I bet you started your business the same way huh? You came up with this great idea to work for yourself, working your own hours, doing the thing that you love the most. I bet that it was a bit of a leap of faith for most of you, without a huge capital investment behind you to get you going, and just your trusty little credit card to get you started.
You started a little website, you bought the products that you loved and knew would help your potential clients, and then you set out to tell people about them. Or, you decided to put yourself out there offering a unique service that you loved to do because it makes such a huge difference in to your client’s lives, and you figured you could make a living from it, right?
Small business is hard. It’s super hard and really scary when you get to the point that your credit card is maxed out, there’s not enough cash coming in, and you start to doubt. You start to feel the fear. You start to wonder if you really can help these people and their animals. What the hell are you doing? What was wrong with working for someone else and earning a wage anyway??
I understand, I’ve felt that fear. I’ve cried those tears. I’ve maxed out my card too many times to remember. I almost have given everything up, for real, twice. I even sold half my business to someone else, and then regretted it instantly and had to work to buy it back.
The important thing, is that when things got really bad, I had someone to help me. I had someone that I could turn to, who could see the wood from the trees and calmly ask me “What can you do TODAY to bring in more leads?”. “What can you do NOW to improve your cashflow?” And then they worked with me to get me out of survival mode and into a profitable, workable business.
That “someone” was actually three people- my lovely supportive husband was certainly one. My business coach was a huge factor, and the ME with my Big Girl Pants on. The bigger, braver version of me that really, REALLY believed in what I was doing and that I could make it work. The SuperHero version of ME that kept learning, kept exploring, kept experimenting and testing to see what worked, and then implementing and doing MORE of what was working.
So, from those 3 businesses started from scratch I learned from the failures of the first one, created and developed something really cool and unique and PROFITABLE with the second, and now with the third, I hope to show you how to develop your business into something really cool and unique and profitable- a business that will support your life, your loves, your passion. A business that brings joy not only to you, but joy to the people and the animals you are helping as well.
If you are feeling lost, alone or a little bit of the fear, let me help you. Lean on someone who has been there before you, you don’t have to go it alone.
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