Be your own boss


I was approached by Skills Development Scotland last year to talk about the benefits of starting your own business for a video feature in their My World of Work magazine, which aims to inform and inspire young people in Scotland to enhance their skills and help them find work.

I was asked to share what I’d learned in the 18 months since I started Digital My Way that could help young people who’re considering starting their own business.

The article, titled Be your own boss, has just been published and you can see it on My World of  Work or watch the video below.

I’ve always been a fairly shy person, so I was a wee bit nervous about taking part in the video but Lynn McGurk and the production team did a great job of putting me at ease and I’m really pleased with the results. It is fairly obvious though that I’m not used to direct sunlight!

As you’ll see in the video, my three key points are:

What did I miss? What advice would you give to young people looking to start their own business?