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.
Just 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.