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16 In Growth/ People

Goodbye Shop ICB, Hello New World..

I knew for quite some time that changes were coming. I felt the shift long before the idea actually came to my mind, but I never shared what was going on. Then, a couple weeks ago I was talking to my friend Katrice about it and she put the words together perfectly. This transition is organic. It isn’t forced or something catastrophic, it just happened.

You are probably wondering what transition I am talking about. I am closing Shop ICB.

First, before anyone says, “Oh, money must be funny” or something of that nature–it’s nothing like that. Actually, this has been Shop ICB’s most profitable year since launch. I knew since probably April that I was going to be shutting down the boutique.

Things started going a different route in my life that I did not expect. Instead, I noticed a different path that I have always been on but never truly realized.

I am a giver. I love helping. Being a source of information is something I want to do. A couple weeks ago, I finally told friends about what I was doing. Yes, that’s how super secretive I was about this. I did not want my decision to be swayed by anyone. Nothing can change the decision that has been made or the path that I am taking.

You are probably wondering when the last day is. It is 12/7/13. December  7th happens to be my favorite say of the year. It’s actually my dad’s birthday, but for the last 7 or so years, I cant beginning to even tell you all the great things that have happened on that day for me. So, that is the last day you will be able to shop ICB.

What am I going to do instead? Well, Myriah and I will be turning Imperfect Concepts into a website for the creative entrepreneur. As you know, I am an avid reader of books, magazines and blogs, but I feel the creative female entrepreneur gets the short end of the stick. The same stories are being told over and over on different mediums but no real guidance is being given. No real truths.

As you remember last week I put a call out for contributors here. In addition to that, I have lined up some amazing women to write for the site. I don’t want some writer who has never been through what you are going through. I loathe advice from people who have never been through the struggle or actuality of a situation, but feel they know it all because they don’t.

We will have newbie business owners contribute to business owners who have been in the game 20 years and built multi-million dollar empires. We will talk your health, finance, legal,  and more.

I am very thankful to have ran a business for 5 years and do all the great things I have done. Some people never make it to this mark, so I celebrate that. I am super excited for what is in store. Like I said in the contributor post, an Imperfect Concepts 2.0 will be launching soon. Yes we are keeping the name. The name is me and it still works. You have a concept of what you want to do. It might be imperfect but you have a concept.

Maria Forelo even talked about how she walked away from a business that was making her millions. It happens everyday. We must be tuned into ourselves. Listen to what we are actually saying. This is how we grow.

If you are ready to join me on this journey, I welcome you with open arms. Literally, this happens to be one of the best decisions I have made in life. I’m thrilled to take it up a notch.

 

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  • Teri Marquitta

    Although I have only had the pleasure of knowing you for a few months, I feel like this is the perfect transition for you. I can tell from talking to you as well as your posts you truly have a passion of helping other business owners. This is the perfect transition for you and I couldn’t be happier for you. Congrats on everything and I am super excited to see the site.

    • imperfctconcept

      Thank you Teri. It really is a great transition for myself and the company. It is easy and very excited about it. Thanks for being apart of it

  • J Simmons

    As one of your customers, I’m not going to lie, I’ll miss the shop. However, you have to follow your gut and what’s best for you. Nothing is worse than holding on to something too long that’s no longer serving you. Can’t wait for what you have up your sleeve.

  • Lisa Price

    You are so brave and strong. I am proud of you and proud to know you. I wish you all the best. You are inspiring me in ways you will never know.

    • imperfctconcept

      Thank you so much Lisa! That means a lot to me. You inspire me daily too! Talk to you soon =)

  • Crazy & Co.

    That is a brave decision and I am excited for you. Thank you for inspiring me to get back to my passion. Looking forward to IC 2.0

    • imperfctconcept

      It is truly my pleasure to meet you this year finally. I am glad I could inspire you to follow your passion even more. Wishing you even more success in 2014 and thank you

  • I love it!! I’m so excited & happy for you, and also excited as a female business owner. Go Tasha go!! #tashatruth

    • imperfctconcept

      Thank you Krissy. I am currently working with the team to plan out Jan 2014 calendar. If you have any thoughts please share them =)

  • Brittany

    So excited for you! Can’t wait! I’m sure this will help me on my journey as well!

    • imperfctconcept

      Thank you so much Brittany =)

  • Lynn

    Wow Tasha I am estatic for you and can’t wait to see IC elevate to the next level as I know it’s going to be AWESOME as you are!!!! You truly inspire me… Thank you for always willingly dropping knowledge not just for business owners but for daily life. Kudos and congrats…

    • imperfctconcept

      thank you sooo much! I am excited to take this to another level for business owners. Truly want to not only inspire but to educate.

  • Jessenia Arias

    So proud of you!!!! You are inspiring so many of us! Great message!

  • Jorshaq VarietyShoppe

    Good Luck on your new business ventures!!!! Follow your heart.

  • TheEditorInChic

    Well congratulations miss lady! Excited to witness #NewBeginnings.

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