I started Antenatal Online because I felt strongly that there was a need for high quality, flexible antenatal classes to be available to everyone, regardless of where they lived or their income. And because at the moment that just isn’t the case. Personally I was at a bit of a crossroads. I was just about to close the first business down and had a little bit of money so I had a choice of whether to do something completely different – I was thinking of training to be a speech therapist [!] – whether to get a proper job or whether to start up something else. In the end I was a bit worried about whether I could work for someone else after so long of only having myself to answer to and I really wanted to have the flexibility to be with my daughter as much as possible, plus I believed in the idea of online classes so decided to go for it.
What do you love about working for yourself?
Lots of things! The flexibility, the lack of early mornings (though my daughter gets me up anyway…), the fact that I get to make decisions without having to consult a chain of other people and the freedom to develop things how I want them to develop, to name but a few.
Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
If you believe in your idea then go for it. It’s better to take a risk than to always wonder what might have been!