Unlike your ordinary business series, focusing on start up (which is important) we wanted to bring you another level to the table. We wanted you to hear first hand from business owners themselves about the "real world" of owning your own business and being your own boss. While researching start up and business plans are all very important, we feel an inside look is invaluable information for you.
Thanks to Barb the designer and store owner behind Knack Studios for graciously sharing her experience with us.
Thanks again for answering a few questions about opening up your own store.
We are excited to hear from a business owner first hand about the aspects of starting, running and operating your own store.
If you could share the top five most important things you suggest doing before opening a store, what would they be?
Many people may love the idea of being their own boss, but we want to know first hand the pro's and con's of being your own boss. Could you share some of those with us?
Cons, Finding balance and keeping it, You're it!! Lots of time involved !! The financial side of things ( non creative),taxes and discouragement
I wish I had a better sales and marketing background!! You really have to sell yourself and your product and that is a little awkward for me at times:)
How important are goals for a store owner?
HUGE. That saying "if you aim at nothing you'll hit it every time" ..... so true. Your goals will help keep you motivated and focused during the hard days:)
A special thanks to Barb for sharing this insightful look on owning and running your own business. I highly encourage you to check out Knack studios.
In person at 1207 Pendleton St
Greenville, SC 29611
Online - http://www.knackstudios.com/