I've always been enamored by the idea of owning my business. Even as a kid, I'd make friendship bracelets and other small crafts and sell them to my grade school friends and even started a school newspaper in sixth grade. There's just something about business owners that makes them a little different and I find it extremely intriguing. So I'm talking to the people behind businesses large and small to find out what makes them tick, how they got started, and what unique experience they can share with us.
My hope is that by doing this you:
- Come away inspired to start your own business
- Learn something you can apply to your existing business
- Support these business owners by attending their events, buying their wares, or sharing their story
Know someone we should talk to?
They can sign up for their own Sprk'd Session and we'll schedule a time to meet via Google Hangout or Skype.
Our first interview kicks off with Kandy Christensen of Meandering Design. Kandy and I met through CRAVE Chicago, a great organization for woman business owners to connect with each other, share ideas, and strengthen each other's network.
Watch the interview below to hear her story on how she (somewhat accidentally) discovered her passion and turned it into a growing business.
One of my favorite parts of the interview, aside from Kandy informing me that there's still hope for me to learn how to sew (phew!), comes at the end, "If you have a passion for something, just start." It's so simple, but complex at the same time. Get over your fears, other mental hurdles, or anything else in your way and just get started.
Take a look at the interview, let us know what you think in the comments below, and see what events are coming up for Meandering Design.