Small businesses drive our economy. They are apt to hire more workers than their corporate counterparts in a sluggish job market. They are the vision for our future with cutting-edge ideas and passion. Is it time for you to take a leap and implement your business plan for your own idea and stop applying on-line for the small number of jobs available at IBM and Kraft?
What does it take to start your own business? Is it something that you've always wanted to do, but didn't know where to start? Do you have a product or service in mind that you are passionate about? Are you committed to making the sacrifices it takes to have a successful business? There's always a risk when you start your own business, but so is working for someone else these days!
After receiving her degree from
After 1 ½ years of filling orders out of her mother's kitchen, Sarah started sharing a kitchen in
One of her goals is to increase her wedding cake business, of which, she now averages eight a weekend. Her clients include the Four Seasons, the Ritz Carlton and the Knickerbocker Hotel, along with numerous private clients. Her candies will soon be available at the
Sarah offered the following tips for starting a business:
- Keep your costs down when starting your business by starting it out of your home while you experiment with your product
- Get a good relationship with a bank to support you during difficult cash flow periods
- Don't be afraid of growth, just get the business and know you can fill the orders
- Focus on a quality product and great customer service
- Hire great people that will support your business and have a positive attitude
- Don't spend money on PR, at least at the beginning, you are your best promoter of your product
Sarah last words to me were, "You make your business work. You'd be amazed at what you can do!" These are words that we should all heed; inspiring words for an inspiring woman. Contact Sarah at email@example.com or check out her website at www.sarahscandies.com.