and hobbies unique to each one of us.
Some of us liked animals, and we began walking dogs in the neighborhood.
yard and wait;for;opportunity;to;come
knocking was not enough, and we were
the sky might as well have been falling.
Sky or no, though, when standing on a
boring;a;hole;through;any;speech;prepa-rations, courage and words came from
somewhere! I informed the neighbor
With an entrepreneurial experiment
faith. Any business, whether a soda stand
or a lifelong investment, requires a bit
Something must set the ball into motion.
was standing on a front stoop with a
handmade flyer. For you, it might be sim-ply;making;a;few;phone;calls,;purchasing
Later,;I;realized;that;the;fear;that;pre-vents many from experimenting with
In fact, our entrepreneurial flops have
One night, we sat brainstorming ideas
that might lead us to a goal of being
on my memory, my mom and I decid-
ed we would start making and selling
before we were waiting at the doors of our
favorite fabric store. Weaving through the
yards of fabric through the checkout line.
We hauled tables, sewing machines,
and spool upon spool of thread into our
living room and set to work; we were ef-ficiency;in;a;bottle;as;we;spun;out;apron
slowly started to crumble. My youngest
two siblings were both under the age
they;couldn’t;somersault;over;the;sew-ing;machine.;Their;favorite;pastime;in-volved Crayola markers and nice, new
out that consumers were not quite as
days, eighty-five aprons, and enough
this business was not for us.
that would not work. It also taught us a
be;family-oriented.;When;it;is;not,;it;be-comes a burden instead of a boon. This
was not the business and not the time.
vested interest. We also have found that
the Lord blesses a business that is willing
family, success was found in a dream my
landscaping;business.;The;place,;the;av-enue, and the timing were right.
Our favorite part of the business is
alongside the backpack blower and hit
blessed and is blessing this endeavor beyond our wildest imaginings. Each month
. . . Our
for learning and