8 thoughts on “If You Were To Create A Small Business, What Would It Do?”

  1. I take pictures of the beautiful vegetables that are produced by my garden. A couple years ago I started making “Garden Gratitude” cards, upon which I affixed one of the photos. On front of the card is the photo; it’s completely blank on the inside; and the back of the card gives the variety of the vegetable displayed on the front as well as some fact about why gardening with heirloom / open-pollinated seeds is inspiring and very much needed to protect our nation’s food security.

    If I started a small business, I’d work to find a way to sell these cards to make enough money to cover the expenses, pay a minimal amount for my time, and periodically buy more up-to-date camera equipment.

  2. I HAVE started a small business! The origin of it was dissatisfaction with an employment situation I was in. I woke up one morning and thought, “If it annoys (not the word I used) you so much, do it yourself.” I took it one step at a time, and everything went so smoothly, it was as if it was destined to be. The business will be open for 6 years come August 22, 2019. And, in that sort of backward way, I’ve discovered that it is a life calling–I didn’t go into it feeling that it would be the fulfillment of a dream or anything. It is a dog supply retail store (brick and mortar), and every day, it gives me the opportunity to treat dogs and their owners with caring and respect, and do what’s best for the dogs. Every one of them (dogs and people) are unique individuals, and they fill my heart.

    1. What an inspiration, Susan. And congrats on the anniversary.

      I’ve always been in the non-profit advocacy space … and hope that continues. But I won’t lie, I’d also like to do something on a small level with the Garden Gratitude cards.

      Thanks for sharing the example to help me see that things like this can pan out.

  3. My husband and I have owned a concrete finishing company since 2003. It’s been really hard work and tons of stress, especially during the recession, but after 16 years we are starting to see decent profits.

    I have been told that I should open a restaurant, but I don’t like those people that are super picky and never satisfied with their food

    I’d really like to farm for a living. Growing and selling heirloom vegetable and flower starts, produce, preserves, eggs, heritage poultry, fresh goat cheese, and honey. My farm would also be a learning center for local schoolchildren to take field trips to to learn about where food comes from.

  4. Great question! I’m past the age of becoming a professional golfer – a fantasy I’ve had since childhood. Now I just play the game for fun, which is the way it should be.

    Now I aspire to be an advocate for social justice, including justice for women in the Catholic church. Today I’m attending my first service at a Catholic church with a women pastor. (long overdue as far as I’m concerned!) I’ll let you know how it goes.

    1. My first visit went well and I intend to go back. I’m not looking for a new church but I want to support this one also. It’s called Charis Ecumenical Catholic Community, Charis for short, and is on facebook, for anyone who wants to check it out. Services are at 10am and 5pm on Sundays.

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