Redundancy could give you an opportunity to take up an alternative career doing something you have always wanted to do.
Starting your own business
You might decide to start your own business, the Government website gives some practical advice on what you need to do.
Before you start your own business it is worth talking to other people who have taken that step. Reach out to your network to ask their advice. Former members of Careers Springboard who have setup their own businesses often speak at our meetings. So you can also talk to, and learn from former members who have changed their work pattern.
If you need financial support you may be able to get a New Enterprise Allowance to help you start your own business. Buckinghamshire Business First provide regular free training to help you setup a business and allow you to list your business on their website.
Have you considered using your experience and transferable skills by becoming an Interim Manager? Organisations increasingly recognise the effectiveness and cost efficiency of Interim Managers. Interim Managers are appointed to a temporary position in the management structure of an enterprise. This could be in a functional role or to undertake a specific short term project.
Consultants gather information, process it and make recommendations. Interim Managers can share in the decision making process and are involved in implementation. While Consultants recommend, Interim Managers can help make it happen.
Members who have become Interim Managers tell us that they enjoy the rewards, stimulation and the variety which this lifestyle brings. The Institute of Interim Management has some useful information to help you decide if this is the right route for you.
If you’d like to explore your next steps book a free coaching session.