So this morning I was reading over at MeanBean’s blog. She has a business on Etsy making these cute little handmade bags. Today, she wrote about a book that has helped to motivate her lately.
Last year, during my last semester of university, everyone had to make up a business plan. Mine was a bikini business. I even found a friend to put together a few of the bathing suits I’d designed in order to help my presentation. I figured out how I would sell them and where and to whom. I even toyed around with the idea of opening up the business for real.
I looked into it a bit, and it requires a whole lot of permits, plus figuring out how I would get the product to customers if they ordered online, plus in Cancun there aren’t very many good fabrics, plus who would make all these suits? I felt very limited, and I kind of gave up before I even started.
But maybe I wasn’t as limited as I thought. I usually have a good idea of what people like in terms of style. AND I live in CANCUN for goodness sake. Could there possibly be a better market in the world for selling bathing suits?
A year later, I’m still left with the “what ifs” of it all. Why didn’t I continue? Was I too scared? Too lazy?
Do you have anything like this going on? Anything you were too scared to try?