Flying Solo

Strategies: Micro Business Community, Networking, Small Business, Small business forums

They claim: ‘Since 2005, Flying Solo has been at the forefront of the soloism movement in Australia, and today has a community of over 100,000 with many more joining across our social networks.
Now part of Pinstripe Media – with mastheads including Kochie’s Business Builders, Startup Daily, Small Business First and The Airport Economist – Flying Solo exists to support those who have chosen their own path, often turning their backs on traditional careers, to create a new way of living and working. Join the community.
Driven by potent forces like connected technology, waning job security, globalisation and the rise of project work, more and more people are choosing to spread their wings and fly solo, creating a business with life.
Once considered the poor cousin of a proper job, participants in this soloism movement now command respect and admiration. No longer the preserve of a small band of young audacious entrepreneurs, we have now firmly infiltrated the mainstream. And the stampede to soloism continues to gather pace.
Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics puts the number of solo and micro businesses operating locally at around 1.8 million, making up over 70% of the total small business sector.
“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo
Work for yourself, not by yourself.
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Soloist, independent professional, freelancer, lifestyle entrepreneur, moonlighter, contractor, free agent, mumpreneur, gun for hire … whatever label you choose, you’ll find members of our community at the leading edge of every industry.
Amongst us you’ll find business advisors, coaches & mentors, virtual assistants, yoga instructors, designers, landscapers, writers, photographers, tradies, health practitioners, cleaners, finance consultants, bookkeepers, architects, social media gurus, brokers, real estate agents and many more.
We’re strongly represented across all industries including tourism, training, retail, marketing, finance, hospitality, technology, food, beauty, fashion, engineering, building, public relations and media.
And we love our work! Flying Solo’s Understanding micro business survey found that a resounding 85% are happy in their ventures, with lifestyle factors such as flexibility and autonomy being the biggest benefits. What’s more, soloists enjoy household incomes higher than the Australian average.
“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan
Whether you’re well established or just taking off, Flying Solo aims to be the aphrodisiac you need to fall in love with your business. What follows are just a few of the resources on offer, and if you’re looking for a small business speaker to inspire & inform your audience, head here.’