3 Things Being A Small Business Owner Has Taught Me
Oh my gosh, it has seriously been a long time since I have even had the desire to write a blog post. One of the main reasons I just left my blog up is because I knew that one day I would eventually get in the groove to write again. If you haven’t been around, then you may not know that I opened up my own Etsy shop at the end of February called Aligned Ash Studios.
I sell soy candles and wax melts that are perfect for those who love great scents, some fun designs, and maybe even a little bit of fandoms here and there. While I have been gone, I have not only learned a lot about myself, but I have quite a list of things that being a small business owner has taught me.
You’ll never be fully ready for anything
The most important thing being a small business owner has taught me is that you’ll never be fully ready for anything. You’ll never be fully ready to launch your new idea or even your product. I thought that I had a fully realized vision for my brand, but wow was I ever wrong. The best thing that you can ever do is just to start. You can figure out the details down the road as you and your brand grow.
You’re going to get shit reviews, deal with it.
Luckily my bad reviews have not been too mean or too often, but they do happen. Although it I can be a tough pill to swallow, get ready for it. The best thing that you can do is to learn from mistakes that you are making. You can even contact people who may have left bad reviews to figure out what you are doing wrong to correct something for future clients.
It’s a creative freedom that I have never had
Over the years I have worn many hats. I have been blogging on and off since 2016, I have been freelance writing for almost two years now, and finally owning an Etsy shop. For my friends in real life, they know how stuck I was when it came to creativity. I never saw much growth, was confused on what I wanted, and the list goes on.
Starting my little Etsy shop has allowed me a creative satisfaction that I literally never knew existed. I can have these crazy ideas and find ways to make them come a reality. I even have a TikTok that I enjoy posting on every single day! It almost seems like an endless flow of ideas, and it is so rewarding to me as a creative soul.
With that being said
Seriously, the list of everything being a small business owner has taught me could go on forever. If you have any questions, I would love to hear them, and I would also love for you to join the journey over on my Etsy shop, TikTok, and Instagram! Oh, and expect to hear from me more often!