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Worst Part/Best Part: Could You Handle Loneliness if You Had Creative Freedom?



What is the best part of working for yourself? And what’s the worst part? Identifying the challenges and the wins of owning your own business keeps it real and allows you to find a reasonable balance of ups and downs. Entrepreneurs in the QB Community share their favorite and least favorite aspects of going solo in this series Worst Part/Best Part. Can you relate?

Entrepreneur: Hanna Broer @HannaB
Business: Hanna Broer Design
Started: 2011
Location: Craftsbury, Vermont


Hanna Broer does it all at her lingerie business -- from design to sewing to racing packages to her tiny town’s post office before the 2:30 closing time. From her third-floor sewing studio (where she sits atop a village grocer and a tattoo parlor), Hanna told us the best and worst parts of working solo.


The Worst Part: “Sometimes I struggle with having to do so much myself. I’m a one-woman business, so I can’t delegate if I’m sick, or if I have an overload of work. I would love if someone else could do the sewing for me, especially when I’m really busy.”


The Best Part:I do like working by myself, and my magic trick is audio books. Since I’m sewing by myself all day I can listen to stories while I’m working. That’s helpful for keeping the loneliness at bay. I got sucked into the Outlander series -- they’re long books, so they can last months! It’s nice to go to work and slip into my other world. I love that I get to be creative for a living.”


Read Hanna Broer’s full story on QuickBooks Community


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How do you balance the best and worst aspects of working for yourself?


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