I absolutely love small business people. Small business ventures are great to support as often as you can rather than the big box venues. Small business is the American dream, in reality, today and that dream is not dead yet! At my site, I want to make it a regular series to share and support American small business ventures, authors, creators. When you purchase directly from a small business owner the impact is major. You are cutting out the middleman and the financial impact to the local economy is felt in so many ways. You are helping others create their dream come true. And that makes me feel awesome. You are also getting a more personal touch and amazing customer service rather than being the next number in line which in turn is creating an awesome community of service and relationships in business. That to me is also awesome! So if you love succulents lets show our support to small business owner Erin!
Today’s Inspirational Small Business is Erin Fesperman. She is going to share her passion for why she likes being her own boss and what her business is all about.
Erin owns a shop in Esty selling the most amazing succulents you have ever seen.
Why do you love succulents?
I absolutely love how intricately detailed and unique they are! It’s fascinating to think that they were all spoken into existence. There are literally tens of thousands of different species and each one is created beautifully in its own way just like us!
I have to agree with Erin. God spoke the world into existence and everything in it. It is amazing to think about.
Erin, why did you want to go into business for yourself?
Two words. PAJAMA PANTS. Plus, I was ready to be my own boss! I also didn’t like the fact that I was investing so much time and energy into someone else’s corporation and making them money. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was starting this business. There is no limit to what can be achieved!
I see your shop in Esty Little Emerald Thumb has over 616 sales since your 2017 launch with all five start reviews way to go! Do you like selling in Esty? Do you have plans to sell in other venues?
Thank you! The beginning was slow but I have since learned that is normal for Etsy sellers until that foundation is set. I wouldn’t’ be where I am today without the good Lord Jesus Christ and my amazing customers! I have sold on eBay for nearly 20 years and I definitely prefer Etsy so much more. It’s a totally different atmosphere and the customers are completely different but in a good way! I have considered Amazon but decided against it (for now) because you lose that personal feel that you get with Etsy.
What would you say to others to encourage their small business dreams?
Go for it! As long as you keep God at the center of every single thing that you do, He will see you through it. This goes not only for business but life in general. It does take a lot of time and dedication and I totally understand not everyone is able to just quit their job to take such a huge risk. For those considering it, I suggest starting small. Work on it during the evenings and on the weekend to get a feel of things and go from there! I am blessed that I have a husband who supports me in every way imaginable so I was able to focus all my energy into starting Little Emerald Thumb!
Thank you, Erin, for sharing with us today. I am so excited and inspired by you and your business. Keep going strong all while wearing your pajama pants girl boss!
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