In a literal sense, I have been developing my skills and how I can use them to help people. My time at Bridge PR & Media Services played a key role here, as well as my university studies. Both helped me refine my skills and techniques, as well as building my confidence.
Coventry University also taught me about business itself. As well as my degree, I learnt about marketing myself, getting set up, and even tax. I am also immensely grateful to my lecturers, who supported me and gave me a wealth of advice as well as recommending me to their contacts. Without the support of my university, I would not have set up D. Burton Editing.
Over the last year, I have also learnt how to react when things are not going as well as I would like. I have become proactive in my approach to finding new clients, particularly in my home city of Leicester. An important lesson I have been taught is to never stop going to networking events and take the opportunities when they are presented. It can be incredibly difficult when it is quiet as anyone in business can relate, yet I feel that over the last year, I have always found a way to turn this around.
Now, I am looking ahead to the next year and the years to come. I am continuing to attend networking events, contacting people who may have some need for my services. I am also branching out into other areas and industries, and ensuring that I am, above all, enjoying what I am doing.
Several people have told me that the first year of business is always the hardest. I am confident that I will continue to grow over the next few years.
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