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In today’s episode we are talking about a very important success factor: being entrepreneurial. With me I have Sue Leschen, a French-English translator and interpreter from the UK. I have met Sue at a number of conferences, and in June she gave a talk at the APTRAD conference in Portugal about how translators and interpreters can be more enterprising.
Important things covered in this episode:
- What we mean by “enterprising”
- Common characteristics of an entrepreneur
- Linguists as executives – taking risks and innovating
- Being open to opportunities
- Covering our bases and ensuring a healthy cash flow
- Turning business into pleasure
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
It’s so important for our own success to think of ourselves not just as freelancers, but as business owners and entrepreneurs. I hope our discussion has inspired lots of our listeners to change their mindsets too. Please feel free to share your own entrepreneurial tips in the comments. Have a great week and see you in the next episode!
Sue Leschen is a lawyer – linguist, the Director of Avocate, a niche market legal and commercial French language services company, and also an independent training provider for language professionals (professional conduct, legal terminology and business clinics). Read more at www.avocate.co.uk.
A special thanks to Catherine Metcalfe for editing the show notes.
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