I have to admit to thriving on a challenge.
I am always looking for more ways to make a living. Sales of my childrens clothes in my Ebay Shop and website have taken a bit of a nose dive in the last year. In some way due to the recession I am sure, but also if I am honest, because I haven't given that aspect of my business the attention I should have.
I get distracted by new ideas and bored by old ones. I have a typical Gemini Mind.
Last year I launched my own small range of Milly by the Sea clothes for little girls, it was well received and I had lots of ideas but not the money required to produce all the items I would have liked or to follow up the range.
The clothes are hand crafted in England and it was important for me to be able to sell them at an affordable price. A tough call. Anyone who is involved in the manufacture of goods in the UK will know that its impossible to compete with the mass produced rates overseas manufacturers offer. So inevitably there was little profit for me and I decided to put Milly to bed for the time being until hopefully I was in a position to develop and market the range properly.
I would dearly love to wake Milly up now, but as I also have another idea on the back boiler at the moment coming as a result of my new and second blog The White Approach (yes, another one) is it the right time ? Should I just concentrate on one business ?
Or is this how I should be thinking in these tough times ? Running several different concerns to appeal to as many people as possible ?
Is this Entrepreneurial Spirt ? -
Entrepreneur – noun
1. a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Being a Jack of all trades and master of non ?