Well... I've done it. Today marks my first year in business for myself. For the most part it's been a learning experience and, I'm pleased to say, profitable.
There have been a few hiccups with some clients and their ability to pay on time and pay according to the terms they agreed too. One of these has effectively been fired. Having weathered that though, things are looking up. I've managed to form a good relationship with a number of reputable companies, I have good projects coming up and a little cash in reserve.
Confidence in this self-employment thing is high.
I would like to thank Steve Amstead who got me started with my first lot of "regular" work.
Thanks also to Dave Lane and the guys at Egressive for the advice that caused me to take an office with the Effusion Group and the work they have sent my way. I would also like to thank Norman McKenzie and the guys at Meta Solutions for the work they have sent my way too.
There is also one other person that needs to be acknowledged. My partner Luci, the IIG. I wouldn't have been able to take this path without her support.
I couldn't have done it without you guys.