An entrepreneur (i/ˌɒntrəprəˈnɜr/) is an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and initiative.[note 1] The term was originally a loanword from French and was first defined by the Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon. Entrepreneur in English is a term applied to a person who is willing to help launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome.
If you could turn the clock back one or two years and tell me that I would be starting a small business I would probably shake my head and say “no, that’s not me.” but times change, and ideas give birth to actions which lead to enterprise and here we are.
Images in Bloom got its humble starts at an art market last december. We were invited by someone I do not know to set up shop. It was in the midst of that worst winter storm on record that we drove from Parma to Lakeland Community College, wondering if the roads would be closed due to the weather… and that did not stop the sales. Soap was selling. People were stopping, sniffing, buying. And my silk and wire were selling too. Wow. Encouraging.
Since those humble first moments we have worked hard to build a brand, and build a business. My hubby is so wonderful at the analysis and inventory, and I have been the marketing person. Together we have enjoyed celebrating our creative side. And that is so good, so redeeming. Although not so long ago I could not imagine us doing this business, today I cannot imagine us not doing it.
The learning part of being an entrepreneur is with the little things: finding the ability to duplicate successes, and eliminate the extenious. Making wise decisions to be cost effective with time and resources. And it is learning that you don;t have to have a 9-5 schedule to make it in this world.
I love this venture, and the team work I have seen with my hubby. I love seeing him find his creative side. So we are learning. Learning is good.