Chapter 13

Not knowing

COPING WITH UNCERTAINTY

Chapter 13 Not knowing

‘Chris, in three months’ time my family and I are out on the street if we haven’t raised the money. I can’t let that happen. I have already extended our mortgage.’ It was March and Nick, my business partner, was getting edgier every day. Money was running short. I had made the decision to hold off going for funding because we weren’t ready. Now we were, but we’re unlikely to get it in time. By June Nick only had one month left and I had three!

This scares the life out of you. Twenty-four hours a day you worry, you wonder, you stress. It’s bloody hard never knowing what will happen and what ...

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