Becoming an entrepreneur doesn’t require money, luck, or a background in business. All it takes is ambition. The best time to start was yesterday. The next best time is now.
“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.”
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As we started to accumulate sales, we grew from a side gig to a full-time family business by 2011. For a small business like us, Shopify is perfect for being able to create a professional website at a low cost using commercially available solutions, and yet unlike Etsy, it allows for a wide range of flexibility in branding our site as our own webstore.
That was over 8 years ago. Today, her wholesale greeting card and stationery business, Cartolina, sells worldwide to some of the most iconic retailers like Harrods, Anthropologie, The Smithsonian, and the British Museum.
Before starting Pretty Presets, she had started 3 other businesses. While they weren’t successful, she learned a lot from those “failed” attempts and kept moving forward.
“If you ever find yourself closing up shop, don’t think it has to end there. If you’re not sure where to start, sit back and consider what it is that you’re passionate about.”
Risk is a necessary part of entrepreneurship. And sometimes that means saying no to a sure-thing in the pursuit of something better. That’s the story of Marion Smith, a designer who turned down a $150K salary in the paper crafts industry to create her own independent brand and earn 6 figures a year.
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