Within this past year, we’ve been lucky to sit down with a few successful business owners and learn about their stories. Today we revisit these incredible entrepreneurs and ask for their take on starting a new venture.
What initial struggles did they encounter and overcome? What keeps them motivated? We’ve got all the info and more. Check it out!
The Initial Struggles With Starting A Business
If you feel like your small business is struggling, it’s okay. We’ve all been there. From finding balance to dealing with unexpected family situations, there are a slew of frustrations that can arise. Here are a couple stories from business owners who have not only faced these struggles, but conquered them.
As a home-based business, you encounter many challenges – unexpected family situations, relocation, etc. For me, my family has been relocated several times and I had to adjust my business to comply with each state’s rules for home-based businesses and find new customers.– Lupita of The Cookie Couture
The Perks Of Being Your Own Boss
While working through the initial struggles can be frustrating, the payoff is totally worth it! Here are a few reasons why starting your own business is the best choice.
One unexpected benefit is the friendships that have come from working with my clients, they are small business owners themselves, we understand each other and I love collaborating with them and have become very close with some.– Kristie of Pop Deco Creative
Yes, there are customers who will give you a bad day, but there are the customers who become a part of your life. These are the customers that make being a business owner worth it, especially when you see the impact you’ve had on them. It’s so heartwarming when customers start to become friends.– Anna of Honeybee Patisserie
Tips For The New Entrepreneur
Newly starting out? Here are a few small business tips that may be useful to you!
Start small, be disciplined, and especially for creative businesses, take plenty of time to hone your skills before selling your wares. Some of the things I made when I was first starting out are so embarrassing now!– Kristin of 622 Press
Establish a strong brand before you start selling your product! You can have the best product in the world, but if people aren’t attracted to your brand It’ll never sell.– Chelsea of Bridge Nine Candle Co.
Take your time and work in the industry you’re hoping to crack into. If you’re a career changer, don’t fall in love with a hobby and decide you’re throwing your life savings into your passion.
People romanticize cooking for a living; it’s not all glamorous celebrity cheffing and Great British Bake-off levels of support. Live your research and then decide. It’s OK to have a day job while you figure things out.– Melissa of Cadence Chocolates
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