Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sarah Gerber, owner of NEAT Method, located in Vancouver, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
NEAT Method is a lifestyle service committed to providing luxurious and smartly appointed living spaces for our clients. We recognize that life gets hectic and that setting up and maintaining an organized home can become a challenge.
NEAT Method designs and implements customized solutions to meet each client’s needs that are effective and sustainable. We serve and support anyone from moms of busy families, parents downsizing, bachelors setting up their first homes, couples moving to new homes, and anyone in between!
Tell us about yourself
From reorganizing my bedroom as a kid to color-coding my kids' closets, I always knew I was an organizer at heart. Launching NEAT Method was the most natural and perfect fit for my next career move. Not only do I love the actual daily hands-on organizing, but I also love connecting with our clients and supporting them through moving their space from chaos to composed.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I'm really proud of the team I've built. I love finding the right people, understanding their strengths, and setting them up for success on a project. Investing in people, passing on knowledge, and learning from them along the way is something I appreciate about running my own business.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Letting go. You can't do it all; you HAVE to let others set up and help you along the way. Chances are you can do it better and faster, but you can't do it all, so finding people you can trust and train is the only way to grow!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do your research, make your plan, but don't stay in that phase forever. You have to jump at some point and just go for it.
- Make sure you take some time each week to work ON your business, not just IN the business.
- Fail fast. Even if you mess up, you can find creative solutions to make it right.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Done is better than perfect has always been my motto. Keep moving forward, even if you don't know if you're going the right way. It's easier to change directions once you're already moving. And when you're working on something you love, surrounded by people you trust, there are not many problems you can't solve.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email email@example.com; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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