I fell in love with fashion. I loved the clothing. The accessories. The shoes. I loved everything about it. But I still did not want to leave my true passion of beautifying clients. Making people feel better about themselves. Giving someone a manicure and having them confide in you while you make their hands look 10 years younger. It may sound ridiculous, but that feeling of seeing someone smile and thank you for all your hard work is very satisfying!
I always wanted to move back home. Nipawin is my town, where I was raised and will always be where I am the most comfortable. I had a dream. A thought. A hope. I wanted to work in the fashion industry, but I wanted to bring the beauty industry and CONTROL my environment so I can still work with clients.
If I couldn’t control my environment I couldn’t be in the industry. There was no if’s, and’s or but’s.
A 20 year old with a dream. A dream of opening a business. A business to employ people. Create jobs within a small town. A dying town from a business stand point. GOOD LUCK.
The banks hardly even look at you.
Come back when you have cash to match the loan amount. (Why would I need a loan then?)
Try again when you are closer to 30. (How can I work to support myself in the mean time if I can’t control my work environment?)
This isn’t a viable business. (Pardon.)
Sorry the answer is NO.
My mother-in-law swears I had too much drive and said she would have given up a long time ago. And yet I wouldn’t have continued to push myself if it wasn’t for her believing in me and my business plan, driving my ass effortlessly to every business meeting I could get myself in for and telling me that I WILL get there. Every great thing takes time. OH and reminding me to BREATHE. (Which I hate being reminded to do!!)
And finally after awhile, we figured out a way and on June 6th, 2014 ~ PINK SUGAR was open for business.
So I guess that’s it. That’s how it all started. It was never my intention to start a new business. Everything happens for a reason though. That’s what I believe anyway.
That’s THE BEGINNING. The whole beginning. Well most of it anyway. The rest is boring details.
And so the rest of the blog will mainly be THE REAL and THE RAW. The struggles of small business within a small community.
Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if your not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.