For small biz owners, success does not come easy.
All small biz owners know that they have to commit their hearts to being entrepreneurs simply because the hours and the sacrifices are long and hard. Still, even when you pour everything into it that you can still experience heartbreak. Nowadays, anyone with a solid idea, a strong internet signal, and social media know-how can start a business but starting does not equate succeeding and succeeding does not guarantee longevity.
More than 50 percent of new businesses fail within the first five years but on a fairer note that means 50 percent also survive. We spoke to 6 female small business owners in Trinidad and Tobago who have faced uncertainty, their own fears and doubts, and yet are pushing through toward success. Some have been in business for less than 5 years, others over a decade. Some are in fashion, others are in entertainment, some in business coaching.
What do they have in common? They all believe that the rewards of serving others, filling a gap, offering their products and services to the world are well worth the journey. Here are their stories as told in their own words.
- NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS – The Fashion Arch @thefashionarchlifestyle
- TYPE OF BUSINESS – Creative Consultancy
- AMOUNT OF TIME IN BUSINESS – 3 1/2 years