Amanda, Older Than Dirt Interiors
I think it’s important for you to know a bit about me before I start providing you with a framework for launching your business. I’m absolutely obsessed with all things DIY and repurposing. I think I was born with a hammer in my hands! I have fond memories of sitting on our cold, damp basement floor at 7 years old building my hamsters ramps out of chopped up 2x4s my dad had for our fire.
As I got older, my mom’s love of estate sales and garage sales took hold and we’d often go garage sale hopping on the weekends. We still call each other when we score an awesome bargain because we both understand the thrill of getting a $300 piece of furniture for $7.
In my professional life, I’ve worked as a corporate leadership development trainer and business coach, helping leaders of small, medium, and large businesses grow their bottom lines by developing their people. I’ve also launched three businesses of my own, so I know a thing or two about what it takes to launch a successful company.
I’m taking my coaching background and entrepreneurial endeavors and combining them with my passion for repurposing furniture to bring to you exactly what you need – information about building a business that is geared specifically for DIYers and repurposers.
Over the course of the next few weeks and months, I’m going to touch upon ten considerations or topics:
1. Creating big, lofty goals for you and your business
2. Understanding the marketplace and what the experts are doing
3. Undergoing a reality check
4. Learning the ins and outs of setting up your business
5. Understanding why it’s so incredibly important to NOT quit your day job just yet
6. Understanding the financial aspects of owning a repurposing business
7. Where to Buy Buy Buy
8. Where to Sell Sell Sell
9. Learning creative marketing techniques and marketing to creatives
10. Deciding whether retail is right for you
I’ll be covering a lot more than just those ten topics but they are the big, juicy ones that people always ask me about. I want this to be a fun, informative blog so please send me any questions you have! Also, let me know which of your favorite bloggers and/or repurposers you’d like me to interview – I’m hoping to get Christen Bensten – Blue Egg Brown Nest, Abbe Doll – All Dolled Up, and Marian Parsons – Miss Mustard Seed to chat to us about how they’ve become so successful! Look for a couple of short videos over the coming week.
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