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Advice For First Time Business Owners: Learning From Entrepreneur Doe Deere

Are you a new business owner, looking for some inspiration? Or do you think that you have an idea for a business, but you are not sure and need some role-models to look to in the midst of your confusion? Doe Deere is a passionate entrepreneur who started her own company, Lime Crime, over eight years ago. She might be able to give you just the upliftment that you are looking for! Doe Deeres story confirms that idea that in order to start a business we need three things: passion, direction, and financial resources. Learn more: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/05/finding-your-business-niche-like-doe-deere/

 

The passion behind a new business will need to come for the most part from the owner. Doe Deere, as the founder of Lime Crime, was already passionate and expressive about her love for cosmetics before starting her company. IN 2004, four years before founding her current enterprise, Lime Crime, Deere registered an account on eBay with the name “limecrime”. This outlet served as a place for her to display her D.I.Y. fashions and styles. Clearly, she was already inspired when it came to fashion, personal style, and make-up! Learn more: https://theweirdstore.net/blogs/the-weird-store/how-doe-deere-became-queen-of-the-unicorns

 

As you think about your potential niche, or the type of business you have just opened, ask yourself if you are passionate about it. What do you love to talk about and share about regardless of the money involved? This clarity will help you understand if you will be willing to go the distance with your company. Passion will help you get through the rough patches that come with being a first time business owner. Learn more: https://californiablog.org/content/doe-deere-releases-lime-crime-kitty-bundles-lip-color-duos-benefit-feral-cat-rescue

 

However, passion isn’t enough! You also need to have direction for your business. When Doe Deere was asked about what makes her productive as a business owner, she responded that her “vision” was one of the key drivers of her productivity. A business plan is one way to get your vision out onto paper. There are lots of business plan models, and over the years a standard business plan has become shorter and more concise. Business plans are necessary when it comes to financing your business, as it will show investors what your plan for making a profit is, so that they are more likely to lend you money.

 

This brings us to the next key aspect of starting a business. You will need to finance the start-up costs! Some people “boot-strap” their business, which is an idea in which the owner does as much as possible on as little money as possible until the business starts to make a little bit of profit, and then they can grow according to these limitations. Other people ask banks for loans, or look for investors.

 

If these three items seem intimidating to you, take heart knowing that they are intimidating to many people. Starting a business is hard work and you must be highly invested in your job. Doe Deere serves as an excellent example of how a person can run a successful business while effortlessly mixing her personal life and personality with her work.

 

Doe Deere infuses aspects of her personality into her brand and her day to day business lifestyle. For example, she values animals and donates regularly to the cats and dogs in her home city of New York. At home, she has three cats. This translates into her company decisions too, where she makes sure that all of her products are cruelty free.