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Hey small business owners & small business owner DREAMERS. I want to tell you a story. About a year ago I was OBSESSED with this idea of working for myself but I had no clue where to start. I used to take long walks with Chaz Braman and stay up late at night talking to him about what the heck I wanted to do with my life and "I'm 34 and I HAVE NO CLUE!!!" It was kind of depressing because I knew I had a bunch of skills and a bunch of passion and also no idea how to combine those two to make dollars.

Luckily, Chaz is a consultant and also basically the wisest person I know, so he helped me make a list of all of the things I'm good at and all of the style elements I'm attracted to and start to think through what I could sell. It was literally just a sticky note and a pen and the two of us in bed trying to figure it all out.

He reminded me the other day that in the beginning I was consumed with finding a physical location for my business. I was online looking for store fronts and offices all the time and I was always talking about the aesthetic of the place I would one day own. I had it in my head that I needed someone to invest or I needed a hefty business loan to see my dream come true.

Turns out I just needed a website.

It's still a goal of mine to one day own my dream space where women can gather and share and work and play (with a coffee shop! and showers! and nap rooms!) but until then... I am building that dream every day with A WEBSITE and social media.

2018 is full of angst in so many ways, but one thing it does offer us is unprecedented access to each other via the internet. Starting a business, in many ways, has never been more accessible.

Need help getting started? Message me! We'll create your business dream via Squarespace in like 2 secs.

xo,

Meg

PS - images below are of websites I've created with my clients and Squarespace 

 
 
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Meg Witt