When consultants, coaches, and other service professionals are getting set up for self-employment, I notice they often worry, as I did at first, about all the business logistics and mysteries you think you should know.
Maybe you’re even worried you’ll get in trouble for something you didn’t know.
I’ve seen many people let worries about these things really get in their way, thinking it’s something huge to tackle. They think they can’t do anything else before getting a business name, some kind of incorporated entity (e.g., LLC), etc.
I’m a self-employed business coach and I had to learn this stuff too, 11 years ago. Even though I understood a lot about marketing and business, the business setup stuff was new to me, having been an employee until then.
Business setup stuff felt like a big mystery to me, behind a curtain like in the Wizard of Oz.
It turns out it’s not that huge, especially for solo service providers like us. Important, yes, and sometimes tedious, yes. But much of it can be easier and is often not as urgent as you might think. In my case, I did it over time.
Let’s have a look. I’ll share some basics as well as what I have done as a coach.
There are plenty of things you’ve done that are harder than this. Don’t let business logistic worries stop you from going for your dreams.