Nurturing Dreams and Sparking Success: Celebrating Small Businesses! Part 1
Hey there, entrepreneurial enthusiasts and dream chasers! 🚀 Have you ever wondered about the magical stories brewing behind the doors of small businesses? We sure have, which is why we're diving deep into the world of small business owners, their journeys, struggles, triumphs, and oh-so-valuable secrets to share.
From Tiny Seeds to Blooming Ventures: Unveiling the Beginnings
Picture this: a spark of an idea ignites, a dash of passion is added, and voilà! A small business is born. We sat down with some inspiring small business owners who spilled the beans on how their ventures came to life. From the first eureka moment to that leap of faith, their stories are a tapestry woven with courage, creativity, and a whole lot of heart.
Meet Ana Solis: The Creative Force Behind Anireth Nikte
Hello, fellow dreamers and small business enthusiasts! Today, we have the absolute pleasure of introducing you to a remarkable entrepreneur, Ana Solis, the driving force behind Anireth Nikte.
Now, let's dive into the captivating story of Ana and the enchanting world of Anireth Nikte. Get ready to be inspired, awed, and motivated by her journey through entrepreneurship, challenges faced, and lessons learned. Ana's story is a testament to the power of creativity, passion, and the small business spirit.
So, without further ado, let's unravel the magic that is Ana Solis and Anireth Nikte! 🌺✨
1.Can you share the story behind how you started your small business? What inspired you to take the leap?
The idea for my business started when I was about 20 years old. I major in International Development Studies at UCLA because I wanted to find an answer to my question, why is it the developing countries like Mexico are not developed? and why is it that so many of us must immigrate to find jobs if Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and hundreds of other countries have so many resources? That was the question that I asked myself at the age 10 when I was also forced to leave my family and friends to come and lived with my parents in America. Why can’t my parents find jobs in Mexico so we can stay? Why why, why is it that my parents and I had to leave our homeland and our loved ones behind? The answer to this question is very complex, but one thing I learned was that education and supporting small women own businesses was key to a country’s development. This is when I started thinking. What if I bring aretesanias to the U.S to support artisan women? At that time before social media and as an undocumented student the idea was so crazy that I was afraid to even say anything about it to anyone, Por que van a desir que estoy loca I thought.
- 2. As you reflect on your journey so far, what achievements or milestones are you most proud of?The achievement I will forever be most proud of is that, despite being undocumented and being told that higher education was not for me I graduated Magna Cum laude from UCLA.
- Every business faces challenges. Could you tell us about a significant obstacle you've overcome and the lessons you learned? My biggest obstacle was starting. The fear of failure was so big that I could always find excuses to post pone it. It was after I read a book called Dream First, Details later by Ellen Bennett that I had the courage to start. I have learned that we learn as we go, new things come up every day that I have to learn to figure out, but that’s not going to stop so I have to embrace it.
- What tools, apps, or strategies do you use to keep your business operations running smoothly?I learn that social media is key to any business and presenting your product in the right light and to the right customers will generate results. Shopify and shipstation have been very useful for me as well.
- 5. What advice would you give to someone who's considering starting their own small business? I would say start, because its better to say I tried, and it didn’t work than the what if? I started my business and still have my full time job so you don’t necessarily have to quit your 9-5 job. You can start little by little. Also, to read, listen to Podcasts, and audio books that can help you learn new things and support your journey. Surrender your self with likeminded minds.
Could you reveal a secret or a tip that has contributed to your business's success? I think that visuals are everything right now and if you have a visually appealing content, it encourages customers to buy your product/service.
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If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and click that follow button. Ana's Instagram is a vibrant canvas that showcases her creative genius and the heart and soul she pours into her small business.
Support Her Small Business: By following her on Instagram, you're not just joining her incredible journey; you're also becoming a part of her thriving community of dreamers and supporters. Your support means the world to Ana, and it's what keeps the small business spirit alive.