Here we go…
I am extremely nervous. My husband is currently in the process of starting something from scratch, but that’s not why I am here. As his company is just starting, and is not yet successful he has already begun to start pushing me to begin completing my dream… which quite honestly I don’t feel like will be here for a while. I have had this passion to start my own clothing boutique. I knew this is what I wanted about a year ago. I was sitting in my accounting class at Montana State University, as we were going over different types of inventory and all I could think about was a cute clothing store, and all the different displays. As that thought began to grow it infested my brain, and each day new ideas come to mind. It really is all I want to do, but I want to do it right. I don’t want to just throw something together.
My husband and I aren’t what you would call well off. We are a low income household, in a small town. We have large dreams though. It’s funny how much my body lives in the town I am in and yet my mind is floating somewhere far away. My far away; it’s a beautiful ocean front property, where I wake up and get my kids ready for school, I take them to a private school and then off to my store I go to work for the day. I get to dress in the best fashions with a great store reputation. My main store traffic are my oh so faithful usuals, and the occasional tourists. The best part about this whole dream is I get to be home with my family when I want and need to be, and I still get to have my independence, my own store.
Where do I start?
As I search the endless hole of information on the internet, the same information comes up. Step 1, step 2, etc. The problem is it is much more difficult to find out when things occur. Like I know that I want to get my product from trunk shows, but it’s challenging to find out where/when these things happen. Not impossible though, I know people in the business and I will get it done. I just need more determination, to get that I feel like I need more $$. I fear that I will start something and it will make us worse off than we already are, but I guess that’s the gamble of being an entrepreneur. I know it will happen, but I know I would be ok if it happened 10 years down the road, because let’s face it, people are still going to want to buy clothes 10 years from now.