Making the leap from government employee to solopreneur

After years as an employee – and a public servant at that – starting her own business required a radical mind shift for Janet Camilleri.

It took a redundancy of course.

When I got offered one at the end of 2012, it was just the push I needed to turn the dream of working for myself into a reality.

When I announced my plans to others, however, I could see they were sceptical. Perhaps they realised just what a huge difference there is between a public service mindset, and becoming a solopreneur!

After spending most of my career working in government, becoming my own boss definitely involved a steep learning curve. Although I had the necessary skills and experience in my field, I knew very little about running a business. I quickly realised that I had taken many things for granted as an employee. Read more

Janet Camilleri - Flying Solo - 20 Apr 2017


We welcome relevant, respectful comments.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.
We also welcome direct feedback via Contact Us.
You may also want to ask our librarians.

Be the first to write a comment