I’m Andy MacLellan and I’ve been self employed for most of my life. I love the thrill of setting up a business. I want to share some tips and advice I’ve picked up from some amazing entrepreneurs I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. That’s what this site is about – it’s not run by a conglomerate. It’s not saturated with adverts. It’s just an honest reflection of what life is really like for small business owners in the UK.

I certainly don’t regard myself as an entrepreneur. That’s a very special kind of person and I’m happy to leave that title to the Richard Bransons and Gary Vaynerchuks of this world. I’m just a bloke from North East England who doesn’t like being told what to do! Like most folk, I want to make enough money to enjoy life with my wonderful family.

My current projects

My day job is running a little joinery business but over the last few years content creation and creative work has been taking over my life. I run several YouTube channels and web sites that mostly revolve around passions of mine. I’m also the co-host of the UK’s first commercial joinery podcast, the Measuring Up Podcast.

Why this site?

You’re on this planet for a ridiculously short amount of time. So make the most of it. Don’t waste it doing a job you hate. Pull your finger out, stop talking about it and just get it sorted. It might sound scary being out there on your own in this big complicated world of ours but honestly – don’t over think it. If you have the slightest inclination, the slightest spark to leave the rat race and be entirely independent of corporate responsibilities, performance targets and pointless meetings, you owe it to yourself and your family to at least give it a go.

At some point you’ll run out of time and I 100% guarantee to do nothing will be one of the biggest regrets of your life. Whether you create a one-person boutique business bringing in a few thousand pounds a year or you make something special that changes the lives of thousands of people, at least give it a proper go.  What’s the worst that could happen? I wish you all the success in the world on your new business venture!

Andy Mac x

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