In September we got inside your head! We explored how entrepreneurs, small business owners and freelance workers approach all things business, from creatively solving problems and staying motivated 24/7 to turning an epiphany into action and an idea into a product. Read on -- and be prepared to be impressed.
Our fearless leader, @LeslieBarber, kicked off the month by writing about her own entrepreneurial mindset. She reminds us, “You know better than anyone that being your own boss is an exciting, exhausting and rewarding journey.”
What does having the right “mindset” truly mean for entrepreneurs and what does it actually look like in the real world? Twelve entrepreneurs tell us about the mindset that keeps them motivated and helps them muscle through the ups and downs of being self-employed.
From morning sickness to chemotherapy, here are just a few tales from QB Community members about the epiphanies, ah-ha moments and lightning bolts of inspiration that inspired them to start their businesses.
There is no better resource for a business owner than another business owner. These are some of the questions your peers are asking about running and growing their businesses. Do you have answers to any of these questions? Please share what you know!
Meta decided earlier this year to start a “mariculture” business -- an ocean farm where she, her husband and kids will grow (and then sell) oysters, clams, mussels and kelp. Did she know anything about mariculture when she dreamt up the idea? No. Did that stop her from starting it up? Absolutely not.
Inspired by the bold and beautiful textile prints in eastern Africa, Ashleigh & Sandra set out to sell a single style of dress in an array of ever-changing patterns made at a sustainable, carbon-neutral factory in Kenya. They talk about how they got started in business with no budget, how they adjust their mindset when things get tough and what it takes to partner across two continents.
In this new ongoing audio series, Community Conversations, Leslie Barber sits down with small business owners to discuss what’s great and what’s tough about working for yourself. You’ll hear loads of ideas, insights and inspiration. We invite you to sit back, listen and learn!
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I've worked in print, broadcast and digital media for 20 years and managed to start a couple small businesses along the way. I love collaborating with and supporting creative folks who have great ideas. As Content Creator for the QB Community team, I’m excited to help other small-business owners be the best they can be!