Man:I've been running my own business for ten years now and although I had quite a tough start, on the whole I haven't regretted a day of it.
Basically, I'd been working on an idea of a disposable protective cover for oven interiors and managed to secure a patent.
But could I get a business to take me seriously? So I thought I'd go it alone.
I managed to persuade people to invest enough for me to set up the workshop and I topped up with bank loans.
I initially took on a couple of technicians I'd known from my previous place of work-good people with a lot of commitment to enterprise-
but where I went awry was not giving them proper tuition and guidance in precisely what I wanted.
Thank goodness they stuck with it though, and we came through our difficult first few months together.