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Going it alone: From Crew to Captain

How to make the switch from employee to self-employed

In his recent party conference speech, David Cameron declared enterprise will be the key to stimulating growth in the British economy. But for those considering going it alone, giving up the security of steady employment is a transition fraught with risk.

In this week's Cass Talks, David Mellor one of the UK's leading mentors of would-be entrepreneurs and Associate Director of CassExec, reveals a selection of do's and don'ts for anyone contemplating starting up a business.

Drawing on the lessons outlined in his book, From Crew to Captain, David explains why "tough love" is important, insists employing people smarter than you is a bright idea and exposes one of the main traps responsible for business failures.

The Cass Talks interviews are an opportunity to hear Cass faculty and prominent alumni give their perspective on current business and finance news stories, global issues affecting the business world and new research coming out of the School. Listen, watch and download Cass Talks and see other Cass academics share their opinions at:

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