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Business, Entrepreneurship and My Decision to Share More

For the past several months I’ve been thinking about revisiting a series on my blog about how I made the decision to start my own business, what drives me as an entrepreneur and lessons I’ve learned in the past 7 years I’ve been in business. I am, by no means, an expert. But I can say what has (and has not) worked for me. I am often asked by friends and acquaintances how I came to be a business owner and what it’s like to work for myself and work from home. I hope to share that and more with you.

DSC_4408Just to be clear, this series is not intended to tell you how to prescriptively open and run a business. There are a lot of business models and a lot of research you can do to start your own company. I did a lot of my own research (and still do), so I encourage anyone who is looking to start a business to really buckle down and learn before jumping into something that can so greatly affect your finances and lifestyle.

You also won’t find me giving you legal advice or tax assistance. I’m not a lawyer or accountant and have no plans to be either. If you need legal or tax advice about your business, there are a lot of great small business lawyers and accountants out there.

If you’re thinking about starting a business or just want to know a little about what it’s like to work for yourself, I hope you’ll follow along, ask questions and maybe even be inspired to start your own business or project that you find fulfilling. My own experiences and some obstacles here and there have taught me great lessons. I also plan to share some interviews or profiles of other women business owners who I respect and who inspire me. I hope this series serves as a source of experience and inspiration for you.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2017 in Entrepreneurship

 

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This Season of Life: 12/52 “six years”

This Season of Life is a 52-week photography project through which my friend Mary and I will share photos that depict various moments from the current season in which we find ourselves. Having remained friends for the past 12 years, we have experienced a lot of seasons together (and some apart), as we now live in very different places. Having stayed in touch, we continue to share our life experiences and challenges with one another. This has been an incredible gift that continues to shape our friendship. We hope you will follow our Project 52 and enjoy the images that we share.

Six years. This past week I celebrated six years as a business owner. It’s hard to believe that six years have gone by in some ways. In others, it feels like it’s been double the time. I still remember the drive and excitement I had when I started my business in 2010. While I still feel that drive most days, there are hard days. There are days when things just don’t seem to be coming together as I’d planned. And there are days when the worries that come with a business take over. But then it’s time to snap out of it. And mostly, there are days when all we can do is be grateful for some of our favorite clients and the working relationships we have with them and special colleagues. Here’s to the next six, twelve, eighteen!

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Peek Inside. While you’re at it, look around her site, Moe-Digger Photography, a bit more and view our last Project 52. I am sure you will fall in love with her photos and see what a special person she is, just as I have.

 

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