-overwhelmed.46203/#post-265427

Posted by Flying Solo on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

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Lucy Kippist

is an experienced Australian editor with experience in writing, podcasting radio and television, with previous senior editorial roles at News Corp news.com.au, Kidspot and Kinderling Kids Radio. In her current role as editor of Flying Solo, Australia's #1 website for solo business owners she is pursuing her passion for women in the small business space. Connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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