blog entries about the life of starting a small organic business, a look into being a vendor at craft fairs & festivals in british columbia and life on salt spring island, BC

From Rags to Experience?

Going into the third year of the business is a good time to reflect and do some serious number crunching. To be honest things have been tough. During the down season of January through March I found myself struggling to pay rent, make insurance payments, buy groceries. I thought by this time my small business would be supporting me, the loan paid off and I would be swimming in black ink in my bank account like the modern digital version of Scrooge McDuck. Or at least have enough funds to pay for upcoming craft fairs, festivals and raw materials to prepare for my third and best year yet. Here’s where I went wrong: 1. I got a $5000 business micro loan that was just not enough. I put orders of

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