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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Just looked into this and I am very interested. Do you know if they allow people that are already self-employed?
    Youd have to ask, I think the main thing is you can only do it once. My friend wanted to go on it again at the start cuz he had 2 business ideas. But your not allowed lol.
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    Well, thanks for all your advice glad I carried on! Since this "person" has gone to uni on the other side of the country. Strangely without the nasty comments, I have had one of my best months so far. Probably had more customers this month than in the last 6 months.

    If anyone on these forums wants to do something different to the status quo (nothing wrong with going to uni however, other options should be respected). Go and do it, most importantly ignore the idiots.
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    If you think about it, negative comments are better than positive ones in many senses.People just giving you mindless validation doesn't help you at all - in fact it might serve to give you a completely false sense of where you are. You know how girls post a photo on instagram, and then about 100 people post the emoji with the hearts for eyes and just tell them how amazing they are? That's exactly what you don't want for your business. You need people telling you you're going to fail (and preferably why) so that you can tackle that and have answers. Positive reinforcement before it's happened isn't much use, either. If you do well, the people who were negative will have been proven wrong. However, if you crash and burn, the people who encouraged you will bear no responsibility for your failure.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Well, thanks for all your advice glad I carried on! Since this "person" has gone to uni on the other side of the country. Strangely without the nasty comments, I have had one of my best months so far. Probably had more customers this month than in the last 6 months.

    If anyone on these forums wants to do something different to the status quo (nothing wrong with going to uni however, other options should be respected). Go and do it, most importantly ignore the idiots.
    So glad to hear this OP
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    If you think about it, negative comments are better than positive ones in many senses.People just giving you mindless validation doesn't help you at all - in fact it might serve to give you a completely false sense of where you are. You know how girls post a photo on instagram, and then about 100 people post the emoji with the hearts for eyes and just tell them how amazing they are? That's exactly what you don't want for your business. You need people telling you you're going to fail (and preferably why) so that you can tackle that and have answers. Positive reinforcement before it's happened isn't much use, either. If you do well, the people who were negative will have been proven wrong. However, if you crash and burn, the people who encouraged you will bear no responsibility for your failure.
    I am always open to feedback/constructive criticism. I don't expect attention-seeking comments, like everyone telling me everything I do is perfect. However, I have people which do give me constructive criticism, which obviously sometimes it's hard to hear but very helpful and which I appreciate.

    I was just trying to get trying to get everyone's opinion originally in the thread, to see if others thought this friend was being out of order.
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    [QUOTE=Anonymous;68111174]I am always open to feedback/constructive criticism. I don't expect attention-seeking comments, like everyone telling me everything I do is perfect. However, I have people which do give me constructive criticism, which obviously sometimes it's hard to hear but very helpful and which I appreciate.
 
 
 
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