The Blood, Sweat, and Tears Behind Growing a Small Business

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Two moms who, by fate, met at a business conference one year, became besties over time, then one day had this crazy idea to start a creative conference for product based business owners over scratch margs.

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Guest Blog Post by:
Riley Pickron
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Are you thinking about starting your own product based business? Here are some things to think about from your product selling besties.

Running a small business often means investing not just money but time, energy, and a whole lot of personal dedication. It’s a labor of love that necessitates pouring yourself into every part of it. While support may come here and there, it’s going to be up to you to see it through.

It’s quite a bit of responsibility, tbh

Being the sole driving force behind a business isn’t just about calling the shots; it’s about embracing the responsibility that comes with it. Every decision, every action directly influences the business’s success. The weight of ensuring that everything operates smoothly does fall back on you. Don’t let this scare you though. Even though you are the one in charge, you’re going to make mistakes. It’s fact.

So why are we telling you this? Because when the first thing doesn’t go your way remember this post. Everybody is going to make mistakes. Don’t take yourself too seriously in the beginning. Have fun with it, and see the “mistakes” as opportunities to learn and grow as a business owner.

Community: The thing that’s going to get you through (in our opinion)

The journey of being a business owner, while fulfilling, can be very isolating. Finding support and guidance within a community of like-minded individuals is CRUCIAL. Beyond business growth, this network can serve as a lifeline for your mental health, for reals. Sharing experiences, setbacks, and victories with fellow business owners isn’t just about business—it’s about building resilience, gaining perspective, and finding friends in the shared hustle.

If you need a community of product based business owners who get you… then The Ultimate Product Party is exactly where you need to be. Our community is the most loving and supportive community you will find. The friendships made at our events continue long after we leave and lead to amazing opportunities to all that come and get involved.

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