Taking on a business venture solo is undeniably challenging. Let’s be clear: it’s not a walk in the park. While I’m naturally inclined towards creativity, there are days when inspiration seems elusive, and moments when I’ve contemplated throwing in the towel. After all, I’m only human.
The administrative side of business – the paperwork, taxes, marketing, social media, and blogging – can be overwhelming. Initially, these tasks seemed to scramble my brain. However, with time, I’ve developed strategies to manage these responsibilities. Nowadays, I find solace in crafting well-formulated posts, often relishing the break from my sewing machine.
Much of my progress stems from the invaluable support of the women around me. Their guidance has been instrumental, pushing me beyond my boundaries. They’ve simplified complex tasks, clarified legal protocols, and imparted crucial knowledge, enabling me to ask the right questions and find the answers I seek.
Over the past four years, as I’ve nurtured ‘Little reCreations,’ I’ve absorbed knowledge like a sponge, occasionally spilling but always learning. Balancing this entrepreneurial journey with a full-time job has had its challenges. Yet, I’ve successfully built a website from the ground up, streamlined my social media presence, and innovated with exciting new products. [Explore my creations here.]
Now, I find myself in an unexpected role – that of a mentor. As people seek my advice on business setup, marketing, and social media strategies, I realize the wealth of knowledge I’ve amassed. This newfound position is both humbling and empowering. I’m proud to be part of a supportive community of women, inspiring each other to pursue our dreams.
"No matter where you are in life, inspire and empower the women around you. Success is never reached alone. And, wisdom and wealth are better shared"
I often encounter questions about sharing my expertise. What if someone replicates my ideas? My perspective is simple: I welcome collaboration. Engaging with like-minded individuals enriches my journey. While some may capitalize on shared knowledge for personal gain, I firmly believe in the ethos of generosity. After all, the knowledge I possess was once freely given to me, and I’m committed to paying it forward.
“Other women are not my competition. I stand with them, not against them”
– Author unknown (but spot on)