For Aaron, the risk isn’t in failing, but in not doing something. This is as true today as it was when he first started out in business, leaving a steady job in the charity sector to open his own barbershop.
‘The very first risk I took was deciding to go from employment into self-employment,’ he says. ‘I didn’t see much growth where I was and I knew that I wanted to work for myself.’
Aaron says that, at the time, he wasn’t indecisive but rather scared of the unknown. When it came down to it, he knew he had to see where his passions could take him. ‘There will always be another “job” job, but there’s so much time you have to take a big risk and go for something that you really want.’