Here’s Your Starter For 10

SOWING the seeds of recovery might be overstating the case, with the economy a long way from recovered.

However, there is no doubt that the record number of start-ups in the UK during the past 12 months has created much-needed growth to lessen the impact of the public sector job losses which are about to hit. The upturn is the same world-wide.

A total of around 300,000 fledgling businesses in the UK are understood to have sprouted this year with a similar number due to form next. So redundancy doesn’t have to be catastrophic if you are one of the unfortunate ones.

There is hope. Those with entrepreneurial drive and passion to go out and make it happen, can do so. Redundancy money can be used to help get the project off the ground.Why not read David Taylor’s the Naked Millionaire for help, tips and inspiration.

Are you one of those bright sparks in the economy? Have you bounced back in tough times and managed to turn water into wine? If so, tell us your story and let the Naked Leader share it with others in 2011. You could prove to be the inspiration a like-minded individual needs.


  • There are many people I know who did exactly this. Go out on their own and make it happen. It takes a special drive and determination but then some of my friends had no choice. And they have been able to make it work in IT and other sectors. Sometimes, paying the mortgage instills a certain passion in you and you have no other choice other than to get on with it.

  • I guess people who have that drive are the ones who already make it happen.
    It follows that if those people still being made redundant are making it on their own then we all have the power to make it happen if the circumstances are such that there is no real alternative.
    The salary is the main thing although i still think job satisfaction counts for a lot these days.

  • I went out on my own and do not regret it for a second.
    Sometimes you have to take the plunge to make it work and I’m pleased I did that as I was not satisfied in my role at the time.
    It’s not just people with drive. It’s people who need to earn a living and have no other means!

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