Starting a small business is hard. Creating a successful, lasting business is even harder. As Small Business Month comes to a close, we spoke with small business owners about what it's really like to start your own company. From a two-person travel production company to a gender-fluid lingerie line to puberty products worth $3.3 million, these female founders have taken the business world by storm. Blending a unique set of skills with business savvy has led them to not only start unique, world-changing companies, but also to foster a longevity that is rare in the fickle, novelty-obsessed start-up world. Ahead, we speak to the founders of seven small businesses about the highs, lows, and surprises of running your own company.
What No One Tells You About Being Your Own Boss
In 2016, Mari Andrew made a New Year’s resolution that, albeit simple, would eventually cause a seismic shift in her life and meandering career (which, u