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September 16, 2022

How To Create A Solopreneur Career

There has never been a better time in the construction industry to step out on your own and become the master of your own business and future. That doesn’t mean becoming a solopreneur is an easy or risk-free venture. Quite the opposite in fact. Being mindful of the pitfalls that you will face and knowing the tools that will help along the way is a big step forward in ensuring your success.

In this episode of the Mobile Workforce Podcast, we welcome Rawley Filbin, CEO of USEFUZE onto the show to share how to prepare to leave your employer and go out on your own, the tools you’ll need to successfully navigate business ownership and how to build a company that will bring your dreams to life.

Key Takeaways:

  1. People want to be known by their work and not by the company they work for. Skilled laborers are wanting to be recognized more and more for the work that they do with their hands and not just be another cog in the wheel of a larger company. Being a bricklayer that works with X company is preferable to a bricklayer at x company. The difference is slight but it can mean the difference between a happy employee and a quitting employee.
  2. You need to understand the long-term implications of going out on your own. There are a number of benefits to being part of a company. You lose structure and organization and a clear career path when you leave a company and as a solopreneur, you will need to purposefully create all three to help develop your own brand into a successful company.
  3. Retirement is not a straightforward plan for the solopreneur. When working for a company that offers retirement plans a retirement strategy is a straightforward and clean plan but for the solopreneur, there are a number of moving parts that must be taken into consideration; who will run the company when you leave, is the business sellable, do you have the right team that will run your business when you are away?