So you've decided to start a business... but that's about as far as you got. Working for yourself is not all rainbows and sunshine, but there are some definite benefits, so if you've already worked out that being your own boss is definitely the right move for you, but you don't know what kind of business to start, then this post is for you!
I have quite a few nail salons in my area, and I get my nails done infrequently enough that I haven't visited the same salon more than once yet. I just haven't found one that I liked enough to go back to. Last weekend I visited another local place I hadn't tried yet, before heading off to my grandma-in-law's 80th birthday lunch. All you can eat! Yaas!
So, the year of the shop... It was a good one, but ultimately ended in a closure. You can read about it all here. But one of the many things I'm proud of out of that experience, despite the ending, was the branding. At the time I was relatively new to hand lettering, and it took so many scraps of paper and illustrator edits to get there, but when it was done it was beautiful. And I just loved seeing
During my shop adventures last year (which you can read more about here) I had the pleasure of meeting some pretty amazing fellow shop owners in the street. One of these was Allie who owns the florist in Yarra Glen and is one of the main bridal florists servicing the Yarra Valley.
During my shop adventure, I had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing, talented people in the local area and beyond. I've already shared about Allie from Flower's of Yarra Glen. Another talented women I was lucky enough to meet was Carly from Little Valley Cake Co.
This is a pretty long, and somewhat boring story, so feel free to not read it. I just kept finding there were other posts I was writing that referred to parts of this story, so rather than always be typing out parts from the story, I'll just put it here, and now I can just refer people...
So you've decided to start a business. You're passionate about blah, you're good at blah, and you really feel like blah is meant for you. So you start planning, getting all the branding organised, developing y...
Having a dream life, where you get to travel, spend time with your family, and work in a fulfilling career is fabulous. But is it enough? Whilst there's nothing wrong with wanting the best for yourself and your family, if that's all there is to it, the truth is you're not reaching your potential.