The first step to starting a business is deciding to start a business. They say the first step is the hardest and in our experience this is especially true when it comes to starting a business. Getting over the mental roadblocks can be tough, often harder to overcome than the challenges you’ll face once you actually start the business. Fellow entrepreneurs share their thoughts below.

Bailey Bishop | Principal Designer and Small Business Owner

I have always worked for extremely talented, ambitious business owners, and personally always wanted to be right in the mix. I had already worked in Legal, Finance and Construction industries by the time I joined the Interior Design community, so even my very first day on the job as a junior designer I was chomping at the bit to be more involved on the business end of things. I think I said as much during my interview and really surprised the owners of the company. I’m sure they thought I was crazy! Read more>>

Ruth-Ann Thorn | Art dealer

I never really liked working for anyone. I always knew I would be an entrepreneur. The main reason is because most people don’t like to get things completely executed in a timely manner. I think entrepreneur speak their own language which is… We get it done! Read more>>

Sean Curtis | Muralist & Curator

I strive to change the urban landscape of San Diego with public art. Read more>>

Ryen Toft | Professional Organizer

I wanted to start my own business to show the importance of organizing and how life changing it is. I also started it because I wasn’t able to show all of the amazing organizing jobs I had been doing in private estates for the last 17 years do you being under numerous NDA’s. It’s so rewarding sharing the whole process and also seeing at the end of the day the results and happy client. Almost instant satisfaction and you don’t get that in most jobs. Read more>>