Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wood handcrafts but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Philip Tuan, C0-Founder of From the Source, located in New York, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

From the source is a sustains eco-balance luxury handcrafted solid wood furniture producer. We service retail, interior designers, architects, restaurant, hospitality trade, and more.

Tell us about yourself

I was involved with several different retail businesses prior, from fashion and gift shops to bakeries. Among them, I like furniture the best. It has the longest shelf life in our household. It gives me a great challenge for me to build something good and long-lasting for people to remember us.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

To put the person on the right pedestal so he or she can shine!

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

The things you don't know, anything from finance, HR, sales, procedure, design, productions, software, marketing...

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Follow your passion.
  2. Know your marketing.
  3. Don't forget why you started

Where can people find you and your business?


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