FWB – Entrepreneurship and Etsy

(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!)

Have you heard of Etsy?  Yes?  Perfect, you know just how amazing it truly is!  No, no clue what an Etsy is?  GO CHECK IT OUT!!  It’s an online marketplace for all things vintage and hand-made.  There are over one million sellers world-wide – that’s crazy!  I’m pretty much in love with it.  In fact, I’m a seller on Etsy as well (fancy, huh?).  You can check out my vintage and upcycled wares at AEROLOGIE!  Etsy is great in so many ways but the most impressive feat is the amount of people it’s enabled to start their own business.  That’s some powerful stuff right there!

I wanted to share a great report that Etsy gathered and presented to show who is behind these small businesses, what their goals are and how Etsy impacts them as an individual as well as the economy as a whole.  It’s a really great read – check it out.  Entrepreneurs venture out into the business world on their own for many different reasons.  Personally I like the feeling of pride after completing an order.  Something I enjoyed making is going to a dreamy bride in Vermont who needed that perfect hairpiece for her wedding.  I LOVE that!  It’s so great to make a positive impact on others.

More than anything I want to start my business to help people.  I want to share my journey through the wild woods of the unknown so that someone else somewhere can relate and maybe even get some useful info out of it.  I have no idea what I’m doing.  I’ve read more than my fair share of articles and blogs but what does that mean in application?  I don’t know but I’ll be damned if I don’t try my hardest to figure it out!

What’s the number one reason YOU want to start your own business?  Flexibility?  Money?  To help others?

Thanks for reading and have a great Friday!

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