So, this is not a regular topic for Imperfect Concepts, but it’s how I started my first business. Eight years ago, I launched an online high-end designer boutique. Selling pieces I had to acquire over the time, in addition to that, pieces I sourced from thrifting. I love helping others find pieces for their wardrobe.
I spent a year or so running from the thought of being the face of my company. Let’s be completely honest, I have ran most of my business career from being the face of my company. I just didn’t want my face to be out there in the sense of thats Tasha. I wanted to be private, hidden and removing who I was per se away from my audience. It truly caused me anxiety to think of being a lifestyle blogger who wrote content on life, business and personal life. My personal life is pretty boring from my stand point. Here is a run down of a normal day for me:
As a small business owner, I know how it is sometimes to feel like you are not coming out on top. Things are constantly changing and sometimes it can feel like we are treading water. One of the best things I could possible do for my business is celebrate my small wins with just or even more praise as my big ones. We get so caught up in achieving the bigger goal we don’t realize how those smaller ones got us there and through it all. Today, I want to talk on the subject of celebrate your wins in business with less than $50 a month.
In the last couple months, I have consulted more and more local business owners. Especially male business owners, one thing I noted is how they carried themselves based on what they wore. Women also had lots of self confidence or little based on their appearance. One thing I know when it comes to selling is your confidence matters and you receive confindced based on how you look.
Funny, the other day I was looking at my desk, chair and other aspects of my home office. A year ago, I was dreaming of all the exact pieces for my home office. Just like almost every woman who has a Pinterest account, I had some serious ambitious about my offices. Actually, when I buy an office building I have an even higher ambition for what I want it to look like.
As an entrepreneur, running four companies can be very expensive, especially when traveling on vacation or even for business related reasons. I seriously love traveling and actually travel quite often for business. I recently got back from a mini vacation in Las Vegas, then spent a couple of days in town before leaving for Atlanta which is where I’m at right now.
I am fond of giving gifts. I love making others feel appreciated; showing them that they matter. You can say one of my five love languages is gifts but I give them verse expecting to receive as a way to show love. I do love receiving them to, don’t get me wrong. Always open to new shoes, Chanel bags and trips around the world.
If you’re a small business owner you know how tough it can be sometimes. With the ladies in my mastermind group I make sure to send them encouraging words during the week but I purposely pick one or two a month to send an actual gift to. In addition, to that you can show the same love to your clients, customers and supporters. If you want to keep it simple when rewarding them, read our article, “Reward Your Best Customers“. It has some great tips.
There are 2 million blog post shared daily. An average of 5,000 people start a business everyday. We have become a world focused on content, but at the same time, we’ve become fearless individuals chasing after our dreams. However, that doesn’t mean you should slum it when it comes to your home office space.
When I first started my resale company, my home office space was pretty much my couch or a table at Starbucks in one of the corners. Today, I have a space that is beautiful, cohesive, and helps with productivity; so I can focus on my business.
Holiday season is in full swing and you are eager to give your friends, clients, and loved ones the best holiday experience they’ve had, thus far. Which is a normal feeling to have as well as it’s normal to want to give to others, especially those you care about. However, breaking your budget to do so is a huge no no. Gift giving on an entrepreneur budget does not have to be hard or anything of that nature.
Pinterest has inspired numerous wardrobes, haircuts, weddings, and home decor. I totally get wanting to have a home that looks just like the ones off of Pinterest. We all know that isn’t very realistic, but fret not, you can still have everything you want and more on an entrepreneur budget. It is all about working smarter not harder when it comes to sourcing your decor.
Customers always receive custom postcards enticing them to shop retail stores during the holiday season with warm wishes. What does a service based business give their clients, vendors, or others for the holiday season that shows the right level of appreciation for them? This can be extremely hard if it is your first year in business or if you haven’t built great relationships with them just yet.