This is an interview for anyone who has found themselves in a situation where their business is a trap. You want to leave but you can’t because without you the business doesn’t work, the staff depend on you and you’re so invested in it, you can’t even imagine how to quit.
Barnaby Andersun found himself in a situation much like this. Although he enjoyed his business to begin with, after more than ten years running it, he really wanted to move on, but figuring out how to do so was a challenge.
In this interview, you will hear how Barnaby missed out on many amazing opportunities during the first dot com rush, then eventually learned that he needed leverage to become really successful and grow a business beyond just himself. This lead to hiring employees, which helped him build a bigger business, but also led to more responsibilities and more stress.
Barnaby did find a way out, which he talks about during this interview. Today he is a fresh entrepreneur, working on several different projects, including a green project crowdsourcing platform called The Green Crowd, and an innovative brand research service called Brand Aloud.
If you are currently running a business, feel trapped and want to leave, or you are still a one person show and want to hear how someone went from solo-preneur and managed the growth jump to a small company with a team of 12, Barnaby is a man to listen to.
Barnaby also told me he was happy to reply to any questions you may have as comments in reply to this blog post, so please do not be shy!