How to Face Your Fears When Starting a New Business

  • Written by Jemma Giovannucci


Late last year, Erin Williams decided it was time for a change.

 

She had spent five years building a successful daycare service from her home in Melbourne’s bayside. But she had found a new spark, a new idea so exciting that she realised it marked the next phase in her business evolution. Despite having no experience in publishing or journalism, Erin made the bold decision to start a magazine, naming it ‘The Modern Day Living’.

 

Now, this isn’t your average, daggy old parenting magazine.

 

The Modern Day Living offers a contemporary, stylish take on all things lifestyle and parenthood - providing accessible and valuable information for mothers. Moreover, it designed to be a beautiful piece of art that can be displayed on a coffee table with pride, not shoved under a cushion when guests arrive for fear of being falsely labeled as an imperfect parent who lacks natural instinct and needs support.

 

The best part for many mums? It’s totally free.

 

“It’s easy to get caught up in the notion that you are weak or ungrateful for “giving up” on your first baby - your first business - and pursuing something new. Especially when you have been quite successful” says Erin.

“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you is a phrase we’re all familiar with.”

 

However, she wholeheartedly encourages other business owners to take the leap if they believe they have more to offer the world.

 

“The Collective Hub actually played a big part in my decision to pursue my dream of starting this magazine. In what is often portrayed a dying industry (print media), it really shone a light for entrepreneurs and a reminder that anything is possible. ”

 

“Then just as I was starting to promote my launch, Lisa (Messenger - founder of The Collective) announced they were shutting down the print mag. I gave myself a second… okay a minute… maybe half an hour… to freak out. But then I realised that she didn’t fail - she made a conscious decision to adapt and change.”

 

A choice which Erin is only too familiar with.

 

Starting April 23, The Modern Day Living is available at a variety of stockists around Melbourne.

 

Business

Why You Should Outsource the Accounting Services

In the global market, outsourcing is one of the most important tools that a business has for cutting down costs and increasing productivity. Almost all types of tasks are now...

Rise of Dubai Luxury Property – Hotspot Investment Opportunity for European and GCC Residentials

Dubai property is always in demand by the residents and for visitors also. The booming economy, prime location and as a business hub, buyers know their property value will appreciate...

5 Important things to keep in mind when shooting a corporate video

A corporate video holds a lot of importance when marketing your firm, so why not hire a corporate videographer in Sydney to shoot the project in the right style.  They...

8 Social Media Marketing Dos and Don’ts to Have in Mind

It’s needless to say that marketing is the key to business success. And with the majority of marketing now taking place online, every business needs to have a good social...

Building Your Brand - 6 Secrets to Building a Powerful Business Brand

As a new business owner, you will no doubt have hopes and dreams of a powerful brand that everyone recognizes. However, rising to the top takes more than just time...

One thing that rules the CFD market: Learn what it is

What do you think that rules the CFD market? It is something that professional Australian traders could control but the entry level traders couldn't. Basically, this is something that entry...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

Dog Flea AllergyGroom To Do ListEye Health Dos and Don'ts5 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom into a True Zen RetreatThings to Consider when Deciding on your Wedding Flowers for the Big DayRenovating tips for your houseGroundwater Country Music FestivalTips for Decluttering Your YardNon-invasive Cosmetic TreatmentsDry Carpet Cleaning Vs Steam Carpet Cleaning: Which one to Choose? New Australian Wedding Trends for Stylish CouplesWinterfy Your Garden In Time For SpringDredging works underway Plantation IslandTop 5 Tips for Traveling With Dogs My Health Yoga