Learning the hard way – Zoe’s story
The internet can be a great source of information. You can literally Google anything. One downside I have noticed is that there is a lot of misinformation too. When it comes to business, it seems to be glamorised. It’s cool to run a business. Anyone can do it. To add more fuel to the fire, most articles are either overnight success stories or some form of how-to-build-a-6,7-figure-business-under-30-days nonsense. Not many are brave enough to share what it really takes to run a business and how it can impact small business owners physically, mentally and emotionally.
That’s why I’m introducing this new mini-series with Zoe from Barley & Twist, who is part of our Atelier of Success and kindly agreed to document her journey once a month. Zoe started it after realising that corporate life and fitting in wasn’t for her. Her love of furniture goes back to times when she was a student in the 80s and couldn’t afford new furniture. Even though her career took her in a different direction, she kept honing her skills and developed a love of classic looks with a touch of difference and a hint of character. Zoe went on to pursue her passion and attended upholstery school, and undertook extensive and intensive training to perfect her craft. Now she runs her business from her new premises in Ormskirk (below is the REAL story so keep reading on) where, aside from working on her commission work, she also hosts monthly pop-ups and upholstery workshops.
Here is her second diary entry…leaning the hard way.
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