Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal

CONTESTS | | July 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

My dad, after struggling to gain employment finally decided to start his own business. Although it was small it flourished. There was something amazing about having small local stores that are not a cookie cutter copy of stores in every state. At the time I really  resented the amount of work that went into it and thought I would never run my own business. After over a decade of working as an engineering I grew see the benefits of creating something for yourself.

My husband had come fresh from his MBA and was keen on business and I was still skeptical as to the time it took. After I left my career to spend time with my kids I never considered blogging would bloom into a full business but here it is. Forming an LLC, filing taxes, writing checks (receiving checks), writing invoices, signing contracts etc all made it pretty clear we were running a business. Do I work harder than ever? Yes! Do I love it? Yes!

I love that Intuit’s Love a Local Business competition supports local entrepreneurs. This ensures that that the creativity and visionary does not wither away.

It’s been very exciting starting my own business, so I’m curious to know: What dream business would you love to start? By replying you will be entered to win an iPad 2!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit’s Love A Local Businesscompetition. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs July 6 to August 9, 2011. A random winner will be announced by August 11, 2011. Official Contest Rules

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