run (one's) own show

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run (one's) own show

To have complete autonomy or authority over something; to do something according solely to one's own inclinations, desires, opinions, etc. You can tell that the manager, so used to running his own show in the office, is finding it hard to adjust to having a boss of his own just a few doors down. The CEO's son really ran his own show in here for the last few years, until he was finally busted for fraud and removed from the company.
See also: run, show
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There is great satisfaction to be derived from running your own show, although it will mean very long hours and plenty of worry and stress.
It's a natural response to loss of job opportunities, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.
IF you don't have your own killer idea for a new business, then franchising is a means of starting and running your own show.
Franchising is the half-way house of running your own show - and often considered a safer way to start your own business.
Franchising is the halfway house of running your own show - and often considered a safer way to start a business.
It gives you all the fun and independence of running your own show, but also provides the back-up of an established firm.
Regular columns focus on the rewards and challenges of running your own show, including "Balancing Work & Life," which advises entrepreneurs on tricky issues such as taking a vacation or dealing with illness or spending time with family, and "Starting Up," which follows entrepreneurs through the early stages of launching a business.
If you've always fancied running your own show then next week, Enterprise Week, is the ideal time to find out how you should go about it.
Whether you're starting out or already running your own show, the Lloyds TSB Small Business Guide is packed with useful tips to make your business more secure.