Cultivating Lancaster – #8

Chris has had his own business since before we met. He has always done freelance work for a few companies in Harrisburg. A few years ago he decided to start his own photography company. This has been a rough road because it takes a lot of time away from family. Since I don’t work, we need his full time income to support us. With young children that are very active, it is hard to put your full effort into running a business and being there for your children.

I have stayed home this past school year and wondered what my future has in store for me. I have prayed a lot about what is next. Chris and I started kicking around a few ideas. I came up with something that I think I can enjoy. It is relatively in my field of study. Because it has been several years and I have no idea how to start or run a business, I am taking a few courses to refresh my memory.

Last night Chris and I went to a Entrepreneur Conference in Lancaster called Cultivate Lancaster. It was really cool. I have never been to this sort of Conference, I am a math nerd so my conferences consisted of statistics and data software. I am overwhelmed by the information we received but I am also overwhelmed at the number of people that want to help small business succeed. It was amazing to see the mentors and all the organizations there.

This is a new venture and I am very excited but also very nervous. Questions run through my head. What if I don’t get any clients? What if I make mistakes? What if no one likes me? What if this works? What is my end goal? What in the hell am I going to name my company? Do I need a tagline?

I am happy to know that there are people out there willing to help me but I am still scared shitless.

Until tomorrow…

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