Entrepreneur’s Journey

I’ve spent quite a bit of time this morning chatting on IM with Yaro from Entrepreneur’s Journey. Yaro submitted posts during the 31 Day project and caught my attention with a coupe of his posts and by the fact that he’s a fellow Aussie.

Wandering through his blog has been a rich experience – worth a read is his Business Timeline (you’ll need some time – it’s long) as well as a post titled Do You Want to Run Your Own Business? which gives a good realistic indication on what it can be like for someone getting into small business. He makes points in this last post on:

1. Say good bye to a reliable and predictable income.

2. Your business is your life.

3. You may never make real money until you sell your business.

4. There is no superannuation, paid leave or sick leave.

5. Workmates

I’d say for me all of his points ring true – perhaps except for point 3 at this stage of my business.

Anyway – check out Yaro’s stuff – he’s an inspiring guy.

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  1. Stuart says:

    Point 3 may hold true for some small businesses but definitely not for others.

    If you’re a writer or marketing advisor for example what do you have left when you retire except your client list and there’s probably not much value in that unfortunately.

  2. James says:

    Yep Yaro’s site is on my list of morning reads. :)
    Always a good read!

  3. duncan says:

    oh my god! there are what….like…5 or 6 Australian bloggers now! :-)
    Nice site he’s got though.

  4. Tim says:

    7 :)

  5. Yaro says:

    Ahh geese, shucks…that’s all I can say!

    Nah, seriously, thanks for the props Darren and it was good chatting to you too. I hope we can chat some more in the future.


  6. +1 to the Aussie blogger count :-).

  7. He also has the Entrepreneur’s Journey podcast! Don’t forget about that!

  8. Couldn’t agree more … Yaro’s blog is a great read. He has that knack for writing well-thoughout quality content (he likes longer posts) that’s an easy read. When he posts you automatically just have to make a comment …

    I like his guts in putting up his Business Timeline – warts and all. A great read.

    I wonder how many Aussies bloggers are really out there (usually hiding behind a .com website)? Add me to that list.

  9. One of the better blog posts I’ve read recently.