Ep 020 Sharon Crombie | Founder MicroChilli
"Numbers, New Starts and Resilience"
Sharon is the founder of MicroChilli, a remote full-service bookkeeping agency that empowers new start entrepreneurs and micro businesses to take ownership of their numbers.
We dove into Sharon's story, which includes being a single mum at 20, finding her path, immigrating to Australia, two failed business ventures, over 20 years in corporate and finally, creating the business of her dreams.
We spoke about how self-doubt will hold you back and the importance of finding a support team and staying in your own lane.
The time flew by while we recorded this episode, and I feel like we could have kept talking for hours.
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01:32 About Sharon Crombie
03:23 From creative to accountant? Sharon’s journey before she started MicroChilli
06:56 Sharon talks about the struggle of leaving a stable corporate job for entrepreneurship
11:42 Same service, different style: The benefit of being yourself
14:15 Sharon on juggling full-time work, a side hustle, and her personal life
17:07 How Sharon found people to support her entrepreneurial journey
21:50 Key lessons Sharon has learnt
“Get people in who can help you, who are experts at what they do.”“Don’t take on other people’s opinions on what you should be doing.”“Do not compare yourself to someone else’s journey. Stick to your own lane and just worry about what you’re doing.”
24:14 How to know what type of client you should work with
27:04 You don’t have to go 100% into entrepreneurship right off the bat. It’s okay to retain full-time work for some financial security.
29:30 Rapid Fire Questions
38:57 What is one piece of advice that you’d give to someone listening right now who’s thinking of starting a business or at the beginning of their business journey? “If you really want to do it, do it. When you take action to start, the rest just fits into place.”