Starting from scratch when you have a family

We have a motto and I think it works across the board "be smart, nice and get shi*t done."

How does the average person with a family start a business? And by average person, I’m talking about those with families, bills and routines to stick to.

Someone with very limited free time. How do you go from these beginnings to a million pound turnover, an office, staff – a fully functioning business? It’s a dream for many and yet it doesn’t feel like something that can actually be done, who has the time?

Without blowing my own trumpet too much, this is exactly what I have done. And I am not the only one. Far from it, today, I think most people know someone who has started a business from home and it’s gone on to charge their life for the better. So, what is the key to this success and freedom?

After the light bulb moment

Once you have your idea, you need to act. Sitting on an idea will get you nowhere very fast. It’s cliché to say, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Set yourself realistic goals and expectations, otherwise you will overwhelm yourself and burn out pretty quickly.

I remember sitting in my conservatory after putting my children to bed and giving myself two hours to complete specific tasks.

I had to be very strict with my time management and use ‘leisure time’ or time I really should have been sleeping to get things off the ground. It’s not easy and you run purely off sweat.

Read the full blog from FanFinders’ CEO and co-founder Alec Dobbie on Huffington Post.