Despite having a great idea for a new product or service, and even after thinking of the serious stuff—structuring, compliance & licensing, fundraising and finding the right office, just to name a few—starting up can be pretty overwhelming. Business plans, while quintessential for any business, can’t predict everything. Even the most prepared of entrepreneurs have unforeseen challenge that can be incredibly discouraging, breeding grief and lots of undue second-guessing. Even if they don’t need to, many end up asking themselves again and again, “Am I ready?” While those moments can first appear daunting, sometimes they turn out to be blessings in disguise.
As Yoga Nest owner Sara Falugo explains, transitioning from a yoga student to a yoga business owner took some getting used to. Located in the vibrant heart of Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, Yoga Nest offers a variety of classes and workshops all geared toward physical and mental well being. This well-being, however, was difficult for Sara to personally achieve when she started running the studio herself. In her business’ early days, she faced an unforeseen reduction in her studio space, which she thought spelled certain doom. Instead, she turned the challenge into an opportunity.