CoLaw, is a HR & Employment Law Specialist provider, based in Loughborough with over 100 years CIPID accreditation between their employed experts. CoLaw service a range of business sizes regardless of whether they are large or small, the CoLaw specialists can provide the exact level of advice and support any business needs.
CoLaw have a full range of Employment Law and Human Resources services which they specifically tailor to suit a client’s business, and what’s more, since they can offer these on either a retained or ad-hoc basis, business owners needn’t feel trapped by contracts or long term commitment if that’s not what they want.
From very first contact with CoLaw, companies are appointed a dedicated and experienced specialist who will get to know as much as possible about their business. The CoLaw experts go above and beyond and are designed to be an extended member of a business’ pre-existing team.
Within every aspect of CoLaw, they believe in complete transparency, so right from the outset, CoLaw will identify all the costs involved, specify exactly what will be included and identify anything that’s not covered.
CoLaw’s aim is to provide total peace of mind in knowing that businesses have the right policies and procedures in place to fully protect their business. In order to do this, CoLaw make sure that their employment law & HR specialists take the time to understand every client’s particular needs and meet these with unique solutions, not just standard answers or generic documents which ‘sort of’ work for a business.
The CoLaw experts are always on hand at the other end of the phone, however, should a business prefer to meet with their specialist face to face, CoLaw can then either visit on-site or bring the client to visit them in their Loughborough offices, which are conveniently located to service the East Midlands, including the Leicester, Nottingham & Derby areas.
1 ) When did you realise you wanted to go into business for yourself?
I have always been keen to run my own business and was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to run a business on behalf of a larger group, in which I am a group director.
2 ) Were you confident you would succeed or were you nervous of failing?
Running a business always comes with risk and so there was certainly a degree of nervousness but my confidence in being able to run the business and drive it forward allowed me to overcome my initial reservations, albeit there were still several sleepless nights in the early days.
3 ) Did you seek advice from your family or friends? Did anyone close to you suggest it was a bad idea to go into business for yourself or did you receive a lot of support?
Friends and family were good to run the initial choice by. I would advise anyone looking to go into business to take on-board as much feedback as possible.
4 ) What was the biggest obstacle you had to face and overcome in order to start your business?
For me personally it was moving from secure employment to a more uncertain future.
5 ) Do you remember your first customer and can you recall how you felt when you delivered what they were prepared to pay you for?
Yes I signed up the first customer I went to see, it was a great day. It’s not always been as easy to sign subsequent customers though, but it was what I needed in those first few days.
6 ) What would be the ONE thing you would do differently and where do you see your business in five years time?
I hope to expand the business considerably over the next 5 years. If I could do it again I would own my initial decisions more and stick to one path.
7 ) What would be your advice to any startup or to anyone thinking of going into business for themselves?
Plan ahead and plan some more. Don’t expect to immediately be a big success big stick at it and believe.
We would like to thank Ian Morris for submitting this article for our readers!
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