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

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