Small Business Owner

You know why I love having a small business? Because I work with good people. (Yes, you know Jared is good). My Mom slugs soil into pots a half day a week the whole growing season. I get to hang with my Mom for 4 hours a week. I would not likely be able to do that if I had a ‘job’.

I get wonderful emails from customers who truly want to know how I am. They tell me about their lives, and I’m rooting for their growing children or grandchildren, college application process, ill spouse, exciting travels, or new business, just as much as I am rooting for their pollinators and American persimmons. They send articles, links and videos. They encourage me to home school. They ask interesting questions. They complain about their weeds, and I encourage them to keep going. They are courteous, kind, and funny.

This stuff is great!

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Around this time, I like to reflect on the previous year and the year to come. I did that a bit in November (Read my post: 12 - Struggle). Right now, I'm busy. Busy getting the business’ books in order from last year and moving forward. I spent part of New Years’ day romancing a bookkeeping program. Perhaps my financial future is in good stead for the coming year, but it sure felt like a flop of a way to spend New Years’ day.

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Business Partners, Married Couple

Business Partners, Married Couple

Family business. The day can start sour or sweet.

Sour. Yesterday. Witness:

Dispute about where the precious beach plum (Prunus maritima) seedlings should go. Their needs include some sun, moderate moisture, and protection from the cold. They are sown in potting medium in two heavy-duty black plastic flats about 12" by 16".

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