Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in floristry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Laura Besaw, founder and owner of Meguma Meadows Flower Farm, located in Conquerall Mills, NS, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are a farm specializing in sustainably-grown specialty cut-flowers. We offer ecological floristry that connects people with nature's beauty and allows our customers to convey sentiments to their loved ones.
Tell us about yourself
Once you discover the gift of a green thumb, it's nearly impossible to ignore. I've had a lot of incredible mentors throughout my life who have shown me that you can create a beautiful career around plants. I think I'm motivated simply by living a healthy life supported by employment which promotes beauty in the world and is ecologically sound.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Building everything from scratch, off-grid!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Work/Life Balance. It takes determination and grace to separate yourself from work endeavors. You have to figure this part out, or else you are a miserable burnout.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Trust yourself and your skill.
- Make garbage. Do not wait until you are perfect at what you want to do. Just get going from where you are.
- Dream up your perfect scenario and manifest it. Keep reassessing.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Your business and brand will take on a life of its own. Watch it evolve and adjust when needed. Surprise yourself with success!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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