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The Fear of Advice

The Fear of Advice

I started freelancing over thirty years ago, and never considered that one day I would be a ‘proper’ business, until I opened my first production company in the early 1990s. At the time I had a kitchen table office, a business name and a scrappy attitude, but despite my freelancing experience I felt completely at sea when faced with the grown-up requirements of business.  Around the corner from my house was a local business centre offering free advice for start-ups. I stalked that organisation for a year, picking up their pamphlets and visiting their fledgling website, before deciding not to take part. There was nothing wrong with the offer or the organisation, but I was terrified of...

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