YBC Academy : Strength in Numbers

As a newly self employed person, partner or owner of a newly formed limited company you very quickly find yourself on all sorts of mailing lists offering you solutions, products and services. If you use social media for your business your feeds will start to fill up with similar offers.

Some of these offers will be genuine but others will be targeting your vulnerability as someone new to running a business. Scammers are well aware of this vulnerability and it is important to identify ways of knowing what is real and what is a scam.

Joining YBC gives you full access to all of the Business Academy articles, unlimited free advice and the opportunity to attend our regular networking events.

It is well documented that around half of ‘one person businesses’ don’t earn the basic wage so scammers often position their offerings to offer you the magic bullet to set you on the road to riches.

Make no mistake, established business owners can be caught out too. There’s always something new you’ll be offered and it’s always best to check with others before agreeing to anything that looks too good.

You’ll also become the prey of big companies trying to sell you their wares. Be prepared for banks, accountancy software providers and others telling you how to run a business. It’s a sad fact that the writers of these message are very likely to be employees so have no idea what it’s like to be in your shoes.

Longer standing business owners know that the best way to counter this vulnerability is to surround yourself with a network of trusted advisers. Your membership with YBC offers you unlimited free advice and you also have the opportunity to attend our networking events where you can meet others in similar situations to you but from a wide variety of business disciplines. Sharing knowledge with one another is powerful!

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