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Turning the Dream into Reality:

Life as a Business Owner

Sharon Wray Published: 24 November 2023

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Sharon Wray

In my heart, I always harboured the dream of being a business owner. It was a desire that had been ingrained in me by my family, who had a legacy of entrepreneurship. I yearned for the freedom that comes with breaking free from the 9-to-5 corporate world, and honestly, I was just plain bored with it all. However, it wasn't a decision I made lightly. It took me until the age of 53 to gather the courage to take the plunge and establish Sharon Wray Accountancy Services. I was leaving behind a well-paid job with an enviable pension plan and a whopping 43 days of annual leave. But in March 2017, I embarked on this new adventure.

From the time I initially qualified in 2003, making a career shift from retail management to accountancy, I had kept my practising licence. Even while working as a full-time business analyst, I dedicated my evenings and weekends to provide accountancy services to the few clients I had at the time.


Throughout this journey, I encountered several challenges, each of which became an opportunity for growth:

But, amid these challenges, there were remarkable accomplishments.


My Top Tips

Sharon Wray Accountancy Services

For those considering the entrepreneurial journey, here are my top tips:

It’s Never Too Late

As I reflect on my journey, one thing becomes clear: it's never too late to turn your dreams into reality. If you're a business owner or someone considering venturing into entrepreneurship, remember that the path may be challenging, but the rewards are worth the effort. If you're seeking professional accounting services or advice to fuel your entrepreneurial aspirations, don't hesitate to contact me at Sharon Wray Accountancy Services. Let's transform your business dreams into a thriving reality. Your success story could be just around the corner.

Sharon Wray Accountancy Services
Black Hall Farm, Traice Road, Fundenhall, Norfolk NR16 1HQ
Tel: 01953 687077 Mob:07894 067905
Web: sharonwray.co.uk

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