In 1997 I started my first home business selling jewelry. Then it was health products, and clothing. But in 2009, I launched my own gift business that turned into a women’s western boutique. After closing my boutique, I received requests from other business owners to help with blogging, email marketing, and website improvements. Along each step, I taught myself multiple skills. Now I run a few different businesses. In addition to my own projects, I enjoy encouraging others to put feet to their dreams and start or improve their own business.
MY PERSONAL BUSINESS PROJECTS
Colorado is where I’ve spent most of my life. Born just over the border in Wyoming, raised in Denver, and settled in Colorado Springs. However, my family and I recently relocated to southwest Missouri – purchasing a home overlooking Table Rock Lake.
It’s here, in the Branson, MO area, that we’re putting down roots and I’m settling in with my writing, mentoring women, and Website building for small and micro business owners.
Laura Lynn, Microentrepreneur
I’m a microentrepreneur, just like you. The more I think about it, I’d say my motto in life is, “Why Not?”. Opportunities are seen everywhere and if I had unlimited time and finances, I’d probably pursue every idea I have! But…that’s not possible, so I encourage others to pursue their ideas. My “Why Not?” has created a fun vintage typewriter business for my husband and I and taken me down roads I never imagined. For one, I’m writing my first books, to be published this fall. After years of thinking I had nothing to offer, one day I sat up and realized all those hours of learning how to do things for my other businesses left me with awesome skills I can use to start another one.
→Over the years I discovered I love to learn, create, and write – turning those skills and traits into various businesses. I’ve succeeded at some and not-so-much with others.
→Watching others succeed brings me as much joy as proudly observing my own son have fun and receive blessings.
→Becoming a “guru” with public influence is not my thing. Standing on a platform and giving motivational speeches is for someone else. For me, I want to take the hands of fellow business owners and do life and business together; showing them the way rather than telling them the way.
→I continue to work offering small business services because I think it’s important to stay in the game if I want to be an effective mentor/coach.
A TRUCK, CAMPER TRAILER, AND THE SEA
The absolute best thing about being a microentrepreneur, is that I know when the time is right, I can fulfill one of my dreams and not miss a beat with my business. While serving local customers, I’m also creating something that is mobile. Mobile is good. That way, I can pack up my computer, hitch a little trailer to my truck, and spend a year by the water – driving along and exploring the entire coastline of the U.S. – taking my time.
I’d like to know…
What would you do if you could create a mobile business? Or even a business that you start, build, and sell off? How would that change your life? Let me know here!
KEEP IN TOUCH FOR THE GOOD STUFF
There are plenty of entrepreneurs out there TELLING you what to do to improve your business. I don’t promise anything nor do I tell you what to do. Instead, every Sunday I share the lessons I’ve learned that week and my thoughts on being a microentrepreneur. I don’t hold back my failures and eagerly share my wins. I’m walking on the same road you are. I just think it’s more fun when you have someone to walk it with you.
love, Laura Lynn