A COLORADO GIRL LIVING A LAKE LIFE I'm a Rocky Mountain girl. Born in Wyoming and lived most of my life in Colorado. In the summer of 2019, my READ MORE
A microbusiness is any business with nine or fewer employees, according to the SBA. They are the quaint Mom & Pop shops and cafes you love to frequent, your favorite food truck, and the beauty salon you can’t live without. They are the artists, florists, and seamstresses in your community. The ones who do everything in their business from sweeping the floors to staying up late crunching numbers. Most of them are one-person enterprises (a microentrepreneur). Sometimes they work from the kitchen table, couch, a food truck, or even have a tiny shop on Main Street.
Either way, we’re small, very small, but we still make a BIG impact.
I’m a microbusiness owner (or microentrepreneur ) – perhaps like you. I first ventured out with my own attempt at starting a business in 2006, as a single mom, desperate to find a way to pay my rent. It was scary and I had no idea how I was going to do it. Since then, I’ve started and operated several kinds of microbusinesses; each one met just the right need at just the right time.
Microbusiness owners are quite unique in the fact that we rarely have the time or experience to handle every aspect of our business well. We need help but we either don’t have a team, the time, or the finances to secure that assistance.
Over the years, I learned some really hard – and expensive – lessons. I’d love to say I was wildly successful, but no, I failed at times – terribly. With each fall, I added to my knowledge and experience until one day I looked up and people were asking me for business advice and help. Most of those folks were just like me – scant resources and didn’t know what they didn’t know. My failures birthed a determination that gave way to becoming the help for others that I so desperately wanted for myself in prior years.
If you’re in the trenches, juggling responsibilities, and don’t know what you don’t know…I feel ya.
When I mentor others, there are no theories, stuffy suits, or presentations that fly over your head and out of your budget. All you’ll find is a fellow microbusiness owner (I have 3 businesses) sharing practical, leave-out-the-fluff, real walking-the-talk stuff.
I tell you what I know – and am upfront about what I don’t know.
I also believe it shouldn’t cost a week’s or month’s income to pay for help or services. Therefore, I keep my rates low.
Because I love microbusinesses and I want you to succeed! We are the heartbeat of a community.
Rooting for your success,