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Adding value for commercial clients

The biggest challenge of flying solo is that you are your business, says Rashmi Dubé

12 May 2014

Deciding to start my own business in both Yorkshire and London was a big leap. However, I know I have made the right decision. I am enjoying building my own firm and helping my commercial clients add value to their own companies.

The biggest challenge of doing it on your own is that you are your business. When you fly solo, you realise, for example, there is no IT support; you are now PC World. The variety of people that were there to support you in a big law firm are gone. Then you realise that everything costs money. From paperclips to pens: it’s a huge shock to the system because you have to do everything. You need all 24 hours in the day.

However, this experience sets me up well for working with clients. Many small and medium-size firms are in exactly the same boat and they come to me because I understand the challenges they face and the solutions they need.

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